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Patrick N. on ContractsCounsel
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January 18, 2023

Patrick N.

Attorney at Law
Free Consultation
Massachusetts
7 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MA
Suffolk University Law School

Before attending law school, I had a prior career in business performance reporting. This experience differentiates me from other attorneys. I can readily read, interpret, and synthesize financial reporting. I also have a passion for legal research and writing.

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June 1, 2023

Nicholas M.

President/Attorney
Free Consultation
Providence, Rhode Island
14 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CT, MA, NC, RI
The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Nicholas Matlach is a cybersecurity expert (CISSP) and an attorney who is dedicated to helping small businesses succeed. He is a client-focused professional who has a deep understanding of the challenges that small businesses face in the digital age. He also provides legal counsel to small businesses on a variety of issues, including formation, intellectual property, contracts, and employment law.

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October 28, 2022

Karl D. S.

Attorney
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Middlebury, Connecticut
12 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CT, MA
Pepperdine University School of Law

Karl D. Shehu, has a multidisciplinary practice encompassing small business law, estate and legacy planning, real estate law, and litigation. Attorney Shehu has assisted families, physicians, professionals, and people of faith provide for their loved ones by crafting individualized estate and legacy plans. Protecting families and safeguarding families is his passion. Attorney Shehu routinely represents lenders, buyers, sellers, and businesses in real estate transactions, researching and resolving title defects, escrowing funds, and drafting lending documents. To date, Attorney Shehu has closed a real estate deal in every town in Connecticut. As a litigator, Attorney Shehu has proven willing to engage in contentious court battles to obtain results for his clients. While practicing at DLA Piper, LLP, in Boston, Attorney Shehu represented the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies in multidistrict litigations filed throughout the United States. He has been a passionate advocate for immigrants and the seriously injured, frequently advising against lowball settlement offers. He is willing to try every case to verdict, and he meticulously prepares every case for trial. Attorney Shehu began his legal career as a consumer lawyer, utilizing fee-shifting statutes to force unscrupulous businesses to pay the legal fees of aggrieved consumers. For example, in Access Therapies v. Mendoza, 1:13-cv-01317 (S.D. Ind. 2014), Attorney Shehu utilized unique interpretations of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, Truth-in-Lending Act, and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) to obtain a favorable result for his immigrant client. Attorney Shehu is a Waterbury, Connecticut native. He attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel grammar school, The Loomis Chaffee School, and Chase Collegiate School before earning degrees from Boston College, the University of Oxford’s Said Business School in England, and Pepperdine University School of Law. At Oxford, Karl was voted president of his class. Outside of his law practice, Attorney Shehu has worked to improve the world around him by participating in numerous charitable endeavors. He is a former candidate for the Connecticut Senate and a parishioner of St. Patrick Parish and Oratory in Waterbury. In addition, Attorney Shehu has written extensively on the Twenty-fifth Amendment and law firm retention by multinational firms.

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January 23, 2023

Joseph M.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Boston, MA
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MA
Massachusetts School of Law

Joe provides premium legal services to both individuals and businesses throughout the Commonwealth. Experience litigating civil and criminal matters, as well as drafting/negotiation transactional issues involving contracts, real estate, business formation, estate planning and more. Prior to entering private law practice, Joe worked for two decades in financial industry including regulatory and compliance for both national and regional banks and investment firms.

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May 23, 2023

Barbara M.

Attorney/Owner
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Massachusetts
33 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MA, NY
Albany Law School

In 1991, Barbara Markessinis graduated cum laude from Albany Law School in Albany, New York. Shortly thereafter, Barbara was admitted to practice in New York State and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. In 1997, Barbara was admitted to practice in Massachusetts and in April of 2009 she was admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. After graduating from law school, Barbara worked in private practice in the Albany, New York area and for Sneeringer, Monahan, Provost & Redgrave Title Agency, Inc. before joining the New York State Division for Youth and the New York State Attorney General's Real Property Bureau as a Senior Attorney. During her tenure with the Division for Youth, Attorney Markessinis found herself in Manhattan Family Court in front of Judge Judy! A career highlight for sure! After admission to the Massachusetts Bar, Barbara returned to private practice in the Berkshires and eventually started her own firm in June of 2006. Attorney Markessinis offers legal services in elder law, estate planning and administration/probate, family law, limited assistance representation (LAR), real estate and landlord tenant disputes. In 2016, after a family member found themselves in need of long term care, Attorney Markessinis’ launched her elder law practice. Through this experience, Attorney Markessinis discovered that the process of selecting a long term care facility and/or caregiver, applying for MassHealth and preserving an applicant’s assets are serious issues faced by many people every day. This area of the law is Barbara’s passion and she offers her legal services to families who find themselves in need of an elder law attorney. Attorney Markessinis is part of the Volunteer Legal Clinic in the Berkshire Probate & Family Court and has provided limited free legal services to patients and families at Moments House cancer support center in Pittsfield. She currently serves as a Hearing Committee Member for the MA Board of Bar Overseers and is a member of the Berkshire County and Massachusetts Bar Associations, Berkshire County Estate Planning Council (BCEPC). Attorney Markessinis is also the host of WUPE Talks Law. She also serves on the Town of Hancock Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board.

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July 27, 2023

Paul P.

attorney/manager
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Nashua, NH
22 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MA, NH
Massachusett School of Law

With more than twenty years of experience, Attorney Paul Petrillo has written contracts, business agreements, wills, trusts and the like. Licensed in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, Attorney Petrillo is regular user of remote and virtual communications and document exchanges, such as DocuSign, Adobe e-sign, as well as virtual meetings using Zoom and Webex, to make drafting contracts and communicating with clients quick and easy.

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August 30, 2023

Massa M.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Maryland
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MA, MD
Massachusetts School of Law

Highly disciplined attorney with over seven years administrative litigation experience. Capable of analyzing complex research, data, and documentation to prepare and represent individuals in sensitive cases. Recognized as a leader with the ability to perform work both autonomously and collaboratively as a member of a diverse legal team. Great problem-solving skills, strong multitasking capabilities and works well under strict deadlines. A professional with a sense of humor, strong work ethic and ability to build trust across all levels.

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September 14, 2023

Rachel B.

Attorney
Free Consultation
North Carolina
1 Yr Experience
Licensed in CT, MA
Massachusetts School of Law

I am a new attorney who is licensed to practice in Connecticut and Massachusetts. I am waiting for bar admission to North Carolina. I have over 20 year of experience working in both the public and private sectors. I am a fierce advocate for my clients and am committed to delivering solutions for clients with excellence.

Brittany B. on ContractsCounsel
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October 1, 2023

Brittany B.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Upton, Massachusetts
12 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MA, VT, WI
University of St. Thomas

I am a tax attorney with years of experience as in house counsel at an accounting firm. I have also done tax litigation and audit representation. I work with for profits and non profits.

Drew M. on ContractsCounsel
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October 19, 2023

Drew M.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Florida
17 Yrs Experience
Licensed in FL, MA
University of Florida

Drew Melville is a Florida and Massachusetts-licensed attorney with fourteen years' experience in real estate transactions, title insurance and land use. His practice includes all aspects of commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, financing, joint venture formation, leasing and land use approvals. Mr. Melville is a title agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, First American Title Insurance Company, and Stewart Title Guaranty Company. Mr. Melville's practice is national in scope, and he brings a creative and solution-oriented approach to his clients' diverse array of real estate investment and development activities in all real estate asset classes. These often include urban infill, adaptive reuse, affordable and workforce housing, historic preservation, sustainable building, brownfield or gray-field redevelopment and opportunity zones. Prior to starting his own firm, he was an in house counsel for the real estate development subsidiary of a large, diversified land and agribusiness company. To date, Mr. Melville has closed over $1.2 billion in commercial real estate transactions.

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October 20, 2023

Corey H.

Managing Partner
Free Consultation
Richmond, Virginia
15 Yrs Experience
Licensed in DC, MA, VA
UC Berkeley Law - LL.M

Veritas Global Law, PLLC ("Veritas") is a law firm specializing in Life Sciences, Private Equity, M&A, technology transactions and general corporate law. Veritas frequently represents clients seeking cost a cost efficient, on-demand, general counsel in a variety of general corporate law matters, and a range of contracts including NDAs, MSAs, Software as a Service (Saas) agreements. Veritas also represents U.S. and non-U.S. private investment fund GPs and LPs across a broad range of activities with a particular emphasis on private equity, venture capital, secondary funds, distressed funds and funds of funds. Mr. Harris received his LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law and served as an articles editor of the Berkeley Business Law Journal and was an active member of the Berkeley Center for Law Business and the Economy. Additionally, Mr. Harris also holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School, a M.B.A. from the Boston College Carroll School of Management, a B.A. from Hampton University in Political Science with a minor in Economics and Spanish and a certificate in financial valuation from the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School.

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Real Estate Legal Questions and Answers

Real Estate

Purchase And Sale Agreement

Massachusetts

Asked on Sep 7, 2023

Purchase and sale agreement and closing costs?

I am in the process of purchasing a home and I am looking at signing a Purchase and Sale Agreement. I am trying to understand what closing costs I will need to pay in order to complete the transaction. I want to make sure I am aware of all the costs associated with this purchase so that I can plan accordingly.

Moss S.

Answered Sep 22, 2023

In Massachusetts it is advisable to have an attorney represent you in negotiating a Purchase and Sale Agreement. Purchasing a home is usually the most expensive item that a person buys in their lifetime. Regarding closing costs, they are driven mostly by your lender.

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Real Estate

Property Deed

Massachusetts

Asked on Jun 30, 2022

How much would be the attorney fees to add an owner on the grant deed of a primary residence in MA?

The parent wanted to be part owner of the property with the current registered owner.

Richard G.

Answered Jul 12, 2022

Without complications, attorneys fees relative to drafting a deed granting the property from one owner to another will cost roughly $500 - $750 in Massachusetts. Usually, these matters are relatively uncomplicated, however, at times they can be more complex. The attorney should take some time with you to understand the details of your situation so as to ensure that the deed is drafted according to your needs.

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Real Property Purchase Agreement

Virginia

Asked on Jun 18, 2022

quitclaim from deed

i have frienen is on my deed so he wants quit from deed how much charge

Michael T.

Answered Jul 19, 2022

Generally speaking, getting your friend "off the title" just needs a deed granting you his interest in the property. A real estate lawyer could prepare such a deed for only a few hundred dollars. But that does not include having a title examination done, and it doesn't include the recordation cost (the deed needs to be recorded in the local land records, and the cost varies).

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Commercial Lease

Florida

Asked on Apr 13, 2023

How long is a typical commercial lease agreement?

I am a small business owner looking to expand my operations, and I am considering leasing a commercial space. I understand that commercial lease agreements vary in length, but I am unsure how long the typical agreement is. I would like to know this information so I can better plan for my business needs and budget.

Moss S.

Answered Apr 28, 2023

The term of a commercial lease typically is no less than 3 years, and could be either 5 or 10 years. Both the Landlord and Tenant usually like long term leases.

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Real Estate

Quitclaim Deed

Illinois

Asked on Sep 30, 2023

Fees for filing a quitclaim deed?

I recently inherited a piece of property from a family member and I would like to transfer ownership of that property to someone else. I understand that a quitclaim deed is the legal document that I need to do this, but I am unsure of the fees associated with filing the quitclaim deed. I would like to know the cost of filing the quitclaim deed so that I can make the necessary arrangements.

Frank V.

Answered Oct 6, 2023

The amount of the filing fee varies from county to county. You can call the office of the recorder of deeds for your county to find out the correct amount.

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