Municipal Law The firm has been continuously awarded Martindale Hubble’s highest rating -av- since its founding. During its history, it has represented many of the leading institutions and businesses in southeastern Massachusetts. The firm has particularly specialized in municipal law, and has over time acted as counsel to eleven municipalities in the area, as well as a number of specialized districts and boards.Read More →

Civil Litigation We view ourselves as problem solvers, and look first to the most practical solution. However, in an adversary context, we are zealous advocates of our clients’ interest within the confines of ethical and honest practice. State and Federal CourtsRead More →

Family Law We are committed to client service and open communication. We view ourselves as problem solvers, and look first to the most practical solution. Guardianships Conservatorships Trust Administration Prenuptial Agreements DivorceRead More →

Business Management Legal Services We have served as local counsel to a number of Fortune 500 companies in connection with regional projects and problems, and serve as general counsel to dozens of local businesses. We have extensive experience in rendering advice concerning choice of business entity formation, taxation issues, labor relations, financing strategies, preparation of standardized business forms, reorganization, sale and purchase of business entities, and succession issues, including estate planning issues. Partnership & LLC Organizational and Maintenance Business & Corporate Law Tax Exempt Recognition Non-Profit CorporationsRead More →

Real Estate – Permitting & Transactions We handle all aspects of real estate, including purchase and sale agreements and conveyancing, as well as all aspects of real estate development, including zoning, environmental, and wetlands law. We have been developers’ counsel for numerous major public and private projects. Several of our larger projects include: being counsel responsible for both the permitting and financing of a 152 acre regional landfill built by a governmental district, the only major new landfill to be built in Massachusetts in the last two decades; representing a charitable corporation responsible for rehabilitation and conversion of one of the largest whaling era mansionsRead More →

Historic & Environmental Preservation We are dedicated to understanding our clients’ needs and providing them with practical and cost-effective legal advice, representation, solutions and quality legal services. Our attorneys have years of legal expertise and have handled numerous cases and projects of significant complexity and substantial economic and social import. Historic/Land Preservation Conservation Restrictions Environmental Permitting Wetlands Issues Coastal Permitting Waterfront PropertiesRead More →

Estate Planning & Wealth Management We have approximately 2000 estate planning clients, from every economic spectrum. We have experience in nearly all sophisticated estate planning techniques that are useful to high wealth individuals but we pride ourselves principally on taking care to learn the personal circumstances of our clients. We do not let tax avoidance and reduction techniques obscure more fundamental estate planning goals, and we are sensitive to our clients’ tolerance for risk and complexity. We have particular expertise in the area of planning for family lands. We represent two of the largest area land trusts, and Daniel Perry has published a well receivedRead More →