Residential Real Estate Law
Our real estate attorneys are experienced and skilled in all areas of commercial and residential transactions, representing buyers and sellers, as well as financial lenders. We specialize in large and complex commercial lease transactions representing both landlords and tenants. Additionally, because the needs associated with real estate transactions often cross over into a variety of legal issues, Cooley Shrair has developed a team approach to best serve our clients, providing the most cost-effective legal counsel.
Cooley Shrair has developed a comprehensive real estate client base and has substantial experience in zoning and land use issues.
In the fast-paced arena of real estate transactions it is the experience and knowledge of our real estate attorneys, providing up-to-date solutions to complex questions, which sets us apart. Not surprisingly, Cooley Shrair has played a role in some of the most successful real estate transactions in the New England area.
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On Monday, you inherit a million dollars. On Tuesday, your spouse files and serves a Complaint for Divorce. Do you get to keep the million dollars?
In Massachusetts, the court has broad discretion in determining which assets belong to the marital estate and how they should be divided. Neither the date of acquisition nor the manner in which title is held necessarily determines whether an asset is to be included in the estate. Rather, the concept of marital property in Massachusetts, as defined by statute as well as applicable case law, is expansive. “Upon divorce … the court may assign to either husband or wife all or any part of the estate of the other …” Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 208, Section 34.
Another impediment related to residential foreclosure
Following a foreclosure, we all have been faced with the prospect of evicting the homeowner who becomes as we all thought, a tenant-at-will. The general rule was to provide a 30-day notice of termination of tenancy and then to begin a summary process hearing to evict the post-foreclosure "tenant" from the property.