Jun
02

So, What Makes a Good Client?

When I work with good clients, I find that I am especially motivated to get them great results because the relationship is rewarding for me. Conversations with clients result in new ideas, constructive criticism and to-do items that keep the project moving in a forward direction that produces results. I find myself suggesting new things to… Continue reading »

Jun
01

Mortgage Practices Continue to Be Scrutinized by the Courts

The mortgage industry continues to be a subject of heavy scrutiny in both the press and the courts. Some issues, such as the industry’s widespread failure to properly prove ownership prior to foreclosure and the marketing of subprime loans, have made national news. Others, such as lenders’ failure to pay recording fees when mortgages are… Continue reading »

Jun
01

Reviewing Your Purchase & Sale Agreement

The purchase of a new home is an exciting and stressful time for buyers. The buying of a new home may not only be the most significant and largest purchase most people will make, but it also involves the law of real property, which is unique and presents special problems. The legal issues that arise… Continue reading »

May
31

A Gallery is Selling Your Artwork: What to Know to Protect Your Rights

As a practicing artist, I know how exciting it is to find and secure gallery representation. As an attorney, I have represented artists whose consignment agreements with a gallery went sour, and so I am well aware of the possible pitfalls that may arise once this relationship has commenced. In Massachusetts, the artist is protected… Continue reading »

May
31

Business Succession Planning: Be Prepared

According to the Small Business Administration, approximately 90% of all businesses are closely held and family owned. However, of those, only 30% succeed into the next generation, and a mere 15% survive into a third generation. Why do 70% of family businesses fail to succeed into the next generation? The primary reason is that family… Continue reading »