Wills

Wills Lawyers in Massachusetts A will is designed to protect and distribute assets and funds as you see fit. It is not enough to simply express these wishes in Massachusetts. A legal will must be in place. Without a will, your family and loved ones do not have a say in what becomes of your […]

Wealth Management

Wealth Management Services in Massachusetts When you have worked hard to amass a certain amount of wealth, you want to take every measure available to safeguard and protect that wealth. For those who have gained a significant amount through inheritance, business ventures, or years of hard work, it can be difficult and overwhelming to know […]

Special Needs Trusts

Trusts are designed with the main goal of distributing money or assets to a spouse, minor children, or adult children with special needs. When you have a special needs adult or minor child, there may be a great deal of responsibility when it comes to caring for him or her and meeting necessary medical and […]

Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts

Nominee (Real Estate) Trusts Lawyers in Massachusetts Creating a trust as a means of leaving money to beneficiaries can be a useful and efficient tool as part of estate planning. There are a number of ways to create and maintain trusts. Two popular types are revocable and irrevocable trusts. The estate planning attorneys at Shapiro […]

Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney in Massachusetts Creating a power of attorney is a vital part of the estate planning process. A power of attorney is a legal document that ensures your financial matters are taken care if you become incapacitated, disabled, or otherwise unable to manage your finances. Shapiro Law Group, PC, can help create a […]

Other Trusts

Trust Attorneys in Massachusetts Creating a trust is an ideal way to distribute funds to beneficiaries on your own terms. It gives you some semblance of control over how and when those funds are distributed and used. There are numerous ways to create a trusts and very specific stipulations that can be included. Shapiro Law […]

Multi-Generational Giving

Multi-Generational Giving Services in Massachusetts When someone has acquired a great deal of wealth or has created a successful business to pass along to the next generation, that wealth or that business may not grow or continue without proper guidance and protection. One way to prevent that wealth or business from being decimated after the […]

Living Wills

Living Wills Attorneys in Massachusetts One essential part of estate planning is a living will, regardless of your age or the value of your assets. Each person has the right of self-determination and each person should know that an accident or tragic circumstance can happen at any time. Your health and wishes for your medical […]

Living Trusts

Living Trusts Lawyers in Massachusetts Estate planning can be much more complicated than simply drafting a legal will. For those who want control over assets while they are living and also want to ensure assets are properly managed one becomes incapacitated, the creation of a living trust can be an essential tool. Trusts allow for […]

Life Insurance Trusts

Life Insurance Trust Lawyers in Massachusetts There are many ways to ensure your beneficiaries receive funds from your estate with as little hassle, taxation, and time in probate as possible. One way is through the creation of a trust. One type that can be beneficial for those who have an estate worth a certain amount […]

Health Care Proxies

Health Care Proxy Laws in Massachusetts Preparing for the unexpected is part of estate planning. It is extremely important to protect your assets and those you love. It is also important to protect yourself in the event of an illness or accident that leaves you unconscious or unable to make your own healthcare decisions. Designating […]

H.I.P.A.A. Releases

H.I.P.A.A. Releases in Massachusetts The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was created as a means of protecting health care information. It ensures privacy of records and information between a patient and healthcare providers. The sharing of your health information is prohibited without your direct authorization. There are times when that information may need to […]

Estate Planning

Estate Planning Attorneys in Massachusetts Regardless of your age or the value of your assets, if you own anything or if you have children, you need to think about estate planning. It encompasses essential legal services and documents that ensure your wishes are upheld after you pass. Estate planning ensures your family and other beneficiaries […]

Trespassing

Trespassing Laws in Massachusetts When you have invested so much into a property, you want to take every step possible to protect that investment. Whether it pertains to commercial or residential property, it is vital that you understand your rights and protections when it comes to trespassing. Shapiro Law Group, PC, can advise and guide […]

Single Family

Buying a single family home is major undertaking and a time of excitement and transition. It is also one of, if not the biggest financial decision most people ever make. It can be a complicated and confusing process, especially for those who are first time single family home buyers or sellers in Massachusetts. The real […]

Residential

Residential Real Estate Laws Massachusetts Residential real estate transactions can be complicated, exciting, and life-changing. Buying or selling a home may be the biggest financial endeavor you ever deal with. It may also be a major life milestone that entails a lot of emotions and upheaval. Because of the scope of the situation, you need […]

Real Estate Litigation

While most real estate transactions and situations go through smoothly or are easily resolved, there are times when legal intervention is necessary. Our firm works diligently to negotiate the terms of a real estate transaction or any real estate-related disputes. However, there are times when litigation is the only option to get what you need […]

Purchase and Sales Agreements

Purchase and Sales Agreement Laws in Massachusetts A purchase and sales agreement may be the most important contract you ever sign. A P&S agreement is a legal contract between the buyer and seller of a property. The agreement may begin in a standard form, but attorneys for both parties may add to it. This can […]

Multi-Family Homes

Multi-Family Home Laws in Massachusetts Buying, selling, or being a landlord to a multi-family home can pose its own unique set of legal challenges. The relationship between landlords and tenants in other units can necessitate legal intervention and assistance. Any kind of real estate issue involving a multi-family home should be navigated by legal counsel […]

Real Estate Offers

Real Estate Offer Laws in Massachusetts The drafting of or acceptance of an offer should never be done without the guidance and assistance of a skilled and knowledgeable real estate attorney. Shapiro Law Group, PC, can be the only resource you need to negotiate and move forward with an offer and the rest of the […]

Leases Agreement

Leases Agreement Laws in Massachusetts Lease agreements can be standard or as unique as the individuals entering into them. Lease agreements are drafted for the protection of all parties involved. It is never advisable for anyone to enter into or draft a lease without experienced and knowledgeable legal advisement. Shapiro Law Group, PC, is the […]

HUD Preparation

HUD Preparation Services in Massachusetts The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) document preparation is a vital part of any real estate transaction. The sheer amount of figures and detailed outline of financial information has to be correct and should be fully understood by all parties. Because of the breakdown and importance of […]

Condominiums

Condominium Laws in Massachusetts Condominiums can differ from standard apartment buildings or residential homes. Condominium associations are very much their own entity that enforces their own codes, by-laws, and fees. The structure and order that encompasses condominium life often runs smoothly and with full cooperation of those who make up the group. However, there are […]

Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate Laws in Massachusetts Any kind of commercial real estate venture or transaction can be complex and time-consuming. Whether you are acquiring, selling, or looking to manage a commercial real estate property, you need legal guidance and representation to protect your vision and your best interests. Shapiro Law Group, PC, has a wealth […]

Closing Assitance

Real Estate Closing Assistance & Laws in Massachusetts The official closing of a real estate transaction can be the most important day for you and your finances. It may culminate the journey to buy or sell your most valuable asset. It also certainly means a new chapter in the both the buyers and sellers life. […]

Apartments

Apartment Laws in Massachusetts If you own an apartment complex, have an apartment unit in your home, or plan to rent an apartment in Massachusetts, you may need legal guidance for your own protection. The laws for buying, selling, or renting apartments can be much more complicated than people may think. From closing terms to […]

Summary Process

The summary process is one part of pursuing an eviction. It is a legal procedure and anyone sending or receiving a summary process summons and complaint should take the matter very seriously. The summary process may be confusing and overwhelming. Anyone who has to contend with the summary process pertaining to eviction should have legal […]

Notice to Quit

A Notice to Quit is a legal document given from a landlord to a tenant. It is basically the first part of the eviction process. The document acts as an order to vacate the property by a certain date. This doesn’t mean the tenant has to actually leave the property by that date, but it […]

Tenant’s Rights

When you rent an apartment or house in Massachusetts, a tenant has legal rights and protections under Massachusetts law. A tenant should always know their rights and know what to do if they ever feel those rights are being violated by the actions of a landlord. Shapiro Law Group, PC, can help tenants understand their […]

Landlord/Tenant Laws for Corporations

Landlord/Tenant Laws for Corporations One common legal document relevant to the landlord/tenant relationship is a lease. A typical lease outlines the time frame for renting a property, payments for rent of property, land or building use specifics, and an outline of violations that can result in eviction from a property. A lease may also contain […]

Landlord/Tenant Litigation

Landlord/Tenant Litigation Lawyers in Massachusetts The moves a landlord may have to take to evict a tenant and actions that a tenant may have to take to avoid eviction can be complicated, time-consuming, and overwhelming. While negotiations of terms and a timeline may work in many cases, there are times when an eviction situation may […]

Landlord Lease Agreements

Landlord Lease Agreement Laws in Massachusetts A lease is a legal document between a landlord and a tenant. While some leases may seem standard and clear-cut, it is a legally binding contract that should not be entered into lightly. Having legal counsel to draft, review, and negotiate the terms of a lease is advisable for […]

Landlord Rights

Landlord Rights in Massachusetts When you own a multi-family property in Massachusetts and decide to rent it to a tenant, you have certain rights and protections you should be aware of. As the property owner, it is always in your best interests to know your legal rights and understand what actions you can take to […]

Evictions

Shapiro Law Group, PC, understand eviction laws in Massachusetts and have the skill and dedication needed to help you through an eviction and ensure you get a fair resolution. LANDLORD RIGHTS There are protections in place for tenants who want to fight an eviction. If there is no reason stated on the Notice to Quit […]

Landlord/Tenant Contracts

Landlord/Tenant Contract Laws in Massachusetts Not having a clear understanding of what is being signed can lead to misinterpretations, disputes, and even litigation between parties. Shapiro Law Group, PC, can handle the drafting, review, and dispute of any landlord or tenant contract issues. LEGAL CONTRACT DRAFTING SERVICES Contracts between a landlord and tenant can outline […]

Health Law Compliance

The landscape of Health Law is complex and getting more so all the time. Now extending far beyond OSHA and HIPAA, compliance extends into all facets of your practice and involves everyone in your organization. Knowing the rules and adhering to them is more important than ever. Federal and state enforcement is on the rise, […]

Health Law Services

Health Law Services in Massachusetts The landscape of Health Law in Massachusetts is intensely complicated and continuously changing. The industry faces heavy government oversight and unprecedented operational challenges. Your legal needs should be addressed by health law Attorneys who have the experience and knowledge needed to give you solid advice and an aggressive defense when […]

Purchase and Sales Contracts

Purchase and Sales Contract Agreement Laws If you are planning to buy or sell real estate in Massachusetts, you need an experienced and knowledgeable P&S attorney in Massachusetts who can guide you through the process as well as draft and review a purchase and sales agreement. There are certain standard components to a purchase and […]

Property Contracts

Property Contract Lawyers in Massachusetts Shapiro Law Group, PC, has contract attorneys who can help draft, revise, and negotiate any contract involving property. Contracts for property issues can pertain to buying and selling, leasing, property management, and many other aspects of property rights and situations. Some other property issues that may require contracts and contract […]

Personal Contracts

Personal Contract Laws in Massachusetts Although the purpose and nature of a contract may be personal, it is still a legal document and should be treated as such by all parties. The Massachusetts contract attorneys at Shapiro Law Group, PC, have the legal experience and the compassion needed to help guide you through the process […]

Contractual Offers

Contractual Offers in Massachusetts A contract placing an offer on real estate is the first step of the process of buying and selling. Whether you are a potential buyer looking to draft an offer or a seller who needs to accept or decline an offer, you should have a legal advocate in your corner who […]

Contract Litigation

Contract Litigation Lawyers in Massachusetts Negotiation and mediation are typically successful means of dealing with contractual disputes or incidents involving breach of contract. However, these methods do not always yield results. If you are dealing with a contract issue and litigation is the only resort to ensure protection of your rights, Shapiro Law Group, PC, […]

Bankruptcy Laws

At Shapiro Law Group, PC, we know that while every Bankruptcy proceeding is unique, most people feel intimidated when filing. The paperwork involved in Bankruptcy cases can be quite confusing, and, more often than not, your creditors will have teams of Lawyers behind them. Our objective is to make the Bankruptcy process as simple and […]

Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Attorneys You take pride in your work and the last thing you want is to get injured on the job. When an injury does occur, you might be hesitant to report it. But, under Massachusetts workers compensation law, it’s important you go through the process and report any injuries as soon as they […]

Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents Living in or around Boston means you’re accustomed to dealing with traffic. As with any densely populated area in the country, more people means more automobiles. And, more automobiles means more accidents on the road. When it comes to auto accidents, truck accidents can often include great danger for those other vehicles involved. […]

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys There you were, going about your daily business when an unexpected obstacle or hazard causes you to trip and fall. If only there was fair warning, or better yet if the property owner had paid attention to this hazard in your path. Instead, there you are, injured and struggling to […]

Serious Injury

Serious Injury Accident Attorneys in Massachusetts While most people go about their days with no incidents, a serious, traumatic, or life-changing injury can happen anytime due to the negligence, recklessness, or carelessness of another. Serious, life-altering injuries can occur at any time and anyplace, including: Motor vehicle accidents Construction site injuries Slip and fall accidents […]

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Car Accident Lawyer in Massachusetts An accident can happen anytime due to the negligence, recklessness, or carelessness of another. When you have been the victim of someone else’s negligence and have suffered an injury as a result, get the immediate help you need. Then contact a car accident lawyer at Shapiro Law Group, PC in […]

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Massachusetts If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, there are a series of steps that you will need to take to file a proper claim for damages and the treatment of any injuries sustained. Filing a claim may be a confusing process if you have never done it before. […]

Boat Accidents

Boat Accidents Whether for scenery, fishing, or just having a fun day away from land, there is no doubt that you can have a lot of fun on a boat. While not something you commonly worry about, boat accidents can put a damper in that fun quickly. And, if you’re injured in one of these […]

Personal Injury

Personal Injury Attorneys in Massachusetts Dealing With Personal Injury Claims Regardless of the personal injury claims, it helps to have a basic understanding of how the legal system works in these cases. To begin, it’s important to note the statute of limitation that’s in place. For residents of Massachusetts, you are granted three years (usually […]

Mediation Law

Mediation is a method to resolve disputes that may be used at any point during the litigation process. Due to our extensive litigation experience, we understand the importance of reaching creative solutions while avoiding the expense, delay and uncertainty of a contested trial. TYPES OF MEDIATION Divorce Mediation Child Custody and Support Prenuptial and Postnuptial […]

Litigation Law

Perhaps the most two concerning of all risks are monetary and other losses, as well as a threat of Litigation. Law suits cause distractions, embarrassment and loss of time. In any given context, fighting against or defending an individual or a business can be a nuanced and voluminous task.When an individual or a business sues […]

Appeals Law and Appellate Litigations

Appeals Law and Appellate Litigations Law in Massachusetts The appeals process is Massachusetts is a detailed and vital part of the legal system. An appeal is often misunderstood as a do-over. It does not involve a retrial simply based on the hope for a different outcome. It is the process of reviewing or challenging the […]

Civil Appeals

When you have counted on a ruling or decision and did not get the answer or ruling you think you should have, it can be a feeling of defeat and disillusionment. Just because a civil case did not turn out the way you feel it should’ve does not mean you have to simply accept a […]

Federal Appeals

Federal Appeals Lawyers in Massachusetts Federal court cases can be complex and difficult to maneuver. The ruling in a federal court case can have a ripple effect across Massachusetts and every other state. Because of the importance of a fair and just outcome, the appeals process involving a federal case can be even more complex […]

State Appeals

Cases tried in Massachusetts state courts don’t always get resolved in the most fair and just manner. While the court system works diligently to protect the rights of citizens and works to handle every case according to the laws of the land, some cases do not end as they should. An appeal of a state […]

Sole Proprietorship

Sole Proprietorship Laws in Massachusetts Filing to be a sole proprietorship is the simplest distinction you can give to a business. However, just because it is relatively easy does not mean you should go about it without the guidance and advice of a legal advocate. If you need to declare your business as a sole […]