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Massachusetts ‘Witness Only’ Real Estate Closings May Lead To Board of Bar Overseers Complaint

July 30, 2013

Massachusetts Requires Attorney’s Substantial Involvement in Real Estate Closings  According to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, real estate attorneys who perform “witness-only” closings on behalf of settlement services companies may avail themselves to a Board of Bar Overseers complaint. The Real Estate Bar Association (REBA) said it plans to begin filing BBO complaints this fall, the latest in […]

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Proposed Settlement To Force Lenders To Pay For Principal Loan Reductions

February 24, 2011

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that The Obama administration is trying to push through a settlement with the major loan servicers that could force America’s largest banks to be on the hook for reductions in loan principal worth billions of dollars.  News of the proposed settlement is noteworthy because it would be the first […]

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Massachusetts SJC Agrees to Hear More Foreclosure Cases

February 17, 2011

Earlier this week, we posted an article regarding the Ibanez Effect and the Massachusetts SJC’s decision to immediately take up a direct appellate review of the Bevilacqua case which addresses whether a third party purchaser holds legal title to a property if they purchased it from a bank following foreclosure. The always informative Massachusetts Land Use Monitor blog […]

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