I've lived in Western Massachusetts since graduating law school in 1982. After four... more
I've lived in Western Massachusetts since graduating law school in 1982. After four years as a corporate lawyer with Mass Mutual, I stepped away from the practice of law for about a year and a half, in order to experience other aspects of life. I started practicing law again in 1988, as a public defender. Over the years and as I've gained valuable experience, I've become an expert in crimina... view profile
Attorney Blake has been a practicing member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1974. He... more
Attorney Blake has been a practicing member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1974. He is a 1971 graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine and a 1974 graduate of Suffolk University School of Law in Boston. Since 1974 he has practiced in his hometown of Attleboro, Massachusetts. Initially he was an associate with the firm of McIntyre, Henry, Bennett Coogan of Attleboro before succeeding to th... view profile
Landlord tenant law concerns landlord and tenants' rights and responsibilities. Because the apartment you rent is your own personal space, the law places many limits on landlords' activities. For example, if a landlord tries to make you move without giving you enough notice, or ignores a rat infestation in your apartment, a landlord / tenant lawyer knows what options you have as a tenant. On the other hand, a landlord / tenant lawyer also helps landlords who have tenants breaking rules, such as moving out three months early or refusing to pay rent. Tenant eviction laws are very specific, with different rules in each city. If you are being evicted or if you have a tenant you want to evict, you may benefit from the services of a landlord / tenant lawyer.