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Peter Irvine

Real estate Attorney at Northampton, MA

5.0   43 reviews
  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 20 years
    Oregon - OR 21 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    55%
    Helping people buy and sell homes.

    21 years

  2. Business
    25%
    Advise small business start ups; regulatory compliance; liquor licensing; lease review; commercial real estate.

    21 years

  3. Entertainment
    15%
    Representing musicians, filmmakers, writers, fine artists and other creative people in areas of licensing, copyright registration and litigation, and contracts.

    22 years

  4. Intellectual property
    5%
    Copyright advising and licensing.

    22 years

We offer big city representation from a small town, community-based perspective. Our goal is to be a personal resource for people whatever their legal need. 

Peter's motivation to become a lawyer was a desire for answers—the legal system seemed arcane and unapproachable. It needed a new interface; one where regular people can get the information and help they need at a reasonable cost and minimal stuffiness.

Having spent 30+ years in the entertainment business, Peter offers a firsthand understanding of, and pragmatic solutions to, the situations of our creative clients. Playing in, and managing, a band while touring the world, Peter learned to be organized and flexible.  

We give you individual attention. Buying a new home or starting a new business is not just a paper transaction—it's a life event that deserves careful attention. We practice gender-neutral law, open to a diverse body of clients.

In the spirit of increasing accessibility to the legal system for underserved people, we devote a portion of our practice to assisting tenants facing eviction and defending low-income people accused of crimes.

From our office in the arts mecca of Northampton, we assist an international clientele. This small town in Western Massachusetts has a long history as a prosperous center of creative activity in all the arts.

​You will find us upstairs from Click Workspace, a coworking environment for entrepreneurs, new media workers, writers, editors, sustainability experts, graphic designers and other creative professionals. 

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The office

Location

Law Office Of Peter Irvine
9 1/2 Market Street
Suite 3A
Northampton, MA, 01060

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Reviews

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Posted by Carolyn | November 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Seamless closing
We worked with Peter Irvine when we closed on a new home in Northampton, MA. We needed to close remotely and his office walked us through each step making the process feel easy and seamless.
Posted by Sarissa | May 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Mail Away House Closing
Peter and his team were very easy to work with during my house closing process. I've used them a number of times, and most recently I had an unexpected trip home. This put a wrench in my in-person closing plans. Peter and his team quickly transitioned everything into a mail-away closing and kept me up-to-date with everything I needed to know and sign. With their preparation, the signing process was so simple and quick in front of a notary. I am very appreciative to their turnaround time and removing all the stress they could of a closing for me!
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Posted by Nicole | December 7, 2021
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Highly Recommend
Peter and his team ushered myself and my spouse through our first home purchase. From start to finish, they were thorough, professional, and helpful. They made the process feel seamless and easy, which we appreciate so much!
Posted by Kate | October 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely easy to work with
Peter and his team were great to deal with — ensuring us an easy close on our home even though we were purchasing from out-of-state and in the middle of a pandemic. The whole process was efficient and smooth. Peter leaves no stone unturned for his clients and was extremely thorough.
Posted by Edward | September 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Transaction
Peter Irvine and the associates in his office all dealt with me, and my inquiries, quickly and with professionalism and friendliness. I hired them to represent me in the sale of my house to a family member. Because of financing and Covid-19, it took much longer than anticipated. When each delay occurred, Peter educated me about what was happening, and the choices available. I highly recommend Peter Irvine Law Office.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
5 Star Rating
My husband and I hired Attorney Peter Irvine to represent us (the sellers) in a recent real estate transaction. He had responded to my initial phone inquiry in detail, including the expected costs and the process. He and his office staff, Sarah and Lucas, were always friendly, professional, dependable and efficient. They made what could have been a stressful process very easy. We highly recommend Attorney Peter Irvine and complement Sarah and Lucas too. They're an excellent team.
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Posted by Sophie | January 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent, thorough, and pro-active
My husband and I asked Peter to be our real estate attorney for the purchase of our first house. Peter was extremely attentive to details, kept us in the loop and responded to our questions promptly and clearly. He was never patronizing and was our strongest advocate throughout the process. He, Sarah and the whole office were a pleasure to work with.
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Posted by Tyler | November 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Real Estate Representation
Peter provided a calm, steady hand throughout the process of buying our first home. He and Sarah were responsive and professional and we really appreciate their helping us meet a tight closing deadline.
Posted by K | April 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Peter and Sarah are a truly dynamic duo. They helped me through the purchase of my first home. I didn’t know a lot about the process, but they made me feel confident. They were extremely conscientious and responded promptly to all of my inquiries. I identify as queer and trans, and they are extremely competent and respectful in that regard. They never once assumed my gender or pronouns, making the process worry-free and enjoyable. I even learned that they helped to pave the way for gender-inclusive real estate forms/contracts! I appreciated their sensitivity and kindness, and highly recommend them to anyone.
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Posted by Beck | December 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real estate
Peter and Sarah helped me close on my first home. They were both prompt, communicative and extremely professional on every level. They made the process seamless along the way, and Peter took time to explain everything and answer all of my questions on closing day. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Posted by Noah | December 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate
Peter and Sarah helped us through an extremely difficult real estate purchase. Without their diligent work, I'm certain we wouldn't have our home! I can't recommend their services highly enough.
Posted by Russell | September 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thorough and accurate work
I used Peter's services for a standard house closing. He provided excellent, accurate service and ensured we had all the necessary items in place in order to have a smooth process, and th closing including bank loan went off without a hitch.
Posted by Pablo | July 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Peter and Sarah were the best. They handled all the details of our transaction with care, dedication, and professionalism. Totally recommended.
Posted by Beth | June 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dynamic Duo
Peter and Sarah were the best partners I could hope for in buying my home, especially when the bank pulled some wonky and highly questionable nonsense at the last minute. Peter was a great advocate for me in getting everything settled. Both he and Sarah were unflappable, which helped me remain totally calm. Legalistically, Peter also caught some detail issues with the house's title before the close, so I can also commend his extraordinary attention to detail. Can't recommend them enough and will use again.
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Posted by Charlotte H./Amherst | May 29, 2018
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Excellent, compassionate legal Assistance
During my recent period of complicated medical work, Attorney Irvine and his Paralegal Sarah Wolfe were very professional and supportive in creating my estate documents and property sales/purchase. I was very pleased especially getting deals moving that had stalled due to an overly compulsive house inspector.
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great contact and pleasure to work with
I used Peter Irvine's services as part of a mortgage refi, they were on top of everything and a pleasure to work with. I will use them again in the future.
Posted by Anne | December 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Transaction
Peter and Sarah are efficient, careful with details, and very friendly. I had a seamless real estate transaction. The law firm worked quite well with my real estate agent, leaving me with the feeling that I was in good hands and didn't have to try to manage it myself.
Posted by Brendan | December 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Perfect Experience
Having never purchased a home before or understanding the complexities of the process, Peter was exceptional at walking us through the process, ensuring we understood all of the documents we signed and the steps we needed to take from start to completion. He was always available to answer questions. There is not a thing I could say negative about the entire experience. Peter was wonderful to work with on closing on our home.
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Posted by Sarah | October 6, 2017
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Knowledgeable Team
Peter and Sarah were wonderful to work with while I was purchasing my first home! They took the time to explain each step and make sure I had a clear understanding of all the options. Their continued support throughout the process made the process less stressful. I highly recommend them to others and will continue to use them in the future.
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Posted by Casey | October 6, 2017
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Patient and Kind and Amazing
An amazing experience with Peter and Sarah! They were extremely helpful and patient to our situation. I would use their services over and over again!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Peter Irvine
  • 2002 - Present

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Amherst College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Real Estate Purchase
  • Boundary issues resolved and purchase completed.
  • Trademark dispute
  • Favorable settlement negotiated.
  • Birth certificate correction
  • Successfully negotiated court order to fulfill client's desire.
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Associations

  • Hampshire County Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • Massachusetts Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • 2003 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • 2002 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • MBA Community Service Award
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 2017

Publications

  • Oregon IP Newsletter
  • Multijurisdictional Practice
  • N/A
  • Oregon IP Newsletter
  • This Land Belongs to All of Us: JibJab controversy puts Woody Guthrie song on edge of public domain
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • First Time Homebuyer's Class
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • 2017
  • Launching Your Band
  • Launching Your Band
  • 2016
  • Copyright for video students
  • Copyright Law
  • 2014
  • First Time Homebuyer's Workshop
  • First Time Homebuyer's Workshop
  • 2011
  • First Time Homebuyer Workshop
  • First Time Homebuyer Workshop
  • 2010
  • Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons in Community Media
  • Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons in Community Media
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (5)
Endorse Peter
Business Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Peter is a consummate professional and does wonderful work for his clients. He's easy to work with as well. I highly recommend him."
Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Irvine is dedicated, thorough, and a thoughtful counselor and litigator. I happily refer clients to him when issues arise out of my practice areas and he is always happy to help and does a great job."
Entertainment Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Peter for a number of years. He is a dedicated entertainment and IP lawyer with litigation experience. I have no reservation endorsing him. Mikal Weiss"
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Northampton Real estate Lawyer Peter Irvine
Peter Irvine
Real estate Attorney
Northampton, MA
Licensed for 21 years