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I am a Massachusetts attorney, often recognized by my peers and the media for my expertise in real estate matters, including litigation, title and conveyancing. While my speciality is real estate law, I have a fairly diversified practice, assisting clients with anything from business and probate litigation, business start-up formation to trademark applications. 

As a business and real estate litigator, I am often found litigating real estate disputes such as adverse possession, boundary disputes, zoning appeals, condominium disputes, breach of contract, title and landlord-tenant cases. Unlike a lot of litigators these days, I've actually tried cases, both before a jury and judge. I also have significant appellate experience in the Appeals Court, Supreme Judicial Court, and First Circuit. I am also well-versed in alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, and mediation, where a majority of cases are settled today. 

I also handle a substantial amount of residential conveyancing. Along with my business partner, Attorney Marc Canner, I founded TitleHub Closing Services LLC, which does full service settlement agent work for national, regional and local lenders, as well as individual borrowers and sellers. 


 


For more information about my practice, go to my website at http://vetsteinlawgroup.com and my award winning real estate blog at http://massrealestatelawblog.com 


 


 

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Licensed

  1. Real Estate: 50%
    19 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 20%

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  • Justin Lee Kelsey

    I've enjoyed RIch's presentations and blog posts about real estate law for a long time. He is clearly knowledgeable and is a great resource for other attorneys in the community. I recently had the opportunity to work with him on a personal home purchase and the experience was excellent. He responded to every inquiry immediately and everything went very smoothly. I will be recommending Rich to all my clients.

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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Francis M Doran Jr

    I have known Rich for over 5 years. I regularly see him in housing court. I also have sent many satisfied clients to him for real estate matters. He is exceptionally knowledgeable at no sacrifice to his ability to connect personally to his clients. I cannot say enough good things about him.

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Contact info

Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

945 Concord Street
Framingham, MA, 01701

TitleHub Closing Services LLC

200 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA, 02494

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive199706/26/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 BlogsAmerican Bar Association2013
Chair, Title and Conveyancing CommitteeBoston Bar Association2013
Nominee--Top 100 PersonsInman News Most Influential In Real Estate2010
Leadership FellowLeadership Metrowest Academy2009
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Boston Bar AssociationChair, Title and Conveyancing Committee2013 - Present
Real Estate Bar Association for MassachusettsLitigation Committee2009 - Present
Corridor 9 Chamber of Commerce--HYPE 9Board MemberN/A
Combined Jewish Philanthropies Young Lawyer's GroupPast Chair, Committee MemberN/A
Worcester Young Businessmen's AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Khakian v. Fleet Bank$1.3 Million jury verdict
Winiker v. BellSuccessful representation of property owner in trial and on appeal
North American Expo v. CorcoranVictory at trial and through 2 appeals
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Wall Street JournalHouse Call: To Buy Or Not To Buy2010
SmarterMoney.com (Wall St. Journal Online)New Rules Help Borrowers At Closing2010
Boston GlobeHow A Salamander Raised A Rights Issue2010
ABC NewsCondo Rules Could Shut Out Buyers, Hit Builders2010
Associated PressCondo Rules Could Shut Out Buyers2009
Realty TimesFHA Condo Rules Could Amp Sales2009
http://massrealestatelawblog.comMassachusetts Real Estate Law Blog2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1997
Miami University of OhioMarketing/Mass CommunicationBS - Bachelor of Science1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly Speaker SeriesReal Estate Grey Areas2013
Blogging & Social Media For Realtors 101Blogging & Social Media For Realtors2010