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Jahangir Zaheer

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Lynnfield, MA

4.9   71 reviews

also known as Jay Zaheer, Zaheer Law Group

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  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2012
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REVIEW - "As a newer landlord who never had to deal with an eviction before, I didn't know where to begin. Jay was referred to me by a friend who had used him in the past for landlord/tenant disputes. I met with Jay and explained the situation I was in and he assured me that I would regain possession of the unit. He tackled the case head on and made me feel like I was his only client. Jay is a very sharp attorney and really knows his stuff. He explained to me in detail every step of the process and really understands what you're going through. I highly recommend Jay and plan on using him for all my future land lording. 10/10 stars thanks Jay"

About Me:

Jay Zaheer is the Senior Partner of Zaheer Law Group, Jay did not take the traditional approach with regards to his legal educational career. Instead, Jay entered Law School after six years working in the legal field. After graduating High School in Brentwood, NY, where he was senior class president, Jay went to completing his Bachelors of Arts from University of Massachusetts-Boston. It has been his dream to be a lawyer since his first exposure to the legal field while on a High School trip to The United States Supreme Court in Washington D.C.  While attending college, he received “Who’s who among Students in American Junior Colleges” award and after College, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity honored him as the Alumni of Year award for his outstanding work as an Alumni counselor.  Jay was also Multicultural Student Association President in College and South Asian Law Student Association President in Law School.  “It has always been my goal to be well oriented with people from all walks of life, my experience and diverse background enables me to see and perceive things from the client’s point of view and I have used this asset to benefit my clients,” Jay explains.

Jay has worked as a paralegal in a busy personal injury law firm in New York and as a Litigation Paralegal Manager at a top 100-law firm in downtown Boston. Jay knew he wanted to be an attorney, but decided he wanted to expose himself in the legal field first to see if this was truly his calling. Sure enough, upon multiple promotions in his legal career, he knew it was time for Law School. Jay Zaheer attended Massachusetts School of Law and during his time in law school, Jay received multiple CALI awards. Jay worked though out his law school career and on the weekends worked at the school’s law library to support his family. While in school, Jay also became a certified student attorney and volunteered time at the Northeast Housing Court with “Lawyer for the day” program.

Upon gradating law school and being sworn in, Jay immediately opened a law practice. Jay’s love for the Real Estate field and outgoing personality has landed him as a regular guest speaker at First-Time Home Buyer Seminars in Medford and Bradford, MA and he also appeared as a guest speaker for the Boston Bar Association. “As a landlord tenant attorney I have tried many cases and each and every time before I start preparing for trial, I hear my one of my professor’s voice, “outwork your opponent,” says Jay. When asked how Jay handles the stress of running his own firm, Jay passionately explains, “You know what it takes to successfully run your own law firm? It takes motivation, drive, patience and a whole lot of elbow grease. Yes, I do pick up a client call at 11pm on a Saturday and meet clients after hours, and it is initial sacrifices like these that gets a lawyer repeat business. Make each client feel like they are your only client.” 

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2019,2018,2017,2015,2013
Client's Choice
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Contact Jahangir

Zaheer Law Group
40 Salem Street
Building 2, Suite 18.
Lynnfield, MA, 01940

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  71 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Mehboob | April 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best knowledgeable attorney out there
I was new landlord and the tenant I had was professional and I did the mistake to kept his deposit not in the account, and he was not moving out , the drama was kept going on and I was kind of stressed, I was looking for an attorney and talk to few and somehow i found Zaheer , first he kept me calm and he started his action, when ever I had any questions he always give me positive answer and relaxed me the very moment, we had a trial and and we knew the tenant will play a game with the system and keep the process long but Zaheer come up with the plan and get the tenant in his radar and execute the plan. The plan worked and the tenant is out . He told me if we go by the court the process keep going , he said and I just keep paying him for trial. In the end thanks for all your help. Whoever read this review I would say just give a try you won’t regret.
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Posted by Ada | March 24, 2023
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Can I rate 10 Stars?
Jay truly stands out in the legal field. I don't think I've met any other lawyer who can argue a case so passionately, with unwavering strength and incredible technical acumen, yet at the same time treat their clients with genuine friendliness and courtesy. He represented us in a small claims case where we were being sued by someone whom I can only describe as the living embodiment of narcissitic impunity. Jay argued the hell out of our case and got us a fantastic settlement. Not only did Jay exhibit an impressive mastery of the legal intricacies required to champion our cause, but he also consistently demonstrated a level of empathy and understanding that put us at ease throughout the entire process. Thank you for doing an amazing job Jay and Tieara. You guys are consummate professionals and as one happy client, I salute you with respect.
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Posted by Lisa Morrissey | February 17, 2023
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Client
I can't say enough about Attorney Jay Zaheer and his team, the pure kindness and dedication to their clients goes above and beyond. They worked with me and took the time to educate me on the process, making me feel confidant and comfortable. I would definitely recommend hiring Jay and his team. I found my way to the Zaheer group through recommendation by another attorney, Jay has a great reputation, and I can attest to it firsthand.
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Pick him to get the work done
I was the sort of landlord to do notice, memo, warning letters myself and go through lots of pain and anxiety trying to save few hundred $$$. I spoke to Jay for a reference for another client and as an attorney he respected the privacy of the tenant but i discovered how well he represented the landlord in that scenario. I went ahead and used him for over 15 notices and the tenants take them so seriously I have never had an issue with over stay. I recommended him to another friend of mine and they are happy as well. If you want someone to get the message across then Jay is your man.
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Posted by Haroon | January 12, 2023
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A lawyer you can trust
I am extremely satisfied with the service provided by Mr Zaheer. He was knowledgeable and professional, and was able to successfully resolve my subtenant issue in a timely manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal assistance.
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Awsom Attorney
Jay helped me with a bad tenant situation that caused me alot of headaches. Jay and his staff was great in regards to helping me resolve this issue over time. They were very helpful with the entire process from beginning to end. I highly recommend hiring Jay, if you're dealing with any tenant issues at your rental property.
Posted by Ian | January 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Zaheer handled it
I hired J. Zaheer back in 2020, in regards to a very difficult housing court case that had all the signs of going sideways. Mr Zaheer took care of everything, he was timely, informative, contacting me repeatedly and controlling the situation like a good attorney does. He kept me informed of all filings, motions and judgements . He was very professional and I appreciated his business like attitude. If I had any business that needed the attention of an attorney , I would call Mr. Zaheer immediately.
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Posted by jody | December 26, 2022
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Excellent communication, great results
Jay helping me on eviction cases again! He is great at communication(text, call), also explained me the cases, directed me in right steps/strategies, also he tried to save my cost(he understands no payment rent already set landlord in big finance lose) by making tenant agree to drop discovery answer to save cost, also not wasting money in opposition in filing. His office always communicated quickly and followed up with steps(notice, execution etc)! very happy with his legal consultation on tenant matter!
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Posted by Lisa | December 5, 2022
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Excellent communication, fast & efficient processing of eviction
We have used AVVO for a number of legal matters and again, researched when a tenant eviction issue arose. Jay handled the entire process in an efficient, quick and expert manner. We were updated all steps of the way and had complete confidence in his handling the issue. Will definitely use again!
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I had a great experience! Very well prepared for court. Professional and made us feel confident with our case.
Posted by Joeina | June 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Ms.
I reached out to Jay regarding an issue I was having with my landlord that was refusing to make repairs for a unit I was renting. It was truly a mess. The health department had to get involved. Jay returned my call within 24 hours and stayed on the phone for a good hour patiently listening to the mess I was in. He immediately scheduled me an appointment for a free consultation. Upon my arrival Jay was extremely professional, welcoming, understanding and knowledgeable! He took my case without any hesitation and was able to settle things out of court quickly without charging me an arm and leg! I would definitely recommend him!
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Posted by Cathy | March 18, 2022
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Responsive, Reliable, Trustworthy
Jay has far exceeded my expectations! Not only is he intelligent, but he also makes sure you're saving in the long run by looking at all avenues of the law and showing you the best way to handle the matter. Jay was so responsive!!! If I had any questions, at any time during the day, Jay got back to my questions fast!! I love that!! He is simply the best Attorney who I trust! Great experience!!
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Posted by Donna | March 14, 2022
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Positive results
Mr. Lazeer was very helpful and successful helping my elderly father with a non-payment of rent eviction. We established a goal with this case, got complete costs upfront, and very prompt replies to all of our questions. Since we were mostly interested in getting tenant to leave the premises, back rent not being our first priority, Mr. Lazeer was able to complete this in just two weeks. He is professional, friendly and tells you exactly how he will proceed. I am happy to give a recommendation to anyone having a tenant issue.
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Posted by David | February 16, 2022
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GREAT ATTORNEY…GREAT PERSON
Attorney Zaheer went above and beyond in his duties as our attorney. He always kept us up to date on our case, and always returned my phone calls in a timely manner. If you need a lawyer for any reason, I highly recommend you call attorney Zaheer, not only a great lawyer, but a great person.
Posted by Geraldyn | December 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you looking for and Excellent and affordable attorney. Look no further
I had a very wonderful experience with attorney Zaheer evicting a tenant that had been living in a home I purchased. After buying a house and having a tenant refuse to leave one of the units, Mr Zaheer began the eviction process, which took approximately 3 months. However, this process took less time than we had originally anticipated. Buying a house with living tenants can be a very uncomfortable situation for both parties, but attorney Zaheer made the process fast, convenient and best of all, it got resolved in less time then expected. Not only Is he knowledgeable about the work he does, but he is also very nice and listens to your concerns. I am very pleased with the results we obtained from this experience and can recommend his services to all my friends and family. Thank you so Much Jay!
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Posted by Kaycee | September 15, 2021
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KSchmitt
I highly recommend Jay Zaheer. He was easy to get in touch with and communicate with. I had direct access to him with questions regarding my case and he always responds very timely. He was professional reliable and made me feel confident and at ease in a stressful situation.
Posted by Jennifer | August 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Bullies exist but not on Jay's watch
My children and I experienced 12 months of harassment my landlord and were stuck in a lease. The landlord not only invaded our privacy but robbed us of months of enjoying peace and quiet in our home. We were on pins and needles all the time. My children were scared and I felt powerless and alone, until I hired Jay Zaheer. Jay knows the law and reminded me tenants have rights, too and bullies can be stopped! He was responsive and completely invested in my case. He took the time to listen, read every email I sent to him, and guide me through my situation. He remembered more than my name; he remembers important dates, like final walk-throughs, and was there for us. When Jay says, he "has your back," he means it and those three words led to my first good night's sleep in almost 12 months. I no longer felt my children and I were held hostage by terms of a lease that were clearly broken by the landlord. Don't be a victim, know your rights. I strongly recommend Jay's services. I wish I had found him sooner and so will you!
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Posted by Dan | May 21, 2020
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Best Closing Attorney!
We hired Jay to sell and then close on our home in Haverhill. He was amazing! Our closing was delayed (through no fault of Jay's) and we were very close to having the whole deal fall apart. But Jay made sure that he stayed on top of the issue and kept us in the loop so that the next day we moved into our new home. We are sure that without Jay we would have lost the deal. I highly recommend him. You are not just a number to him you are part of his practice and it shows!
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Posted by Claudia | January 17, 2020
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A Highly Recommended Professional Attorney
Attorney Zaheer was referred to me by a good friend. I first contacted him for a consult and whereas Attorney Zaheer was very professional, answered all of my questions and was so knowledgeable with my needs, the answer was clear ... I would hire him as my Attorney. Attorney Zaheer made me feel at ease with my concerns and I was very pleased with the way he handled my case in a professional way. In addition to his professionalism, Attorney Zaheer made himself available to me around my schedule so that I wouldn't lose any time from work. I would high recommend Attorney Zaheer and have already referred him to others seeking a understanding professional attorney who knows his "stuff". I could not have been more pleased with his services.
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Posted by Judith | December 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
WIN WIN
Hard to describe how protected and grateful I was to have this attorney by my side in court. He was confident, knew the law and successfully brokered an honest compromise for us. The landlord got what he wanted and I got what I needed. Thank you Jay !!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Zaheer Law Group
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hallmark Health System
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Bankruptcy Paralegal
  • Kietieff Law
  • 2011 - 2012

Education

  • Massachusetts School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Massachusetts
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Orchard Street v. Macano et al
  • Win

Associations

  • National Association of Realtors
  • Realtor
  • 2022 - Present
  • Medford Community Housing Board
  • Vice-President
  • 2021 - Present
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Counsel
  • 2012 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Landlord Tenant Award
  • CALI Award
  • 2011
  • Conciliation and Mediation
  • CALI Award
  • 2010

Publications

  • Not Published, but used as part of Program
  • First Time Home Buyer
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate
  • Benefits of having an Attorney from the Beginning - Real Estate
  • 2022
  • Purchasing Homes
  • Real Estate
  • 2022
  • How to be an Informed Landlord
  • Landlord Tenant Law
  • 2021
  • First time Home buyer Requirement Class by Lender
  • Landlord Tenant
  • 2021
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Real Estate Law
  • 2016
  • First Time Home buyer Program
  • Real Estate Law
  • 2015
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Real Estate Law
  • 2015
  • Medford Housing Community
  • First Time Home buyer Program
  • 2014
  • Bradford/Haverhill
  • First Time Home Buyer Program
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Jahangir
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Zaheer is an excellent attorney. I have referred may of my clients to him and will continue to do so, knowing that he will zealously fight for their rights. I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jahangir Zaheer is an excellent attorney who I highly recommend for landlord and tenant work. He not only is very well versed in the law but he also understands the practical aspects involved with court and can guide his clients to the best outcome considering all of the factors. I personally have seen Attorney Zaheer at the court on several occasions and have always been impressed with his professionalism and skill. Recently I know of a case in which he handled a very serious housing emergency. Attorney Zaheer was able to take charge of case from the start and achieved an excellent outcome. I have referred clients to Attorney Zaheer in the past and I would not hesitate to do so again."
General practice Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Zaheer is a hardworking and knowledgeable attorney. It is my pleasure to endorse him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Zaheer is a wonderful person, smart attorney and involved in his community."
Landlord or tenant
General practice