Posted by Cheryl
Laurel is a consummate professional. We had engaged her services to represent us for the sale of our longtime family home and again for the purchase of a new home. Laurel was always quick to return a phone call, send e-mail messages and coordinate all phases of the transaction. With a keen eye for detail, Laurel prepared all the necessary documents and explained the process along the way. Selling and buying a home is an inherently emotional and stressful process but Laurel seemed to take all of that in stride. We are grateful to have had the right attorney navigating us to a glitch-free closing day. Thank You Laurel.
Posted by Don
Laurel helped my business partner and me draft an operating agreement for our LLC. It's important to get a new business off to good start and Laurel really helped. She is professional, courteous and offered us great, practical advice! Thank you, Laurel !
Posted by Nikhil
We hired Laurel to represent us in P&S review in our single family home purchase. She did a fine job with standard P&S review, however didn't give us the full market picture that a qualified legal representative is expected to provide. FACT: In MA state most closing attorneys do P&S review for free as part of closing the sale and dual representation (lender and borrower) by the same attorney is allowed. However, Laurel made us believe that P&S review is typically not done by closing attorneys and is a separate undertaking. This resulted in additional P&S review charges for us in addition to closing attorney charges in the end. As a compromise we asked Laurel to be our closing attorney to avoid duplication of services and costs but she refused. The reason being she doesn't work for one of the top three mortgage lenders in the country that we were lending from ! She recommended her colleague to us, but it turned out that the colleague didn't have the closing experience we were looking for. In the end we had to pay double of what a typical closing attorneys costs would be for a transaction. I would not recommend her given that her industry knowledge doesn't seem up-to-date. Try to find lawyers who would have done multiple closings for lender you are working with in the area you live in
Posted by anonymous
We used Laurel for our home purchase. It was a long process and Laurel was always there to answer calls and take the time. Would use again When we sell or buy again. since it was new construction the it was about 7 months from offer to close!!!
Posted by Lisa
We retained Laurel to represent us in the purchase of a bank-owned property in November of 2014. While we were aware of the potential pitfalls involved in buying a foreclosed property, nothing could have prepared us for the “special” circumstances we were to encounter over the next 9 months. Laurel offered sound advice and clear explanations throughout the otherwise murky process. She never left a question or concern unanswered and followed through on what she said she would do and when she would do it, without fail. She is skilled, sharp, and works hard for her clients. She also happens to have a great sense of humor and attitude that helped put things into perspective on more than one occasion. Laurel went above and beyond for us and we are extremely grateful. We hope to work with her again when we identify another property and would gladly recommend her to friends and family. Without a doubt, Laurel Siegel is the attorney you want on your side, protecting your interests and advocating for you from start to finish.
Posted by Robert
We recently hired Laurel to help us sell our house in Cambridge, MA. As we now live in California, we needed someone local to Cambridge who knew the legal requirements. We were REALLY pleased with the work Laurel did for us: she knew all the (zillions) of rules and requirements and skillfully guided us through the process. When it came to straightening out details on the title, she knew exactly who to contact to resolve the issues. And it was always a pleasure to talk to her: she was cheerful and to the point, clear in her communications. We felt we got an excellent value for our money, and we would recommend Laurel without hesitation for future real estate work.
Posted by Kay
Laurel handled the sale of my condo in the South End of Boston. The building had many issues from the housing inspection. The buyers were very demanding and, in my view, not reasonable in terms of the extent of the "remedy" they sought. I would have lost the sale if I'd been the one telling them what to do with their demands but Laurel is very calm and didn't involve me in every tiny nit that would have made me crazy! She is completely trustworthy, thorough, has in-depth real estate knowledge that came in handy when the buyer's attorney got some things wrong and she was a delight to deal with. I'm not the easiest person in the world to please but I strongly recommend Laurel without reservation! She can take the stress out of a situation and is also an excellent attorney!
Posted by Lisa
This is the second time I hired Laurel. My mother has also hired her in the past. We both think she is wonderful and will recommend her to anyone in need of a real estate attorney. She is professional, meticulous, and always acts in the best interest of the client.
Posted by Stefanie Bigusiak
Attorney Siegel handled multiple items for us: she reviewed older condo docs for today's relevancy; spearheaded an amendment to Declaration of Trust to make it Registry-ready; provided good counsel on a number of atypical issues; negotiated with other attorneys on our behalf; rode herd on resolving a surprise title issue caused by another attorney from a past closing and did our RE closing. Attorney Siegel is smart, clever, great at negotiating, extremely responsive and one of the best RE attorneys I've had the pleasure with whom to do business. She also has a sense of humor. Hire her -- you will not regret it.
Posted by Briana
Laurel recently handled my real estate transaction when I purchased a bank-owned home in Massachusetts. As a first-time home buyer, Laurel gave me the confidence and assurance I needed to feel comfortable through every step of this transaction. She was extremely patient, answering all of my questions within hours (even minutes) of being asked. Laurel was able to anticipate all obstacles and had the experience and intelligence to recommend the best possible solution making things effortless for me.
I strongly recommend Laurel Siegel for her legal expertise, customer service, attention to detail and kind personality. She will be the first person I call with any legal questions in the future.