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Ryan W. Cunningham

Residential real estate Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   30 reviews

also known as David Marshall Datz PC, real estate attorney

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
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About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Residential real estate
    90%
    Ryan specializes in the effective representation of both buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate (including new construction and development projects) and he conducts closings for lenders in residential refinance transactions.

    13 years

  2. Estate planning
    10%
    From creating an LLC or Trust to preparing end of life planning instruments, Ryan and his team will make sure your assets are protected!

    6 years

Ryan practices residential real estate law and effectively represents buyers, sellers, and lenders. His legal experience ranges from a solo-practitioner law firm to the General Counsel's Office of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), the nation’s first Public Health Commission, where Ryan advised and defended the agency’s approximately 1,800 employees and litigated in Suffolk Superior Court. While at BPHC, he wrote substantial portions of a successful and precedent-setting legal brief before Massachusetts Court of Appeals. Ryan is also former small business owner and a licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Broker. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Babson College and a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School.

Prior to joining Datz Law, Ryan ran a successful real estate law practice with Ligris + Associates for over seven years. Before joining the bar, Ryan worked in Global Marketing and Communications at Reebok International Ltd. World Headquarters where he helped oversee and create international marketing campaigns. He also interned with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of the State Auditor where he assisted in large educational audits of the Commonwealth’s public universities.

Using the unique skill sets he has obtained from these diverse industries, Ryan creates dynamic and efficient problem-solving solutions to more effectively advocate for the interests of his clients.

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Location

David Marshall Datz, PC
530 Tremont Street
Boston, MA, 02116
David Marshall Datz, PC
167 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA, 02657
David Marshall Datz, PC
179 Cranberry Highway (MA-6A)
Orleans, MA, 02653
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Posted by Michelle | May 15, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
As first time homebuyers, my husband and I cannot say enough good things about Ryan. Not only was he very professional and responsive but he helped to lead us every step of the way and thoroughly explained all our documents page by page. He was very helpful and a great resource for us whenever we had questions. We would definitely work with him again and highly recommend him!
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Response from Ryan Cunningham May 22, 2024
Thank you, Michelle! It was so nice working with you and your husband - I'm glad we were able to close earlier than expected as well! Wishing you all the best in your new home!
Posted by Clorissa | March 23, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job!
It was great working with Ryan and his team. We were able to close two deals back to back smoothly!
Response from Ryan Cunningham May 13, 2024
Thank you, Clorissa! I'm glad you found our services to be helpful and efficient! It was wonderful working with you on both files - I am glad we were able to pull off the early closing as well!
Posted by DENIS | March 14, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I was referred to ryan from a friend and he helped me with my house . Ryan was great to deal with and explained everything to me throughout the process. He got my paperwork in order and I couldn’t be happier with the results
Response from Ryan Cunningham May 13, 2024
Thank you, Denis! It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great to Deal with
Ryan did a great job representing us on both the purchase and sale of a home. He was always available and responded very timely whenever we had a question or concern. He was very thorough and discovered a title issue weeks in advance of our closing date. This allowed us to easily rectify the issue and alleviate a lot of unneeded stress. Ryan was very easy to talk to and was professional throughout the process. I would definitely hire him again!
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Response from Ryan Cunningham October 28, 2023
Thanks for the positive review! I am glad we were able to discover the problem with your Seller's title and work with them to ensure it was fixed quickly and in time for Closing! I hope you are enjoying the fall season in your new home and looking forward to the approaching holidays.
Posted by Amanda | August 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made Closing a Piece of Cake!
Ryan and his team are absolutely wonderful and I cannot recommend them enough. My fiancée and I worked with Ryan to close on our first home and he made the process so smooth. He was always available to answer questions and ensured we understood the process at every step. We were incredibly lucky to have him on our side.
Response from Ryan Cunningham August 25, 2023
Thank you much for the positive review and it was a pleasure working with you and your fiancee as well! I wish you both nothing but the best of luck and I'm excited you have a new home to celebrate all the life milestones you have coming up soon. Congrats again!
Posted by Susan | August 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience
Ryan is an exceptional attorney. He answered all of my husband and I's questions, he is responsive, kind and genuine. Throughout our first home buying experience and closing, we were always kept up to date and the whole process was flawless. Highly recommend.
Response from Ryan Cunningham August 12, 2023
Thank you Susan and I'm so glad to read that you had a good experience. I appreciate the review and you recommending me to others! Best of you luck in your new home.
Posted by Bryan | June 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made my first home purchase easy
Ryan helped me close my first ever home purchase. He was extremely detail oriented, efficient, and conscientious. He even saved me hundreds money by realizing that I was being charged for insurance I didn't need. Overall, working with Ryan Cunningham was a pleasure
Response from Ryan Cunningham August 12, 2023
Thanks Bryan! I appreciate the kind words and your endorsement of my services. Congrats again on your purchase!
Posted by Jay | January 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ryan is fantastic!
Emily and I recently selected Ryan as the attorney to help us purchase our new home. We were thrilled with the decision! Ryan’s approach set our minds at ease on what to expect with his services starting with him helping us draft an offer through explaining each part of the purchase process until we Closed on our new home. Additionally, he worked well with the team on the other side of our purchase and customized the Purchase & Sale Agreement to protect our investment. Throughout he was a pleasure to work with as he kept us informed of the latest back and forth on the transaction and he was in person with us on Closing day, again taking the time to simplify the explanation of each document to give us a sense of comfort in what we were initialing and signing. We’d recommend Ryan for any real estate transaction that you might need help getting done!
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Response from Ryan Cunningham February 3, 2023
Thank you, Jay and Emily, for the review. You were both a pleasure to work with as well and I'm always here to lend a hand as needed in the future. All the best in your new home!
Posted by Robin | December 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Ryan has recently represented a few of my clients. Having owned a Century21 franchise for over 30 years, I have had numerous interactions with attorneys who have represented buyers, sellers and landlords. I would strongly recommend Ryan. He always goes above and beyond, is responsive to questions and/or concerns, and is also very good at negotiating issues responding quickly to time sensitive matters. Robin Portman, Owner/Broker Portman Properties, Inc, Boston (formally Century21 Portman Properties)
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Posted by Robert | August 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Better than expected
Working with Ryan, and everyone at the firm, was so much better than I expected. I've bought and sold many, many properties over the years, but never I'm a state that requires an attorney. So, I was a little bit apprehensive. But Ryan made the process so easy, with constant updates and great communication between myself, my realtor and the rest of the team. I couldn't have been more impressed. Thank you.
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Response from Ryan Cunningham August 8, 2022
Thank you for the positive review and I am thrilled that you had such a great experience! I appreciate that you put your trust in me and the DMD Team -- hopefully we can work again together soon!
Posted by Laura | August 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Ryan was very professional, knowledgeable, and communicative during the process. He was understanding of the time sensitive nature of my situation and worked at an expedited rate to assist me. I have been lucky enough to have hired Ryan a few times now and have never been disappointed. I would recommend him to family and friends without reservation as he always puts the customer first and is attentive to your needs. Thank you Ryan!
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Response from Ryan Cunningham August 8, 2022
You are more than welcome, Laura! It was a pleasure to work with you again, and I'm glad that once again you had a good experience. I am very appreciative, and happy that read, that you will be recommending me to others in the future! Thank you!
Posted by Nasos | March 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience working with Ryan
I would highly recommend Ryan, he has helped us with the closing documents for buying/selling real estate properties in three different occasions so far. He has been very responsive and easy to get a hold off, transparent about costs and the process and in all cases there was very little involvement needed on our side. At the same time he was pretty good at calling out and explaining potential issues with the properties and the contracts, such as for example calling out and working around potential title issues with our latest property.
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Response from Ryan Cunningham March 22, 2022
Thank you, Nasos! I appreciate the kind words. It was a pleasure working with you again!
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ryan was great!
I worked with Ryan on my first home purchase earlier this year. With Ryan's support I was able to navigate the process with ease and felt well supported throughout the experience. Ryan demonstrated a high level of professionalism, conveyed significant expertise and was very responsive to my questions. I would definetly recommend Ryan to others in need of his service!
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Response from Ryan Cunningham March 22, 2022
Thank you, Jon! It was a pleasure working with you. Enjoy your new home!
Posted by Joe | March 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Refinance
Ryan was able to help my wife and I with refinances on not only our primary residence, but also our multi family rental property. In fact, he and the loan officer that Ryan introduced us to worked together as an impressive team, helping to lower our monthly payments on both properties! Both were excellent to work with and I’d highly recommend them both, either if working together for you or if you hire just Ryan. Top notch service, very responsive and extremely knowledgeable.
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Response from Ryan Cunningham March 22, 2022
Thank you for the kind words and positive feedback! I'm glad I was able to help!
Posted by Rusty | March 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
knowledgleable and accommodating
Ryan is very knowledgeable and accommodating when it came to closing our mortgage. He went out of his way to come to our house and do our closing ! Ryan explained every thing we had questions on with his expertise of the law . I would highly reccomend Ryan Cunningham to anyone that is going through this process .
Response from Ryan Cunningham March 12, 2022
Thanks Rusty! It was a pleasure to have you and your wife as clients. I'm thrilled to read that you had a good experience and the service I was able to provide was what you were hoping for! I appreciate your recommending me to others who are looking for a lawyer to assist in their purchase, sale or refinance.
Posted by Paulo | March 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, kind and a true expert in the real estate business
I highly recommend Ryan and his team for your real estate needs. They were extremely helpful and patient as I learned about the pros and cons of refinancing. Communication was seamless, effective and I definitely felt supported throughout the process.
Response from Ryan Cunningham March 22, 2022
Thank you, Paulo! It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by Erin | January 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
I can not recommend Ryan enough! My sister and I worked with Ryan last summer while thinking about purchasing a house- our first time investing in real estate. Ryan was friendly, professional, explained anything and everything throughout each step of the process, was always responsive and had our best interests in mind. As first time home buyers, we couldn’t ask for a better attorney. We did not ultimately purchase the home in 2020 but when we decided to look again in the fall of 2021, we were lucky enough to work with Ryan again. As stressful as home buying is, we both felt safe and at ease throughout the process (which took place during and throughout Thanksgiving and Christmas) with Ryan representing us. He went above and beyond and my sister and I truly can not thank him enough for all of his help and look forward to working together again in the future!
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Response from Ryan Cunningham February 12, 2022
It was my pleasure, and I was excited to hear from you again after first working together in 2020! I'm so glad you feel you had a good experience and I am happy that we were able to make the purchase happen for you and your sister this time around. Congratulations again and I'd be happy to help again in the future!
Posted by Oscar | December 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ryan Cunningham sets a high bar for quality customer service when it comes to Real Estate
I recently purchased a single family home and had retained Ryan Cunningham, Esq. of the David Marshall Dat, PC office for this purchase. Ryan was extremely knowledgeable about real estate. I could not have felt safer about signing off on documents regarding the purchase without him. He made sure that I was well protected throughout the process and translated all of the legal jargon to plain English for me. I was always told to "get your own lawyer" whenever I finally decided to buy my first home; Now that I purchased my first home alongside Ryan, I will tell everyone "DON'T buy a home if you didn't first retain Ryan". I am still beyond belief that I am a homeowner now and I could not have done it so seamlessly without Ryan Cunningham, Esq. representing me!
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Response from Ryan Cunningham February 12, 2022
Thanks Oscar! It is very good to read that you felt safe, that your purchase is well protected and that my explanations throughout the process were clear. I appreciate your kind words. Congratulations again on your purchase!
Posted by Isaac | December 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy new home buyer
Ryan’s knowledgeable repertoire and quick response time made him the perfect fit for a first time home buyer. His ability to explain complex home buying jargon in simple detailed responses made it easy for me to understand every step of the home buying experience and put me at ease knowing I was in good hands. I would highly recommend Ryan’s expertise to anyone looking for a qualified and trustworthy lawyer to represent them during the home buying experience!
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Response from Ryan Cunningham December 7, 2021
Thanks Isaac -- I appreciate the kind words and the positive review. I throughly enjoyed working with you, and I wish you all the best in your new home!
Posted by Stephanie | September 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficiently handled both my sale and purchase
Working with Ryan made what is typically a very stressful process much less so! He handled both the sale of my condo and purchase of my new house. His attention to detail ensured the P&S for my condo sale was rock solid. The purchase of my home was complicated because we were dealing with the former owner's estate. Ryan went above and beyond to ensure all the proper documents were in place for the closing. In fact, we were even able to close ahead of the originally scheduled date! Ryan was very responsive and helpful whenever I had questions or concerns. I'd highly recommend him.
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Response from Ryan Cunningham October 3, 2021
Thanks Steph! It was a pleasure to work with you and thank you for trusting me with your sale and your purchase. Congrats again on your new home, I know you will turn it into your own space in no time at all and it will be great for you, and of course Peanut!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • David Marshall Datz, PC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Ligris & Associates, PC
  • 2012 - Present

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Babson College
  • Business Management
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • RYO CIGAR ASSOCIATION. INC., et al v. BOSTON PUBLIC HEALTH COMMISSION
  • Successful Defense against Big Tobacco

Associations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2020

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Boston Residential real estate Lawyer Ryan W. Cunningham
Ryan W. Cunningham
Residential real estate Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 12 years
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