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My practice includes a broad array of real estate and tax matters including residential and commercial purchase and sales, financing, title examinations, issuance of title insurance policies, preparation of tax returns, and accounting. I am also a member of Bernkopf Goodman's probate and estate group where I assist clients in the preparation of estate vehicles, including trusts and wills, and in probating estates. I have significant experience with the corporate charitable and non-profit sectors, including the incorporation and formation of churches and schools, obtaining tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service, and effecting the dissolution of churches and other non-profits.

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  1. Real Estate: 50%
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
  3. Corporate: 10%
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 10%
  5. Tax: 5%

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Bernkopf Goodman LLP

Two Seaport Lane
Suite 1300
Boston, MA, 02210

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StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive197104/17/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
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AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1992
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1991
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1990
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AssociateBernkopf Goodman, LLP2004 - Present
Notary PublicCommonwealth Of Massachusetts1971 - Present
AssociateGilman McLaughlin & Hanran1996 - 2004
PrincipalLaw Office of James R. Peluso1990 - 1996
Vice President, Assistant General CousnelHome Owners Savings bank FSB1989 - 1990
AssociateBernkopf Goodman, LLP1972 - 1989
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Evangelical Association in New EnglandDirector2010 - Present
Real Estate Bar Association for MassachusettsMember2000 - Present
Lexington-Christian AcademyMock Trial Instructor2000 - Present
Yale UniversityMock Trial Judge2010 - 2011
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
New England Real Estate JournalThe changing landscape in foreclosures: You may need more than a GPS for guidance2012
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1978
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
Northeastern UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1968