Real Estate/Land Use

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Real Estate/Land Use

Living space and work space are essential components for individuals, businesses and institutions. DeMoura | Smith attorneys are regularly called on by their clients to assist them in legal matters relating to homes, offices, buildings and land.

The Firm's real estate clients include developers, investors, REITs, commercial and retail landlords and tenants, mortgage lenders, banks, owners and developers of office buildings, shopping centers, and residential projects. We have extensive experience representing clients in real estate matters including purchase and sale agreements and leases, zoning, title, mortgages, or condominium matters, and due diligence.

Our real estate practice also encompasses real estate litigation. We represent clients in zoning appeals, landlord/tenant disputes, letters of intent cases, actions to enforce contracts for sale, allegations of wrongful foreclosure or lender liability, truth-in-lending suits and other mortgage-related litigation. Recently, DeMoura | Smith's attorneys:

  • Obtained summary judgment against claims that a landowner had promised to sell his interests in a large waterfront parcel to a real estate developer;
  • Successfully defended a national bank in federal court against claims brought under the Massachusetts consumer protection act alleging unfair and deceptive mortgage practices and obtained dismissal of the claims; and,
  • Successfully opposed two proposed multi-family waterfront condominium developments on behalf of an abutter.

The Firm's experienced advocates work with their clients to resolve these important matters favorably and as efficiently as possible.

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