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Peter Z. Skokos

Condominiums, Commercial Real Estate, Corporate, Banking & Finance
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  33 Years

Michael P. Infanti

Real Estate, Corporate, Banking & Finance, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  19 Years

Douglas R. Bald

Landlord-Tenant, Litigation, Government, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  41 Years

Jennifer Anne Gore Maglio

Construction, Real Estate, Corporate, Banking & Finance
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  24 Years
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Phillip A. Wolff

Real Estate, Estate, Business, Commercial Real Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  53 Years

David S. Maglich

Construction, Litigation, Corporate, Car Accident
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  36 Years

John W. Chapman

Corporate, Construction, Litigation, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  30 Years

David J. Baron

Corporate, Contract, Eminent Domain, Litigation
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  44 Years

Michelle Lajoie Hermey

Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate, Banking & Finance, Administrative Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  13 Years

Brendan A. McQuaid

Construction, Corporate, Business Organization, Banking & Finance
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  15 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

HEIR

One who receives property from someone who has died. While the traditional meaning includes only those who had a legal right to the deceased person's property, ... (more...)
One who receives property from someone who has died. While the traditional meaning includes only those who had a legal right to the deceased person's property, modern usage includes anyone who receives property from the estate of a deceased person.

ANNUAL MEETING

A term commonly used to refer to annual meetings of shareholders or directors of a corporation. Shareholders normally meet to elect directors or to consider maj... (more...)
A term commonly used to refer to annual meetings of shareholders or directors of a corporation. Shareholders normally meet to elect directors or to consider major structural changes to the corporation, such as amending the articles of incorporation or merging or dissolving the corporation. Directors meet to consider or ratify important business decisions, such as borrowing money, buying real property or hiring key employees.

DEMURRER

A request made to a court, asking it to dismiss a lawsuit on the grounds that no legal claim is asserted. For example, you might file a demurrer if your neighbo... (more...)
A request made to a court, asking it to dismiss a lawsuit on the grounds that no legal claim is asserted. For example, you might file a demurrer if your neighbor sued you for parking on the street in front of her house. Your parking habits may annoy your neighbor, but the curb is public property and parking there doesn't cause any harm recognized by the law. After a demurrer is filed, the judge holds a hearing at which both sides can make their arguments about the matter. The judge may dismiss all or part of the lawsuit, or may allow the party who filed the lawsuit to amend its complaint. In some states and in federal court, the term demurrer has been replaced by 'motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim' (called a '12(b)(6) motion' in federal court) or similar term.

OFFENSIVE COLLATERAL ESTOPPEL

A doctrine that prevents a defendant from re-litigating an issue after it has been lost. For example, if your neighbor sues you for putting up a fence on his la... (more...)
A doctrine that prevents a defendant from re-litigating an issue after it has been lost. For example, if your neighbor sues you for putting up a fence on his land and the court rules that your fence extends beyond your property line, you can't later file your own lawsuit seeking a declaration that the property line is incorrectly drawn.

FORECLOSURE

The forced sale of real estate to pay off a loan on which the owner of the property has defaulted.

UNCLEAN HANDS

A legal doctrine that prevents a plaintiff who has acted unethically in relation to a lawsuit from winning the suit or from recovering as much money as she woul... (more...)
A legal doctrine that prevents a plaintiff who has acted unethically in relation to a lawsuit from winning the suit or from recovering as much money as she would have if she had behaved honorably. For example, if a contractor is suing a homeowner to recover the price of work he did on the home, his failure to perform the work as specified would leave him with unclean hands.

LEGACY

An outdated legal word meaning personal property left by a will. The more common term for this type of property is bequest. Compare devise.

INCIDENTS OF OWNERSHIP

Any control over property. If you give away property but keep an incident of ownership--for example, you give away an apartment building but retain the right to... (more...)
Any control over property. If you give away property but keep an incident of ownership--for example, you give away an apartment building but retain the right to receive rent--then legally, no gift has been made. This distinction can be important if you're making large gifts to reduce your eventual estate tax.

FIERI FACIAS

Latin for 'that you cause to be done.' This is a court document that instructs a sheriff to seize and sell a defendant's property in order to satisfy a monetary... (more...)
Latin for 'that you cause to be done.' This is a court document that instructs a sheriff to seize and sell a defendant's property in order to satisfy a monetary judgment against the defendant.