Pierce & Mandell, P.C.

11 Beacon Street, Suite 800
Boston, Massachusetts 02108-3002

Phone: (617) 720-2444
Fax: (617) 720-3693

Real Estate Law and Litigation

We have extensive experience in all aspects of real estate transactions and litigation.

Our clients include:

  • Banks
  • Bonding Companies
  • Brokers
  • Buyers/sellers
  • Commercial and industrial property owners
  • Commercial and residential developers
  • Commercial and residential landlords and tenants
  • Condominium associations
  • Construction companies
  • Homeowners
  • Institutional and private investors
  • Municipalities
  • Property managers

On their behalf, we handle real estate transactions and disputes of nearly every type and size including:

  • Adverse possession claims
  • Boundary and access disputes
  • Broker compensation disputes
  • Commercial transactions
  • Commercial and residential evictions
  • Condominium litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Development disputes
  • Disputes regarding easements and land use restrictions
  • Environmental litigation
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Mechanics liens
  • Permitting appeals
  • Petitions for partition
  • Purchase and sale litigation
  • Residential transactions
  • Zoning appeals and litigation

Representative Projects and Cases:

  • Our attorneys represented the buyer in a $12 million condominium acquisition in downtown Boston.
  • Our attorneys represented an international parcel delivery service in an action alleging breach of a real estate development agreement.  Plaintiff sought in excess of $13 million in damages.  After a five day trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of our client.
  • Our attorneys successfully prevailed on summary judgment in Nantucket on a claim that the Town’s taking by eminent domain of a shared roadway failed to award just compensation to our client.
  • We successfully obtained the payment of substantial monetary settlement by a South Shore municipality to our developer clients, when the town negotiated, executed and then repudiated a purchase and sale agreement for town owned property.
  • We recently obtained judgment after trial in the Land Court on behalf of a property owner who claimed ownership of portions of an abutting parcel by adverse possession.
  • We often represent homeowners and contractors in disputes involving the construction or improvement of residential property.  We have successfully arbitrated, mediated, prosecuted and defended claims involving G.L. c. 142A (the Home Improvement Contractor Law) and G.L. c. 93A (the Unfair and Deceptive Business Practices Statute).
  • We have represented commercial and residential landlords in hundreds of summary process eviction actions.  Recently, we obtained summary judgment in favor of a commercial gas station owner, and ruling was upheld on appeal.
  • We have prosecuted numerous appeals from decisions of local planning boards and boards of appeal.  In a recent Land Court trial, we successfully challenged a variance granted to a Framingham developer.
  • We have represented parties to agreements for the purchase and sale of real estate in countless cases involving claims for specific performance and damages.
  • We have represented a variety of clients who, as owners of property as tenants in common, are involved in disputes with the other co-owner(s) regarding whether or not the property should be sold.

Our Real Estate Law and Litigation Attorneys:

Michael C. Fee
Robert R. Pierce
Robert L. Kirby, Jr.
Dennis M. Lindgren
Curtis B. Dooling
Hannah Schindler Spinelli
Lena J. Finnerty