Marian Abraham has over 20 years’ experience representing home buyers, home sellers, real estate brokers, lenders, condo association board members, families, and heads of estates. Her practice areas include:
Representing Buyers, Sellers, Trusts, Banks, Estates, Condominium Associations, and Private Lien Holders:
The larger the value of the real estate asset, the more vital it is to protect yourself by having capable legal representation guiding and advising you throughout the process. We'll work closely with you to make sure the details of any decision or agreement are in your best interest.
Negotiating Purchase and Sale Agreements
The first step in the process of transferring ownership of a property is a well-considered purchase and sale agreement based on an accepted offer. We will help you understand your legal obligations and rights with each term or contingency in a purchase and sale agreement.
Resolving Title Issues
Buyers need to be sure that the title to their new property is free and clear of liens or other encumbrances. Anticipating, identifying and resolving title issues are critical roles of a real estate attorney and something that we take care of on a regular basis.
Performing Real Estate and Loan Closings
The last thing anyone involved in a real estate transaction wants is a complication at the closing. In addition to confirming that the deed and finances are exchanged, we work proactively to resolve who pays taxes, recording fees, or any outstanding liens.
Serving as Power of Attorney
Sellers often appoint us as power of attorney in a real estate transaction for the convenience of not appearing at the closing. We report back promptly once the transaction is completed to give you peace of mind that the closing went smoothly.
Establishing Trusts, Appointing Trustees
A trust offers an efficient way to transfer your property and avoid a probate process after death, although it’s not a complete substitute for a will. When drawing up a trust, we'll offer more than basic legal forms. We offer strategic advice and serve as your legal coach to help you make fully informed decisions about your trust.
Updating Master Deeds and Condominium Documents
As the members of a condo association change over time, so do the priorities and rules. It’s important to keep documentation up to date for when new owners enter the picture; that all expectations are clear and there are sensible guidelines in place. We have worked with numerous condo associations across Boston and are familiar with the best practices for producing or updating a Master Deed and Declaration of Trust.
Estate Planning and Creating Wills
We work with heads of families to ensure their wishes are carried out after their death. The process involves more than just drawing up a document. We'll review your needs, designate your successor trustee, and ensure beneficiaries of other assets (like retirement accounts) are consistent with your wishes.