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Teresa Belmonte and Mark Elefante Author Chapter in MCLE Book - Handling Residential Real Estate Transactions in Massachusetts

Teresa Belmonte, Mark Elefante,


Hemenway & Barnes partners, Teresa Belmonte and Mark Elefante, recently updated the chapter on “The Contracts: The Offer to Purchase and the Purchase and Sale Agreement” in the guide to Handling Residential Real Estate Transactions in Massachusetts published by MCLE in 2019. This trusted resource offers essential guidance for handling a residential real estate transaction in Massachusetts from start to finish. The chapter includes discussions on:

  • Counsel's Involvement at the Earliest Possible Stage
  • The Offer to Purchase
  • The Purchase and Sale Agreement

About the Authors

Teresa A. Belmonte advises owners of both commercial and residential real estate on acquisitions, sales, financing, and leasing. She is experienced in land use, environmental and permitting issues, as well as construction contracts. Well-versed in condominium and cooperative law, Teresa works with property owners to create residential and commercial condominiums, limited equity cooperatives and cond-ops. She also advises condominium associations and cooperatives boards on creating, reviewing and amending governing documents.

Mark B. Elefante represents developers, lenders and owners in commercial and residential real estate matters. He advises clients on the acquisition, financing, permitting, development, leasing, and sale of commercial real estate. He also advises individuals and families in the purchase, sale, development and ownership of residential property, including planning for vacation homes and family estates from LLC and trust ownership agreements to conservation and succession plans.

Visit the MCLE website to learn more about: Handling Residential Real Estate Transactions in Massachusetts


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