Real Estate Practice

Butters Brazilian LLP represents property owners, managers and seasoned investors in a broad array of real estate matters throughout Massachusetts, with a particular focus on Greater Boston and Nantucket Island.  Whether you are purchasing or selling a single family home or condominium, leasing commercial space, or developing vacant land, the success of your venture depends upon having access to experienced, competent counsel at each step in the process.  For decades, our dedicated real estate team at Butters Brazilian LLP has advised contractors, developers, first time homebuyers, sellers, mortgage lenders, and many others with their property related legal needs.

We offer assistance with a wide range of real estate matters, including:

Residential and Commercial Conveyancing

Purchasing, selling and financing residential and commercial real estate, requires careful review and attention to detail. We pay particular attention to the specific needs of each client, making every effort to ensure that your residential and commercial closings run smoothly, without complication or delay.  We are experienced in the unique complexities of Massachusetts condominium formation and ownership and can help you understand the risks and benefits.  Whether buying or selling, we will guide you through the process, from offer to closing, answering your questions and protecting your interests throughout.

Condominium Conversions and Formation

We work with our clients to review the feasibility of converting existing buildings or new construction into condominium ownership.   Representation includes referrals to architects and contractors as well as plan review and code compliance.

Real Estate Litigation

We do our best to anticipate and prevent disputes regarding real estate purchases, both before and after closing.  If it becomes necessary to seek recourse in through the courts, the trial attorneys at Butters Brazilian LLP have the proven experience necessary to achieve the best possible outcome for you or your business.  Our real estate department approaches all transactions with an eye toward elimination of any future disputes.  We work closely with our litigation attorneys to develop a plan that focuses on your goals and concerns and to achieve a completed transaction without future issues of contention.

Our attorneys have a wide range of experience with real estate litigation involving the following:

  • Residential and Commercial Litigation
  • Enforcement of Purchase Agreements
  • Construction Contracts
  • Partnership Disputes and Dissolutions
  • Obtaining Memoranda of Lis Pendens
  • Title and Property Line Disputes
  • Zoning Issues
  • Easements
  • Partitions
  • Adverse Possession
  • Land Use Permitting Disputes
  • Landlord-Tenant Issues
  • Brokerage Disputes and Enforcement
  • Estate Contests

Commercial Leasing

When entering into a commercial landlord-tenant relationship, it is vital that the lease is understandable, enforceable, and is representative of the client’s needs.  A well-drafted lease can often help you avoid the possibility of litigation.  We offer extensive experience in both drafting and reviewing commercial leases.

Real Estate Development

Our real estate attorneys have in-depth knowledge about a wide range of development projects, including commercial properties, condominiums, and condominium conversions.  We understand the intricacies involved and have the experience and negotiating skills necessary to help you to achieve success for your project.

Restaurant Acquisition and Sales

Our attorneys have extensive experience representing restaurant owners and persons interested in entering the business.  We can assist with purchase and sale agreements, lease reviews and licensing, as well as construction contracts and occupancy issues.

Liquor License Transfers

Our firm provides representation in the acquisition, sale and transfer of beer and wine and all alcohol licenses, including neighborhood contact and presentation of concepts and plans.