Boston Business and Real Estate Attorneys
Morisi & Oatway, P.C.730 Hancock Street Third Floor
Quincy, Massachusetts 02170
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Law Firm OverviewMorisi & Oatway, P.C. provides effective and efficient legal services to all our clients without sacrificing the personal attention that sets us apart from other law firms in the Boston area. Because we are a small firm, you work with the same attorneys from the beginning to the end of your matter.
Our clients do not wait for extended periods of time for their phone calls to be returned. All our attorneys and support staff are available via phone, email, and cell phone. We understand that your legal matter is of the utmost importance and urgency to you and that questions and needs do not always arise during working hours. Therefore, we welcome your calls when you need us.
Our extensive experience allows us to provide services to our clients in a cost-effective manner because we do not have to spend time "learning" the law like firms that practice in a large number of legal areas. We are prepared to handle all your business and real estate needs, from day-to-day business and transactional work all the way through litigation, if the need arises. We provide our clients with superior legal advice and extensive information about legal issues involved in the following practice areas: Business Litigation; Employment Litigation; Real Estate Litigation; Condominium Litigation; Business Transactions; Real Estate Transactions; and Estate Planning.
Three of our lawyers have been recognized by judges and their peers as being at the top of their profession through Super Lawyersฎ, a publication that recognizes outstanding lawyers who have been nominated by their peers for their professional achievements. Attorneys considered for Super Lawyersฎ must go through a rigorous, multi-phase selection process. The result is a comprehensive, unbiased recognition of top lawyers by state and practice area.
Our clients are businesses and people involved in businesses, such as shareholders, officers and executives or individuals who are striving to succeed in challenging economic times. We provide the quality of larger, more expensive Boston firms at suburban rates. We keep our costs low and the focus where it belongson your bottom line. We concentrate our efforts on producing results for you as efficiently as possible.
Our network of professionals and vendor relationships prove valuable to our clients. We have key contacts in the industry with accountants, tax advisors, engineers, architects, financial planners, bankers, private investigators, consultants, and other attorneys who specialize in other areas. We call on this network to help you with matters that are outside our practice areas. We do not try to handle matters that are outside of our expertise. This saves you time and money. We already have relationships with lawyers and other professionals who demonstrate a high degree of knowledge in their respective subject areas. We refer our clients to professionals who share our philosophy about how to service clients. As a result, clients who come to Morisi & Oatway, P.C. receive the service and attention of a small firm and the breadth and scope of experience of a large multidimensional practice.
We strive to develop close relationships with our clients. We keep you informed of our progress on your case, and you can always reach your attorney when your needs arise. You work one-on-one with an attorney who is experienced with your legal matter.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Employment Litigation; Real Estate Litigation; Condominium Litigation; Business Transactions; Real Estate Transactions.
Areas of Law Description
We focus our practice in the following areas of law:
- Business Litigation
As a business law firm with extensive experience around business transactions in Boston, Morisi & Oatway, P.C. is experienced and equipped to service a broad variety of business law needs:
Litigation prevention: A first priority is to avert lawsuits, which we do through holistic thinking and proactive counsel of clients.
General business litigation: Whether it be breach of contract, matters relating to insurance coverage, negligence, commercial collections, enforcement of judgments or professional malpractice, effective legal representation can bring such matters to timely and satisfactory resolution.
Internal ownership disputes: When co-owners of businesses are in disagreement, there can be both emotional and significant financial issues involved. Negotiations, litigation and settlements in the midst of complex issues can be managed while preserving the enterprise through skilled legal counsel.
Employee suits: In a competitive world, new and departing employees present certain business challenges and legal concerns. Key employees must be trusted with proprietary information, and some of them commit breach of employment contracts or make unfounded commission, compensation or wage claims. Other times, claims of discrimination, sexual harassment and other matters are the source of litigation.
Business torts: A successful prosecution (or defense) in cases of improper conduct, deceptive and unfair trade practices, unfair competition, fraud and interference are each essential tools of business.
- Real Estate Litigation
Real estate matters can lead to litigation in a variety of ways, including lawsuits over purchase and sale agreements, lis pendens matters, attachments, and injunctions. Real estate law is complex and resulting real estate litigation even more complex. We deal with all of the following types of real estate litigation:
Boundary and neighbor disputes
Land use issues
Zoning and permitting appeals
Construction defect matters
Evictions and lease enforcement
Unlike homes and commercial buildings, condominiums present their own set of special problems and types of disputes. We represent developers, condominium boards, vendors, and management companies. We handle the following types of transactions and disputes:
Breach of fiduciary duty issues
Construction defect lawsuits
Common area rules enforcement and parking disputes
Contract review and advice
- Business Transactions
New entrepreneurs as well as second and third generations of family businesses in Boston know that business transactions can make or break the enterprise. A bad loan agreement, stolen proprietary information or an expensive employee separation matter can take down an entire company. As a Boston business law firm, the attorneys at Morisi & Oatway work with clients to come out ahead of such challenges. The goal is to minimize risk in advance, respond to needs as they arise, and assist with critical transactions. The firm uses many legal tools to accomplish this:
Establish legal structure: Matters of ownership, liability and raising capital can affect how you legally structure your business (as a sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC or corporation).
Contracts: Throughout the course of business operations a company frequently requires the drafting or signing of contracts.
Equity participation: In some situations, offering ownership shares to recruit and retain key employees can be very useful, but clear-cut ground rules need to be outlined in employee contracts.
Financing and closing deals: Whether it be a merger or acquisition, or a commercial loan transaction, all matters of title insurance, zoning, due diligence and closing procedures are of crucial fiduciary importance.
Business emergencies: Difficult human resources events, lawsuits, infractions of confidentiality and non-compete agreements and government investigations need to be managed on a close and timely basis.
Planning: Anticipation of growth, shrinkage, adding equity partners, succession and retirement all require legal preparation to facilitate smooth transitions operationally and financially.
Dissolution and disposal: When a business owner determines to discontinue an enterprise, dissolution documents, filings with the government, asset disposal and negotiations with insurers, debtors and creditors all require deft legal management.
- Real Estate Transactions
We are experienced in helping our clients with all their real estate needs, including buying, selling, and financing property in the state of Massachusetts. We review and negotiate contracts so that they are favorable to you and represent your best interests. We represent clients in the process of closing loans or buying, selling, or leasing properties including rental properties, commercial properties, houses, and condominiums. We also help with landlord and tenant matters on commercial and residential leases and tenancies.
- Estate Planning, Wills, and Trusts
Estate planning through wills and trusts is essential to making sure that your property is distributed as you intended and that you maximize the assets that are retained by you and your family. It is important that will formalities are followed to minimize the chance that there will be a will contest following your death. While you can write a will without the help of an attorney, you run the risk that your wishes will not be complied with following your death because of oversight in the drafting of the will. Our attorneys are well versed in the drafting of wills and trusts, and will work with you to make sure that your assets are distributed as you desire.
- Probate Litigation
Wills, trusts, and other transfers can be contested on many grounds, including:
Lack of capacity
Fraud and duress
Lack of compliance with statutory formalities
Mr. Andrew C. Oatway
Business Law, Probate, Real Estate
Mr. Adam P. Whitney
Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Construction Law, Employment, Professional Malpractice
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