Lazan Glover & Puciloski
When It’s Time To Look Ahead,
We’ll Have Your Back.
Real Estate Attorneys For The Berkshires
At the closing table. Before the zoning board. In Land Court.
You want a team of Berkshire attorneys who specialize in all areas of real property law.
The attorneys at Lazan Glover & Puciloski have the legal experience, knowledge, and commitment
to address any real property issue that can arise.
And we will always have your back.
We know the Berkshires.
Our law firm has decades more than 35 years of real estate law experience in communities such as Alford, Great Barrington, Hancock, Lee, Lenox, Monterey, North Adams, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sandisfield, Sheffield, Southfield, Stockbridge, South Egremont, Tyringham, West Stockbridge, and Williamstown, as well as communities beyond the Berkshires.
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The process of buying real estate is different in the rest of Massachusetts and New York. In many states, title insurance agencies, notaries, and escrow companies conduct real estate settlements or closings. Here, real estate closings must be conducted by an attorney. And, while the role of a real estate agent is important, they cannot provide advice about legal matters. Be informed. Read about the process of buying and selling a home in the Berkshires. (Download: Buying and Selling A Home In The Berkshires About Realtors Attorneys and the Real Estate Contract)
The custom of writing an offer for the purchase or sale of a home in the Berkshires is somewhat different than in other areas in Massachusetts and other states. Elsewhere, a prospective buyer signs a non-binding Offer to Purchase. Here, most residential sales start with a “Standard Berkshire County Multiple Listing Service Purchase and Sale Agreement,” which can be binding if accepted. It can be binding even with an “attorney review clause.” Know before you sign. Read about the process of buying and selling a home in the Berkshires. (Download: Buying and Selling A Home In The Berkshires: The Purchase and Sale Agreement)
Areas of Practice
Residential and Commercial Real Estate
- Nominee Trusts
- Financing and Refinancing of Real Property
- HELOCs and Home Improvement Loans
- 1031 Exchanges
- Conservation Restrictions
Civil Litigation and Appeals
- Real Estate
- Actions to Clear Title
- Business Disputes
- Condominiums and Homeowners’ Associations
- Insurance Defense and Insurance Coverage
Estate Planning and Administration
- Estate Tax Planning
- Succession Planning
- Administration of Estates
- Family businesses
- Closely-Held Entities
- Business Succession
Zoning, Permitting, and Land Use Rights
- Building Permits
- Special Permits
- Marijuana/Cannabis Permitting
- Solar Power/Wind Power Permitting
- Comprehensive Permits (MGL Chapter 40B)
- Historic District Approvals
- Subdivision of Land and Approval Not Required Plans
- Condominium Law and Homeowners’ Associations
- Private Rights in Land
- Title Issues
- Easements and Restrictions
- Prescriptive Rights
- Boundary Disputes
- Riparian (Water) Rights
- Environmental Permits/Licenses
- Wetlands Protection Act and local wetlands bylaws
- Notices of Intent
- Enforcement Orders
- MGL Chapter 91 dock permits
- State Licenses/Permits from Department of Environmental Protection
- Federal Permits from Army Corps of Engineers
- Architectural Access Board matters