Biography

Laurence is a real estate lawyer representing corporations, developers, institutional lenders, non-profits and individuals in all aspects of commercial and residential conveyancing, leasing and financing.

Laurence represents:

  • Developers of residential complexes in the acquisition, financing and disposition of single and multifamily residential properties.
  • Non-profit entities in the acquisition, financing, development and disposition of their real estate assets.
  • Developers and institutional lenders in financings, loan restructurings, asset recoveries, and workouts.
  • Individuals and estates in the acquisition and disposition of high-end residential properties.
  • Neighbors in the development of access and utility easement programs for exclusive neighborhoods in the North Shore and Martha’s Vineyard.

In addition, Laurence reviews title abstracts, resolves title problems and prepares title certifications for real estate financings and acquisitions.

Laurence joined the firm in 1998. Before that, he was a Senior Attorney at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Franklin, MA, 1993-1998 and an Associate at Bingham, Dana & Gould, Boston, MA 1990-1992.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Case Western Reserve School of Law  (J.D., magna cum laude)
    • Order of the Coif, Law Review
  • Colby College  (B.A.)
    • Distinction in American Studies

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Memberships

  • Member, Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts

Firm Highlights

Matter

Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...

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Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (1st Session)

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Ruth Mattson quoted in Law360 article regarding new Massachusetts surtax

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Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (2nd Session)

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Verrill Welcomes Associates Brody Haverly-Johndro, Maye Emlein, Victoria Larson, Chris Petronio, Abby Plummer, and Alexander Read

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Maine PUC Clarifies Ability of Level 2 Projects to “Leapfrog” Level 4 Projects in Interconnection Queue

After months of uncertainty over the issue of whether Level 2 renewable energy projects can “leapfrog” Level 4 projects in the queue, the Maine PUC clarified one of the ambiguities. Specifically, in response to...

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IRS Guidance Expands Access to ACA Premium Tax Credit, Allows Cafeteria Plan Sponsors to Permit Employees to Revoke Family Coverage Mid-year

Final Regulations under Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code On October 11, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Final Regulations under Code Section 36B relating to eligibility for the Affordable Care Act’s...

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Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...

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New IRS Determination Letter Program for 403(b) and 401(a) Plans

On November 7, 2022, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2022-40 , which allows certain tax-exempt employers (such as schools, charities, and churches) to apply for IRS determination letters on their individually designed section 403(b...

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The PHE is Ending: Do You Know Where Your Waivers Are?

While the pandemic is not over, the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) is expected to expire soon, which means that a number of operational, safety, and billing standards that were waived at the beginning...

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