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

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

Blog

Elimination of Good Faith Relief for ACA Reporting

On November 22, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published proposed regulations that codify, among other things, an automatic extension of the deadline for furnishing IRS Forms 1095-C to employees. IRS Forms 1095-C are...

Event

Maine State Bar Association Winter Bar Conference

Join Verrill Partner, Anya F. Endsley on Friday, January 28, 2022 for session ten of this year's Maine State Bar Association Winter Bar Conference, Estate Planning Under the New Rules. Anya, along with attorneys...

Blog

BREAKING: The Supreme Court Blocks OSHA COVID Vaccine/Testing Rule (NFIB v. OSHA) and Allows the Healthcare (Medicare/Medicaid) Vaccine Rule (Biden v. Missouri) to Take Effect

In NFIB v. OSHA , the Court focused its decision on OSHA’s emergency temporary standards which require the Secretary to show (1) “that employees are exposed to grave danger from exposure to substances or...

News

Pair of Recent Victories Hearten Counsel for MassHealth Providers

Verrill attorney David G. Lazarus was recently mentioned in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article "Pair of Recent Victories Hearten Counsel for MassHealth Providers." The article covers two appellate court decisions regarding the boundaries to...

Publication/Podcast

Federal Vaccine Mandates: How to Respond to Ever-Changing Court Rulings

OSHA’s ETS, CMS’s Mandate, Federal Contractor Mandates, each of these federal vaccine policies have experienced legal challenges over the course of the last two months. On January 11, 2022, Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez on...

Blog

Attention Portland Employers: Updates on Mask Mandate, Hazard Pay

On Monday, Portland City Councilors took two significant actions that affect employers in Portland, Maine. First, the Council repealed an emergency order from March 2020, eliminating the hazard pay provision set forth in the...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

News

Verrill Welcomes Experienced Trust & Estates, Tax Partner Ruth Mattson

(January 5, 2022) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Ruth Mattson to the firm’s Boston office as a Partner in its Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group. Mattson advises individuals and families on estate...

Publication/Podcast

Courts Expand on Rules Regarding the Protection of Retirement Plan Assets

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