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Practices

Residential Real Estate & Mortgage Lending Services

Hill & Plakias, P.C. specializes in real estate conveyancing and mortgage lending services. We represent buyers, sellers, refinance borrowers and lenders in all of their real estate and mortgage transactions. We work closely with our clients to provide timely and effective results for all parties to the transaction. The firm maintains an in house title plant of over 10,000 titles of property in eastern Massachusetts as well as contracted title examiners in Norfolk, Suffolk, Middlesex, Bristol, Plymouth, Worcester and Essex counties. We are able to provide title services efficiently and at competitive fees. The firm maintains relationships with many local and national lenders to assist you in finding the appropriate lender for your real estate transaction. Hill & Plakias, P.C. is a title insurance agent for First American Title Insurance Company, Fidelity Title Insurance Company and Old Republic Title.

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Commercial Real Estate & Lending Services

Hill & Plakias, P.C. has extensive experience in complex and routine commercial lending and real estate finance transactions, including real estate acquisition financing and refinancing; term loans; revolving credit facilities; loan participations; leasing and construction financing. We also have extensive experience in loan workouts and liquidation of assets through foreclosure and secured party sales. Hill & Plakias also represents lending institutions in closing and servicing United States Small Business Administration loan transactions, including the Section 7(a) SBA guaranteed loan program and the Section 504 Program for Economic Development.

In successfully closing thousands of loans, we oversee all aspects of the loan transaction process from term sheet to closing to insure accurate documentation of the loan in a timely and cost-effective manner. Whenever necessary we will draw on outside specialists in the areas of environmental compliance, taxation, bankruptcy and corporate law.

We also assist our lenders and law firms with title examination and title insurance services throughout eastern Massachusetts. The firm maintains an in house title plant of over 10,000 titles of property in eastern Massachusetts as well as contracted title examiners in Norfolk, Suffolk, Middlesex, Bristol, Plymouth, Worcester and Essex counties. We are able to provide title services efficiently and at competitive fees. Hill & Plakias, P.C. is a title insurance agent for First American Title Insurance Company, Fidelity Title Insurance Company and Old Republic Title.

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Corporate and Business Law

Hill & Plakias, P.C. provides counsel to individuals and businesses involved in various industries and services throughout our region. We work with our clients to provide solutions and advice best suited for their individual situations at reasonable prices. The firm provides clients with thoughtful and comprehensive advice in the areas of business entity formation, contracts, leasing, financing and real estate matters, and representation in the purchase and sales of all types of businesses.

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Estate Planning, Probate of Estates

Hill & Plakias, P.C. offers a full range of trust and estate services to our clients to preserve their wealth and to enable them to pass assets to their families and other beneficiaries in the most appropriate manner. The firm also represents individuals, families and fiduciaries in the probate and administration of decedents’ estates in Massachusetts. Our attorneys provide thoughtful and comprehensive advice to a variety of clients from different backgrounds and with different needs.

While the firm does not provide tax advice, we do maintain relationships with outside Certified public accountant firms and law firms to advise clients in the tax aspects of the estate plan and the preparation of fiduciaries and estate tax returns.

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Civil Litigation

The attorneys of Hill & Plakias, P.C. regularly represent clients in the state and federal trial courts and in other contested proceedings, providing competent and cost-effective legal representation in advancing or defending virtually any claim arising through litigation.

Our attorneys have earned a strong reputation among judicial and governmental authorities for their thorough preparation, effective presentation and principled advocacy of clients' interests. Our focus is on problem-solving; we work quickly to narrow the issues involved in a dispute to determine the needs and expectations of the client and plan accordingly. We work closely with our clients throughout the litigation process, from pre-action investigations and settlement efforts through trial and any appeals, to assure that our efforts advance agreed-upon goals and stay on budget.

We work to achieve our clients' objectives by a variety of means that often go significanlty beyond conventional trial and appeal processes. Cases that start out in court can frequently be concluded through the use of negotiation skills that enable clients to avoid the expense, delay and uncertainty of litigation. Other matters can be kept out of court completely with the help of alternative dispute resolution techniques such as arbitration or mediation. When a trial is required, our attorneys have a demonstrated ability to win before judges and juries.

Our litigation expereience is extensive. A few examples of the types of matters in which we have provided representation include:

  • Disputes among business owners
  • Disputes between businesses
  • Commercial contract and real estate disputes
  • Homeowner/contractor litigation
  • Trade secret and intellectual property disputes
  • Land use and zoning proceedings
  • Loan and debt collections
  • Employment cases
  • Product liability and personal injury claims
  • Domestic relations litigation

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888 Washington Street Suite 302 | Dedham, MA 02026 | Tel: 781.326.8848 | Fax: 781.686.9129 | clientservice@hillplakias.com

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