Schofield Law Group Celebrates 10th Anniversary

On January 16, 2014, Schofield Law Group, LLC celebrated its 10th Anniversary.  The firm was originally established as Schofield & Associates by Timothy N. Schofield, who had previously been a trial attorney with the Boston law firms of Sally & Fitch and Goulston & Storrs.  The firm initially focused on civil litigation, but quickly expanded […]
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We have moved to the Back Bay!

A New Perspective After nearly ten years downtown, we have moved to the Back Bay (we are not cool enough for the Innovation District!).  We love our beautiful new offices, our amazing views (the picture is the view from my office), and our central location.  Our new address is: 29 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 700, Boston, Massachusetts 02116  
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Extension of FHA “Flipper” Rule Good News For Buyers & Sellers Alike

While the FHA declared its waiver on insuring mortgages on properties owned by the seller for less than 90 days a temporary measure to help the foreclosure-plagued U.S. housing market, it has continually extended this waiver since 2010.  This indicates the strategy has been successful in promoting quick turnovers of such properties from small-time “flippers” […]
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Condo Association’s Negligent Construction Claim Not Barred By Economic Loss Rule

A recent Appeals Court ruling held that the economic loss doctrine had been misapplied to a condominium association’s negligent construction claim, improperly reducing its recovery for defective window frames and a leaking roof.  The ruling was significant because the Court recognized that the common areas and privately owned units of the condominium were separate properties, […]
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New Medical Marijuana Law Leads to a Struggle to Comply with Existing Ones

While Massachusetts voters recently legalized medical marijuana, the debate is far from over.  Towns and landlords are left struggling to protect themselves while also complying with existing laws. Several Massachusetts towns and cities have discussed banning dispensaries altogether through the use of zoning bylaws and ordinances.  Others want to move them to adult or medical-zoned […]
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Five Mass. Corporations Become B-Corps

Over the last few months, we have told you about the emerging concept of the B-Corp, which has since become an option for Massachusetts companies.  Since its introduction to the state, five companies have elected to be designated as B-Corps, in order to pursue a wide variety of business objectives.  These companies include Dancing Deer […]
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FHA Eases Condo Financing Rules

In good news for those in the condo market, the Federal Housing Administration has revised its rules for condo financing, undoing years of frustration at rules that made most condos ineligible for FHA loans and their benefits.  The changes were issued and came into effect on September 13, 2012. The FHA requires that certain aspects […]
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