Housing court is not like it used to be. The Massachusetts eviction moratorium is at an end. The CDC moratorium is in full effect. A backlog of ten thousand cases is being worked through diligently by our housing court staff, who previously were stopped by the legislature from doing their job. The courts are socially distant with Zoom hearings the norm. And the detailed court process has changed.
Attendees at this event will learn:
- How the litigation against the moratorium in state and federal court impacted the transition we are now in;
- What the CDC declaration is, and how it can impact your relationship with your renters;
- What the CDC affidavit is, and how it can change your court procedure;
- When old and new cases will be heard;
- Paperwork from before is still good; and
- How long will an eviction take?
This presentation will be given by two attorneys.
Attorney Jordana Roubicek Greenman is an attorney and a title agent for First American Title Insurance Company and WFG in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Attorney Roubicek Greenman has a solo practice with a main office in Watertown and additional office in Downtown Boston. Her practice consists of a broad range of real estate-related legal matters, including commercial and residential landlord/tenant disputes, condominium association representation, general real estate litigation and commercial and residential real estate closings. Attorney Roubicek Greenman has a well-respected reputation for aggressively advocating for her clients' goals and ensuring beneficial outcomes at a reasonable cost. She was among the first attorneys to take legal action in response to the unfunded eviction moratorium; her case is before the Superior Court.
Richard D. Vetstein, Esq. is founding partner of Vetstein Law Group, P.C.. He is a nationally recognized real estate attorney and litigator. Recently, Rich was lead counsel in the successful federal legal challenge to the Massachusetts Eviction Moratorium, which received national and statewide publicity. Rich’s legal analysis has been quoted in the Boston Globe, Banker & Tradesman, Wall Street Journal’s SmartMoney.com, Bloomberg News, and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Mr. Vetstein has also been selected as Metrowest Boston’s Best of the Best Lawyers, and one of Inman News’ 100 Most Influential in Real Estate. He is the former Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Title & Conveyancing Committee. A dedicated advocate for property owners, Rich was instrumental in the passage of the Act Clearing Title to Foreclosed Properties, and has testified at the State House in support of the Rent Escrow Bill and many other landlord legislative initiatives. An intense advocate, Rich’s efforts led to the indictment of a criminal syndicate in one of the largest real estate forgery schemes in Massachusetts history.
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Open to attendees statewide
This event is regionally branded in keeping with a local tradition. This region used to meet in-person on this day at this time. You are welcome to participate in this virtual meeting no matter where you are in the state.
Wednesday, November 11th
Virtual Meeting Agenda
- 5:00pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
- 5:40pm Business Update
- 6:00pm Housing court post-moratorium
- 7:00pm Virtual meeting ends
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