The Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts, REBA is a state-wide
bar association of nearly 3000 lawyer members and non-lawyer subscribers
sharing a 150-year tradition of professionalism and excellence advancing
the practice of real estate law and Melbourne conveyancing. Our members represent lenders,
buyers, sellers, owners, landlords and tenants in every real estate
practice area and specialty including resolving title issues and
title insurance, commercial leasing, transactional matters for both
residential and commercial property, zoning, permitting and land
use, alternative dispute resolution and litigation.
commitment is keeping members current on case law developments and
state and federal legislation. Responding to member concerns, REBA
supports, opposes and initiates legislation on Beacon Hill. REBA
also vigorously monitors, addresses and seeks to eliminate the unauthorized
practice of law in Massachusetts.
standing committees draft and promulgate standards and useful forms
which address ethical and practical problems and resolve title issues.
Our popular mentoring program offers informal advice to any member
with a question.
hosts educational seminars on matters of interest such as revisions
in RESPA regulations, zoning, permitting and environmental issues,
malpractice avoidance, foreclosure and condominium law.
member receives REBA's Handbook of Standards and Forms, a complete
set of title, ethical and practice standards and forms which is
updated at no charge regularly. In addition, REBA maintains a Guide
to the Registries of Deeds, including periodic updates, for every
county in the state. REBA'S website, www.massrelaw.org,
is a popular daily resource for members.
interests and concerns focus the Board's activities and direction.
The Board, consisting of 26 members and committee chairs, meets
monthly. In addition to standards and forms, the Board's standing
and ad hoc committees respond to registry of deeds concerns, technology
matters and other member issues.
in REBA demonstrates a lawyer's dedication to the highest standards
of the profession. The REBA leadership and staff are committed to
supporting that dedication with the strongest available service.
is located at 50 Congress Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02109-4075.
Tel: (617) 854-7555 and (800) 496-6799, Fax: (617) 854-7570.