Rackemann is well-suited to assist in the resolution of complex title matters based on our firm’s extensive library of title abstracts for properties throughout Massachusetts which dates back to the firm’s founding more than a century ago, coupled with our experience in the Land Court and our long-standing working relationships with all major title insurance companies in the Boston area. Our background in title-related matters is invaluable in dealing with issues that arise in the acquisition, sale, development and financing of real estate assets, including hazardous waste contamination issues and title-related litigation matters. Among the projects that we have worked on in this area are the following:

  • Examination of the title to railroad lines throughout Massachusetts and resolution of related title matters in connection with the transfer of such lines.
  • Review and resolution of title issues pertaining to the expansion of a downtown mixed use retail, hotel and office complex, including the conveyance of interests among various governmental authorities and departments and the private developer entities for title-clearing purposes.
  • Representation of clients with beach rights and access disputes, including claims based on trespass, nuisance and other property-related torts and adverse possession and prescriptive easement claims.