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Moriarty Bielan & Malloy LLC is a full-service condominium and real estate law firm that provides litigation, transactional, general counsel, and lien enforcement. Principals of the firm collectively have over fifty years of experience in community association law and the firm, collectively, has over one hundred years of such experience. Our founding attorneys have been personally involved in many of the most important developments in Massachusetts condominium law in the past two decades. That involvement includes successes in amending the Massachusetts Condominium Act, G.L. c. 183A; drafting amicus briefs on behalf of the Community Associations Institute; and arguing winning cases before the highest courts of the Commonwealth.
One of the firm’s principals, Tom Moriarty, who chairs our Litigation Practice Group, and is a member of the College of Community Association Lawyers, represented the plaintiff condominium associations before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in the matters of Boyd v. Town of Milford, 434 Mass. 754 (2001)(establishing that a town is liable for common area expenses following its taking of a unit for unpaid property taxes); Wyman v. Ayer Properties, LLC, 469 Mass. 64 (2014), (establishing that the economic loss rule does not apply in condominium construction defect cases); and Drummer Boy Homes Association, Inc. v. Carolyn P. Britton & another, 474 Mass. 17 (2016)(recognizing the so-called rolling priority lien).
While principals of MBM have been involved in almost every significant development in Boston and Massachusetts condominium law in the last twenty years, our focus is and remains on directing our knowledge and expertise to the day-to-day issues that confront condominium associations and their professional managers. We pride ourselves on providing timely, practical, common sense advice to our clients. All of the knowledge, skill, and drive we bring to the issues that have shaped the course of condominium law in the Commonwealth, we bring to the matters that you and your association face today.
...Our focus is and remains on directing our knowledge and expertise to the day-to-day issues that confront condominium associations and their professional managers.
Our commitment to the community associations industry is evidenced not just by our representation of condominium clients, but by support of and deep involvement with the Community Associations Institute. Principals of the firm have served on numerous committees, acted as panelists at regional and national conferences, and drafted amicus briefs for the benefit of the institute and the industry.
Our commitment to the industry is further evidenced by our willingness to partner with our association clients during the moments when they are most vulnerable and exposed. When a new board comes to MBM with deficient reserves, an underfunded operating account and a substantial bill to repair construction defects, our first question is not whether the association can pay a retainer or pay our hourly rate in full each month. We understand the difficulties presented by such circumstances because the lawyers of the firm have helped more than a hundred other associations deal with those same issues. MBM is willing to explore flexible billing arrangements that meet both the needs of the association and the need of the firm to receive fair compensation for its professional services. We believe that in standing by our clients with flexible and creative billing arrangements when needed, we will earn their loyalty and that loyalty will create more value to the firm long-term.