Richard D. Vetstein, Esq.

Founding Partner of The Vetstein Law Group, P.C., Vice President + Director of Marketing for TitleHub Closing Services, LLC

Tel: 508.620.5352 | Email: rvetstein@vetsteinlawgroup.com

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Rich is a nationally recognized real estate attorney, helping people buy, sell, and finance real estate. Rich is also an experienced real estate and business litigator. Rich was recently selected as the Chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Title & Conveyancing Committee and was also named as one of Inman News’ Most Influential People in Real Estate. Rich’s popularMassachusetts Real Estate Law Blog has been selected for the American Bar Association’s Top Legal “Blawg” awards for two consecutive years. Hear what clients have to say about Rich’s work hereRich literally grew up in a real estate office, tagging along with his mother, a 25 year veteran Realtor in the Metrowest, MA area.

Rich’s court cases run the gamut from adverse possession, evictions, boundary disputes, zoning appeals, condominium disputes, breach of contract, title and landlord-tenant cases. Unlike a lot of litigators these days, he has actually tried cases, both before a jury and judge. He also has significant appellate experience in the Appeals Court, Supreme Judicial Court, and First Circuit. Rich is also well-versed in alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, and mediation, where a majority of cases are settled today.

Rich is the co-founder of TitleHub Closing Services LLC, which performs full service settlement agent work for national, regional and local lenders, as well as individual borrowers and sellers. At TitleHub, Rich handles a substantial amount of residential conveyancing and title work.

Education

Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1997

• Top 5% of Class, Graduated Cum Laude
• Law Review, Note Editor and Staff Member
• Judicial Intern, Federal Judge William G. Young

Miami (Ohio) University in Oxford, OH, B.S. in Mass Communication/Media Management with a minor in Marketing, 1994

• Account Executive, Laws, Hall & Associates, Molson Breweries in Toronto, Canada.
• Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity
• Men’s Volleyball Team

Community/Awards

Rich is active in his community, local philanthropies and bar associations, which provides him with the opportunity to give back, volunteer and connect with his colleagues and peers.

Interests

Rich is a life-long Metrowest, Massachusetts resident and now resides in Sudbury with his wife and two children. When not practicing law, Rich enjoys playing golf, pick-up basketball, and following the Celtics, Red Sox and Patriots.

With his marketing and business background, Rich is an early adopter of social media marketing which he uses regularly in his practice and business development efforts. You can follow Rich on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter by clicking on the links to the side.

Press/Speaking Engagements (Quoted Or Featured In The Following Articles)

Email Communications Result In Hard Lessons for Attorneys, Clients, Banker and Tradesman (Jan. 9, 2014)

Ruling Might Mean Longer Foreclosure Process, Banker & Tradesman (Dec. 22, 2013)

Speaker, Real Estate Grey Areas, Presented to Black Diamond Investor Group (Summer 2013)

Cases Could Make Foreclosure Challenges Easier, Assignments’ Validity Could Be Questioned, Banker and Tradesman (March 3, 2013)

Errors Made By Lender Invalidate Foreclosure, Mass. Lawyers Weekly (Jan. 31, 2013)

SJC Rules Bank Had No Right To Take Home, Boston Globe (Jan. 14, 2013)

State’s Highest Court Rules for Lender in Foreclosure Affidavit Case, Boston Globe (Oct. 26, 2012)

Unsigned P&S Enforceable In Wake of Emails, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 5, 2012) (subscription only)

Lenders Must Have Proper Paperwork to Foreclose, SJC Says, Boston Globe, June 22, 2012

Landlord Liable for Tenant’s Drunken Tumble, American Apartments Owner’s Association (March 15, 2012)

Seizures Threatened In Massachusetts With Naked Loans Challenge: Mortgages, Bloomberg News (Feb. 21, 2012)

New Trends Emerging In Short Sale Legal Transactions, Special to Banker & Tradesman (Feb. 6, 2012)

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