Real Estate Law

Residential Real Estate

Wilchins Cosentino & Novins Law Firm

Our residential real estate attorneys are committed to helping homeowners navigate the complexities of residential real estate transactions.

We work closely with residential real estate brokers to help homeowners throughout Massachusetts buy or sell residences including vacation properties, multi-family and investment properties throughout Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and the Islands.


Exceptional Service.
Exceptional Value.

At Wilchins Cosentino & Novins, we are committed to high caliber legal services, exceptional client service and exceptional value. We operate as a team, including two experienced paralegals and a practice lead fluent in Spanish.  We bring an expansive background in real estate law to every situation, with both practice leaders drawing on years of experience running their own successful real estate law firms.

As residential real estate lawyers, our services include:
  • Purchasing a primary home, vacation or investment property or building a home. Buying a home can be stressful. The residential real estate attorneys at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins handle all the legal needs to prepare for and ensure timely closing for a smooth transfer of ownership. As real estate closing attorneys, we ensure the financing and title work is completed so you have the peace of mind to focus on this exciting milestone.
  • Selling a home. As real estate closing lawyers, we help our clients sell their primary or secondary residences including, but not limited to, title work to ensure the property is clear to be transferred as well as tax advice and planning in the case of significant gains.
  • Mortgage financing and refinancing. As residential real estate attorneys we assist and counsel our clients who are securing mortgage financing for their homes including construction loans, home equity loans and refinancing. We are approved as a closing agent for many national and local mortgage lenders.
  • Zoning and permitting. Wilchins Cosentino & Novins’ land use attorneys help homeowners, condominium associations, and homeowners associations with a wide variety of zoning and permitting matters. We help our clients obtain Planning Board and Zoning Board permits and approvals to allow residential property owners to utilize their property to its fullest potential.

    Homeowners often rely on our land use attorneys for assistance with residential real estate matters including purchasing land from a neighbor, building a pool, or expanding a deck.

  • Condominiums and homeowner associations. Our residential real estate attorneys serve as legal counsel to condominium and homeowner associations throughout Massachusetts. As legal counsel for an association’s board of trustees, we provide a wide range of legal advice including the resolution of owner disputes, addressing common area matters, building and maintenance matters, collections and budgeting.

Real Estate Law

Case Studies

How We Fixed the Homeowner’s Unwelcome Surprise

Peter Covo

Our Client Inherited Multiple Properties: Maximizing their Value, Despite the Challenges

Peter Covo

The Benefit of Experienced Attorneys to Work Effectively with a Town Planning Board

Peter Covo

Jonathan White
Of Counsel

The Zoning Board Allows Location Change for Non-Conforming Garage Structure

Peter Covo

Honoring Rental Contracts as Part of Vacation Home Purchase

Peter Covo

Meet Our Attorneys Leading the Real Estate Law Practice at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins

MA Attorney Peter Covo

Peter Covo


MA Attorney Eric B. Brenman

Eric B. Brenman

Of Counsel

MA Attorney Scott A. Joseph

Scott A. Joseph


MA Attorney Robert W. Meshel

Robert W. Meshel

Of Counsel

MA Attorney Jonathan White

Jonathan White

Of Counsel

MA Attorney Stephen N. Wilchins

Stephen N. Wilchins


Why WCN for Your Residential Real Estate Law Needs

Why Law Firm

Right-sized. We are large enough to have the depth of expertise and knowledge, while small enough to be available, accessible and personal.

High Caliber Legal Services. Our real estate law attorneys are experienced, highly skilled, solutions oriented and specialized in residential real estate laws in Massachusetts. We put our extensive knowledge and legal acumen to work for you, including collaborating with each other to develop a sound and pragmatic legal strategy.
Approved Real Estate Closing Agent. We are an approved closing agent for many national and local mortgage lenders in the country including, but not limited to, Bank of America, Cambridge Savings Bank, Century Bank, Chase, Citibank, Citizens Bank, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, Mortgage Master, Mortgage Network, and Needham Bank.
Breadth of Practice Areas. We designed our law firm and our practice areas to offer a breadth of legal expertise to best serve our clients.
Concierge Approach. Our clients are assured of our accessibility, personal attention and skilled guidance as we seamlessly and adeptly address their legal needs.
Exceptional Value. We deliver exceptional value by being efficient; offering value that Boston-based firms cannot match.

Longevity. At WCN, our clients work with us throughout the many stages of their life. Many of our real estate clients start working with WCN when they buy their first home and then over the years, we work with them to sell and buy a new home, purchase a vacation home or investment property. Our emphasis on exceptional service results in client relationships measured in years.


I highly recommend the services of Attorneys Michael B. Cosentino and Peter Covo for all of your personal, family, or business needs. Michael's vast experience, knowledge, and expertise led to a most successful outcome under nearly impossible contractual deadlines and circumstances. Without Michael, I am 100% certain there would have been no resolution nor closure. Looking forward to working together on other matters.

- Jill C. LoPresti
President, Fortitude Trading Corporation
Boynton Beach, FL


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