MassBar Bulletin: Member Updates

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019

Suffolk County

KehoeNov14BulletinMBA member E. Christopher Kehoe, an attorney with Robinson+Cole's Real Estate + Development Group, was presented with the Richard B. Johnson Award by the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts (REBA) during the 2019 REBA Annual Meeting & Conference on Nov. 4.
 
Established in 1977, the Richard B. Johnson Award is REBA's highest honor. An award for lifetime achievement, it recognizes the recipient's outstanding and selfless contributions to advancing the practice of real estate law.

Kehoe has over 30 years of experience as a commercial real estate lawyer, working on all types of real estate transactions. He focuses his practice on real estate finance, acquisitions, sales, and complex title, and is a frequent speaker before legal, professional and community groups on issues related to real estate law, financing, title insurance and title issues. Kehoe is a past president of REBA, a current member and former chair of the association’s Legislation Section, and a member of its Commercial Real Estate Finance Section and Title Insurance & National Affairs Section.

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Middlesex County 

Mendel & Associates LLC, a Waltham law firm specializing in estate planning, elder law, and estate administration, seeks an associate attorney with 0-2 years of experience to assist its current team. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who possesses a positive outlook, an independent work ethic, critical-thinking abilities, excellent writing and drafting skills, strong legal and tax research skills, and attention to detail. The candidate must also be principled and results-driven.

The role involves, among other things, drafting estate plan documents, overseeing estate administration cases, including reviewing probate documents and estate tax returns, and overseeing MassHealth long-term care applications. The position will eventually entail significant client contact. The candidate must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, and must be a team player. This is an excellent learning opportunity for a highly motivated attorney who seeks to be part of a growing team, and to help clients and their families in a meaningful way. 

Email a cover letter, resume and 1–3 page writing sample to Judy Mendel at jmendel@mendel-law.com. No phone calls will be accepted.

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