Landlord & Tenant Law
Real Estate Law
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Jordana Roubicek Greenman is an attorney in good standing and a title agent for both First American Title Insurance Company and WFG in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Her practice consists of a broad range of real estate-related legal matters, including commercial and residential landlord/tenant disputes, condo association representation, and commercial and residential real estate closings.
Ms. Greenman has a well-respected reputation for aggressively advocating for her clients' goals and ensuring beneficial outcomes at a reasonable cost. Her deep knowledge of housing court staff and procedures places her in prime position to win the results you deserve, and her refusal to nickel and dime clients for short conversations or other minor work makes her an optimal choice for representation.
A member of both the Real Estate Council for the Mass. Bar Association and the Real Estate Bar Association (for whom she is a frequent speaker), as well as a mentor for landlord/tenant law, Attorney Greenman has been awarded "Rising Star" designation in Super Lawyers magazine. She is also a columnist for Massachusetts Lawyers Journal and Real Estate Bar Association News, and regularly leads legal seminars for first-time homebuyers and small property owners (through the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership).
185 Devonshire St.
Boston, MA 02110
Attorney Greenman did an amazing job with my cases with me being a tenant and how her typical clients are landlords. She went to work to the point she took it personal (which I liked). She's very passionate about how she handles her cases and does not play games. She will fight for you hands down.
Working in property management in the Metro Boston area, I have found it to be a pleasure to work with Attorney Greenman. I highly recommend utilizing her services when you have any tenant issue that needs to be resolved. She is hands-on, communicates with clients regarding status, and works hard to quickly resolve what can otherwise be a lengthy process!
During a vulnerable time as new landlords, we leaned on Jordana for her expertise in a critical and stressful situation. Her guidance and advice provided us assurance and protection. Her knowledge of the tenant/landlord laws are impressive and she is extremely easy to speak with. I highly recommend Jordana.
Not only have I had great results working with Jordana on eviction cases and related matters, she is fun to work with as well.
Attorney Greenman shares her legal expertise and insight through numerous outlets. Recent pieces include:
- "The risks of purchasing occupied property - Advising the eager client"
Massachusetts Lawyers Journal, July/August 2017
...New buyers of occupied multi-family properties - for themselves or an investment - face serious risks lurking under the welcome mat that are rarely considered before closing: inability to move into the home as intended, non-paying tenants, tenants paying less than market value, illegal apartments, numerous sanitary code violations and other issues that can require serious hours and dollars to rectify or considerably decrease the home's value. But with proper advice and negotiation, these risks can and should be alleviated.
- "Ask an Attorney: Lead-Based Paint"
Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership Owner News, Summer 2016
...An owner cannot evict or refuse to rent to anyone because of the presence of lead paint, as this is considered discrimination, which is against the law and carries penalties. Further, any advertising of properties, including those in owner-occupied two-family homes, cannot indicate a preference of limitation. Statements such as "unit not de-leaded" are not permissible, as they suggest a preference that excludes families with young children.
- "Just cause eviction' proposal cause for serious concern"
Massachusetts Lawyers Journal, May/June 2016
...Whether or not housing is a right is a public policy issue, and to date this country has chosen not to deem it as such. Until such time, no one has the right to live in another person's property without complying with lease rules...To overburden the small/mid-level owner, regardless of which side you are on, only avoids the bigger issue of who benefits from the increasing stranglehold the law puts on small landlords. They are a small business, not a monopoly. They are keeping housing local, not changing neighborhoods by wholesale removal of its residents.
- "Small property owners and small businesspeople: a call for fairness"
Massachusetts Lawyers Journal, August 2015
...The difficulty of resolving disputes between property owners and their residential tenants in Massachusetts results in an economic necessity for the owner to pay an outgoing tenant money as incentive to leave at the end of the contract in order to avoid being mired in a legal battle to obtain possession of his or her own property. Such a result was certainly not the intention of the statutes, court rules and the cases interpreting them. (See page 16...)
- "Conveyancers caveat: may not be trustworthy"
Real Estate Bar Association (REBA) News, May 2015
...New hurdles, wrinkles, and traps are shaking my trust in the real estate closings process, and putting attorneys in positions dangerously close to breaking the law. Read about my scary experience and be warned. (See page 7...)
- "Landlords' access to justice: Is pro se representation a good business decision for landlords in the commonwealth?"
Massachusetts Lawyers Journal, May 2014
...A tenant clinic is offered every Monday to assist tenants. No similar service is offered to landlords, who can be exposed to damages for procedurally deficient cases and strict liability under state law. Having a lawyer referral service for landlords can help achieve greater efficiencies for the Housing Court by giving property owners access to an accurate assessment of their legal rights and obligations. (See page 19...)
Jordana Roubicek Greenman, Attorney at Law
185 Devonshire St., Suite 302
Boston, MA 02110
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