Attorney Scheier was great to have as part of our home-buying team. He is friendly, reasonable, thorough, and helped everything run smoothly. We had the closing at his office, which is very child-friendly! We had our toddler there and everyone made us feel welcome. The office staff and Attorney Scheier were great at communicating and prompt at addressing a few changes that needed to be made on the HUD-1 form.
Home Buyer - Acton, MA
I engaged Mike to help me with a real estate closing. Throughout the process of purchasing my first home, out of all of the professionals I engaged (mortgage broker, realtor, and attorney), Mike was by far the strongest. I am a Certified Financial Planner and hold anybody that I hire to help me with professional services to an extremely high standard. Mike fulfilled expectations and more. He brought experience to a process that was new to me. In addition to expertise and guidance from the normal legal components like purchase and sale and closing he also provided advise on negotiation tactics, appraisals, and property in general that are outside the range of real estate law.
Some months later, when my previous landlord was wrongfully withholding my security deposit, Mike told me to ask her for a bank statement for the legally required, separate account she was required to set up for holding of the security deposit. She did not have one. Mike advised me that I could sue her for treble damages and legal fees for the entire amount. I made her aware of this law. She sent the funds immediately.
Home Buyer - Boston, MA
After our children were born, we knew we needed to prepare a will and do our estate planning but it felt like a daunting task so we kept postponing it. When we moved to Acton almost 20 years ago, we contacted Barbara Epstein to help us with this project. She did an excellent job explaining the alternatives and guiding us through the process. As our circumstances and the laws have changed over the years, Barbara has kept our documents in sync with our final wishes. Our children are now grown and Barbara has helped us update the documents yet again to reflect our current situation. Barbara has always been patient, clear and knowledgeable. These characteristics are very important when you are making decisions about events that you hope will never take place. She has done an excellent job for us.
Estate Planning Client - Acton, MA
As the owner of a small boutique consulting firm, I am extremely fortunate to have Michael Katin as general counsel, with Scheier Katin & Epstein behind him. Michael has provided timely, expert, and cost-effective counsel on numerous matters over the last 8 years. He has a broad reach, leveraging expertise when required. Michael has reviewed myriad corporate contracts, helped me negotiate a sensitive tenant termination agreement, and continued to advise me in connection with securing litigation counsel when I was deposed as an expert compensation witness twice for a client. The results were excellent on all fronts. In addition to the above, his customer focused, high integrity work ethic is second to none.
Small Business Owner - Acton, MA
It was my pleasure working with Mark and his team. Mark and his team made sure they have all the required documents before closing and made my closing process very smooth. Mark went through all the documents with me and explained each and every detail during the closing process.
House Buyer - Billerica, MA
Found through Hyatt Legal Services. Mark was gave us good advice on our rent back (which we’re told is extremely rare), produced the Use & Occupancy agreement, produced our Homestead and acted fully in our best interests.
House Buyer-Melrose, MA
Mark exceeded my expectation. Not only was I kept informed every step throughout the process, he went above that by being proactive and thereby avoid longer delay in the transaction. He is an expert in his field and it was a pleasure working with him. I would highly recommend him to my friends and families. Thank you Mark with helping me get the house I wanted.
House Buyer - Lowell, MA
We worked with Mark on our recent closing. Mark is easy to work with, always replied to our questions, regardless of how silly they seem. At the closing, he took his time to explain every document we need to sign. Definitely will love to work with Mark again in the future.
House Buyer - Bedford, MA
I would recommend Scheier, Katin and Epstein to anyone buying a house in the Boston area. They did a great job and it was good to know that you are legally protected.
House Buyer - Foxboro, MA
Mark took care of everything we needed, quickly and painlessly. On the day of signing, he took the time to explain everything we had to put a pen to, so nothing was unclear.
House Buyer - Chelmsford, MA