Areas of Practice
Whether you are looking to start a business or enter into a contact, obtaining the assistance of an attorney to protect you and/or your business is essential.
Our office will assist you on choosing the right business structure for you whether it be a traditional Corporation, S-Corporation, LLC, Partnership or sole proprietorship. Additionally, we will draft the corporate formation documents including the Articles of Organization, Operating Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, etc., and file the necessary documents with the State.
Once your company is set-up, or if you are an existing company, we can negotiate, review, and draft contracts, lease agreements, employee contracts, non-compete/confidentiality agreements, vender agreements, asset purchase and sale agreements or any other contract your company may need.
Our office represents both commercial and residential landlords as well as tenants. When renting a property, the most effective way to protect yourself is to make sure you have the proper lease documents in place. Our office can draft and/or review your leases and associated documents to make sure you are covered.
Further, attorney Prophett routinely handles eviction cases for both landlords and tenants.
As today’s world gets more complex, it is necessary to make sure that you have necessary documents in place to protect yourself and your love ones in the event of your death. Our office help you create an estate plan that works best for you and will draft the necessary documents to protect you and your family such as Wills, Trusts, Health Care Proxies and Powers of Attorney.
Unfortunately, as with any business, disputes can arise. Whether a client or supplier has breached your contract, or a contractor has negligently damaged your property, or an employee has violated a non-compete agreement, our office can help you defend or prosecute your legal rights.
Over the past 10 years, attorney Prophett has commenced and defended a broad range of litigation cases including actions for breach of contract, negligence, employee fraud, wage violations, discrimination actions, shareholder “freeze-outs”, commercial and residential evictions, title disputes and claims for adverse possession.
Our office works with businesses and financial institutions in an attempt to collect overdue accounts. We can work with your customer to set up payment plans or, if necessary, commence litigation actions and conduct assets sales to make sure you get paid for your services or materials.
Whether you are a Developer, General Contractor, Sub-Contractor, Architect or Engineer, each and every job presents different obstacles and potential liabilities. Our office can review, negotiate and draft your construction contracts and documents to ensure you and your company are covered to the fullest extent.
If a dispute does arise, our office has extensive experience representing clients in arbitrations, mediations, and court actions. Further, Attorney Prophett is an expert on the Massachusetts Mechanic's Lien statute and regularly gives seminars on how contractors can protect and enforce their rights.
Real estate - zoning/title issues
We work with developers and individuals to assist them with obtaining the necessary permits from town agencies and boards for their construction and home improvement projects.
Our office also assists individuals and title insurance companies assess and correct issues with title to properties.