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Memorial Day 2016

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Our Office will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day. Please take a moment this weekend to remember and honor the sacrifice of those who gave their life in defense of our country.

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Plymouth County Collectors, Treasurers & Assessors Associations Joint Meeting

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Matt Thomas would like to thank the members of the Plymouth County Collectors & Treasurer’s Association and the Plymouth County Assessors Association for their hospitality at their joint meeting today, May 11, 2016, at Middleborough Town Hall. Matt presented “Don’t Drop the Baton: Successfully Collecting Taxes Takes a Team Effort”. A copy of the presentation is available on under the Resources tab.

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MAAO Winter Meeting

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Matt Thomas would like to thank the members of the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers for their hospitality at the Winter Meeting on February 24, 2016 at Lombardo’s in Randolph, Massachusetts. Matt participated as panelist on a panel entitled “Solar Power,  Valuation & Pilot Negotiations – Recent ATB Decisions” with Mattapoisett Principal Assessor, Kathleen Costello, Shrewsbury Principal Assessor Christopher Reidy, and Atty. Ken Gurge. R. Lane Partridge, Town Assessor for the Town of Concord served as Moderator for the session.

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Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers – Winter Meeting

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Matt Thomas will be a panelist at the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers’ Winter Meeting on February 24, 2016 at Lombardo’s in Randolph, Massachusetts. Matt will be participating with Mattapoisett Principal Assessor, Kathleen Costello, MAA and several other individuals on a panel entitled “Solar Power,  Valuation & Pilot Negotiations – Recent ATB Decisions”. Matt has negotiated Solar Power PILOTs for the City of Fall River and the Town of Mattapoisett.

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Happy New Year !!

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We’d like to thank all our clients for the opportunity to provide legal services during the past year and wish you and yours a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year.

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Matt Thomas delivers presentation entitled “Don’t Drop The Baton – Successfully Collecting Tax Titles” at Norfolk Suffolk Counties Assessors Association Spring Meeting

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Matt would like to thank Dennis Fliss, Town Assessor for the Town of Walpole, and the members of the Norfolk Suffolk Counties Assessors Association for their hospitality yesterday at the Association’s Spring Meeting where Matt presented “Don’t Drop the Baton – Successfully Collecting Tax Titles”, a presentation on the role of the Assessors Office in facilitating municipal efforts to collect outstanding real estate tax payments.  During the presentation Matt discussed the entire real estate tax collection process from assessment through sale of tax possessions. Matt also stressed the importance of maintaining current and accurate assessors’ maps and current property owner information  as well as the importance of assessing the parcel as shown on the assessors’ map. Also speaking at the Spring Meeting were Joanne Graziano, Bureau Chief of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue’s Bureau of Local Assessment and Lane Partridge, Co-Chair of the MAAO Legislative Committee. If you would like a copy of Matt’s presentation please contact us at mjt@mjthomaslaw.com.

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Matt Thomas Selected as 1 of 28 Brownfield Redevelopment Advisors for 2015 National Brownfield Conference

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Matthew J. Thomas, Esq. has been selected to serve as one of twenty-eight “Transaction Consultation Redevelopment Advisors” at the 2015 National Brownfields Conference, September 2- 4, 2015 in Chicago, IL.  The Redevelopment Advisors include a line-up of developers, seasoned environmental consultants, insurance professionals, attorneys and others with expertise in Brownfield redevelopment and transactions. The Redevelopment Advisors participate as part of a team of up to 3 members with cross-sectional expertise and provide individual consultations to municipalities and site owners to address challenges in the possible redevelopment of brownfield sites. These consultations are free of charge to conference participants. Matt has also been a Presenter at previous National Brownfield Conferences. For more information about the 2015 National Brownfield Conference please visit the Conference website at http://www.brownfieldsconference.org/en/home .

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Launch of Web Site

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Matthew J. Thomas, Esq. is proud to announce the release of our newly developed web site.

We’re excited to bring you the latest updates, news, legal information, and other resources. This site will soon have more resources, legal tips, and documents. Please check back often and if you should have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you.

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