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Bristol County Assessors Association Virtual Training Draws 100 Attendees


On Thursday, April 15, 2021,  Matt presented  an updated version of “It’s Just a Bundle of Sticks…” to the members of the Bristol County Assessors Association, Assessors from other Massachusetts municipalities,  and their Clerks during a two hour Virtual Training.  During the presentation, Matt used the traditional analogy of a bundle of sticks to discuss various property rights, reviewed the various types of tenancies, discussed trusts & nominee trusts, and reviewed the basics of  registered land. Matt and the attendees also reviewed examples of various types of deeds and trusts, and discussed the recent SJC Decision in Guilfoil v. Secretary of Executive Office of HHS,  486 Mass. 788 (2021).

Matt would like to thank all of the attendees for their participation in the virtual training, and for their excellent questions. Special thanks as well to BCAA President Lydia Cordeiro, and BCAA Education Director Richard Conti for organizing the virtual training.

For a copy of the updated version of “It’s Just a Bundle of Sticks…” please visit the “Resources” section of our website.