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Matt presents at BCAA Spring Meeting

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On Thursday, May 9, 2019, Matt presented “Assessing Condominiums: Present Interests, Uncommon Elements, and Common Sense” to the members of the Bristol County Assessors Association at their Spring Meeting at the Fall River Government Center. During the presentation, Matt reviewed the Appeals Court decision in R.I. Seekonk Holdings v. Board of Assessors of Seekonk. Matt also discussed various issues involved with assessing mixed use condominiums and commercial condominiums.

Matt would like to thank the members of the Bristol County Assessors Association for their hospitality.

For a copy of “Assessing Condominiums: Present Interests, Uncommon Elements, and Common Sense”, please visit the “Resources” section of our website.

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Matt Presents at MAAO Winter/Spring Confrence

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On Thursday, March 28, 2019, Matt and Mattapoisett Principal Assessor Kathleen Costello presented “Solar, Solar, Solar – Just Give Me the Warm Power of the Sun” to members of the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers at their Winter/Spring Conference at the Boxboro Regency. During the presentation, Matt & Kathy reviewed the progression of Massachusetts Solar Power Subsidy Programs, the various methods of valuation for the solar arrays and the property on which they are developed, the negotiation, execution and collection of Solar Payment In Lieu of Tax (PILOT) Agreements, and portions of the Commonwealth’s new SMART Program.

Matt would like to thank Kathy Costello for her collaboration on the presentation, and the members of the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers for their hospitality.

For a copy of the “Solar, Solar, Solar – Just Give Me the Warm Power of the Sun”, please visit the “Resources” section of our website.

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Happy Holidays 2018!

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We’d like to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday and hope you all have a Healthy & Prosperous New Year. We’d also like to thank all of our clients for giving us the opportunity to provide legal services during this past year. Our office will be closed from Friday, December 21, 2018 through Thursday, January 3, 2019.

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Matt Presents at Bristol County Assessor Association Annual Meeting

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On Friday, December 7, 2018, Matt presented “It’s a Holiday Grab Bag” to the members of the Bristol County Assessor Association at their Annual Meeting at the Fall River Country Club. During the presentation, Matt reviewed portions of the Commonwealth’s new SMART Program, developments in assessing Class 504 property, collection procedures associated with Clause 41A Real Estate Tax Deferrals, and the recent Massachusetts Appeals Court decision in Rauseo v. Brown, 18-P-288.

Matt would like to thank the members of the Bristol County Assessor Association for their hospitality, and  congratulate the newly elected officers of the Association.

For a copy of the “it’s a Holiday Grab Bag”, please visit the “Resources” section of our website.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2018!

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Our office will be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018 and Friday, November 23, 2018. We’d like to thank all of our clients for giving us the opportunity to provide legal services to them during the past year. We’d also like to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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Veterans Day 2018

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Our Office will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018 in observance of Veterans Day.

As we express our gratitude to our Veterans for their sacrifice and service we would be well served to remember the words of President John F. Kennedy that “we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

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Happy Labor Day!

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We’d like to wish everyone a very happy Labor Day. In observance of Labor Day, our office will be closed until Tuesday, September 4th, 2018.

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Happy 4th of July!

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Our office will be closed in observance of Independence Day.

In a letter to Abigail Adams, written just after the Continental Congress had voted for independence (which it did on July 2nd), John Adams wrote:

“I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

We hope everyone takes a moment to heed John Adams’s advice and celebrate with family and friends.

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Matt Presents at Plymouth County Assessors Association Spring Meeting

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On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Matt presented “Conveyancing, Cannabis & the Sun” to the members of the Plymouth County Assessors Association at Middleborough Town Hall. Also joining the Assessors from various communities in Plymouth County were some of the Assessors from various communities in Bristol County. During the presentation Matt reviewed the basics of real estate conveyancing in Massachusetts and reviewed examples of various types of deeds. After a short break, Matt then provided an update on the status of taxation of Solar Power arrays and Senate Bill 2364, and a update on potential municipal revenues from the medical and recreational uses of marijuana.

Matt would like to thank the Plymouth County Assessors Association for their hospitality. This is the third consecutive year that Matt has been invited to present at the Spring Meeting.

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Happy Holidays!

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We’d like to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday and hope you all have a Healthy & Prosperous New Year. We’d also like to thank all of our clients for giving us the opportunity to provide legal services during this past year. Our office will be closed from Friday, December 22, 2017 through Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

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