Attorney Kevin DeMello Offers Expertise in Personal Injury, Real Estate, and Business Law

portraitAfter announcing the launch of my new law firm, KPDM Law, LLC, I have received a great outpouring of support from clients, friends, and family. I thank you all for your support. I have been asked frequently why my firm specializes in the areas of personal injury, real estate, and business law. The answer is that these are all areas that I have developed expertise in my ten-plus years of practice.

In the personal injury area, I have represented hundreds of people who were injured as a result of another’s negligence. These cases include car and truck accidents, slip and fall, construction site and industrial accidents. I have represented clients at the highest levels, including before the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Superior Courts, and appeals courts. Please click on the representative cases link on my web site for examples, but I have achieved results for my clients that include six and seven figure settlements and awards.

For the past two years, I have represented banks and fortune 500 companies in real estate litigation and transactions involving residential mortgages, purchases, and sales. I have expertise in foreclosure defense, mortgage law, title issues, and all manner of residential and commercial real estate disputes. I represent both people and businesses in real estate matters ranging from closings to leasing, title problems, and property disputes.

Given my experience representing people and businesses in complex civil litigation, I have a unique perspective that I can draw on to advise small and medium-sized businesses in issues such as leases, contracts, corporate, and employment issues. I have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in Massachusetts and Rhode Island consumer protection violations, employment matters, and contract disputes. I bring this expertise to my business clients to help them navigate the complex waters of the business legal landscape.

Again, thanks for your support, and I look forward to helping you if you ever have need of my services.

Grand Opening of KPDM Law LLC, a Personal Injury, Real Estate, and Business Law Firm

kpdm law blue bgKPDM Law, LLC is a law firm founded on the concept that the client’s interest, not billable hours or settlement numbers, comes first. What matters to you, matters to us. While our firm believes that putting our client’s interests first is the best way for us to grow as a firm, we also believe that it is the right thing to do. 

My name is Kevin DeMello, and I founded KPDM Law, LLC. I am an attorney with over a decade of experience in the practice of law in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. I have led litigation teams in high-stakes litigation in matters involving personal injury, real estate, and business litigation. Take a look at these representative cases for some examples of the results I have obtained for my clients.

I became an attorney because I wanted to help people. For that reason, integrity is the foundation of my practice. When I take on a case, my commitment is to do everything in my power to advance your cause. If you have been injured in an accident, have a real estate issue, or just need legal advice, please call me. I would love to help.

Appeals Court Victory in Quiet Title Action

I am pleased to announce that my client obtained a victory in Appeals Court this week. In Golrick vs. U.S. Bank, National Association, the Massachusetts Appeals Court upheld a trial court decision appeals-courtroom-019-463x347on a quiet title action filed by the former owner of the property, Jeanne Golrick. Golrick claimed that there were issues with the foreclosure performed by my client, U.S. Bank, and  that vested title with her. My firm successfully defended this quiet title claim at trial, and Golrick appealed.

I drafted the appeal brief, and the Court agreed with my client that Golrick’s claims lacked merit and that title should be vested with U.S. Bank. The text of the opinion can be found here: Golrick v. United States Bank Nat’l Ass’n, 2016 Mass. App. Unpub. LEXIS 441 (Mass. App. Ct. Apr. 22, 2016).

Do I Need an Attorney When I Sell My House?

When you sell your home, you are probably selling your biggest financial asset. It is important breach_contractto not only understand the process, but to understand the legal ramifications of your actions. Advice from a good attorney can help you avoid expensive mistakes.

In Massachusetts, buyers will deliver written offers to purchase to the seller. Once the seller accepts a written offer, usually by signing the offer, the offer to purchase itself becomes a binding contract. In Tobin v. McCarthy, the Massachusetts Appeals Court held that a seller was obligated to sell his home to the buyer even though the parties never signed a purchase and sale agreement. The Court held that the written offer itself was sufficient to bind the parties. See Tobin v. McCarthy, 44 Mass. App. Ct. 274 (1997).

Sellers often find themselves considering and accepting offers, and thereby binding themselves to contracts, before they ever consult an attorney or start working on the purchase and sale agreement. Often times buyers will put conditions and other language in the offers to purchase that could have consequences for the entire transaction. Consulting an attorney early in the process can help facilitate a more smooth transaction, avoid potential problems, and ultimately save the seller money.

Another benefit of involving a good attorney early in the process is avoiding or minimizing the chance of litigation later. No one wants to contemplate getting sued, but it can happen if the sale of your house goes wrong. A good attorney will add language to written offers to purchase and purchase and sales agreements that will protect a seller in the event that a buyer defaults, makes unreasonable demands during the negotiation process, or in case something goes wrong. For all these reasons, it makes a lot of sense to spend a little money now to avoid big potential problems later.