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Rich Vetstein, Esq., Of Counsel

Richard D. Vetstein, Esq. is a nationally recognized real estate attorney, helping people buy, sell, and finance real estate. Rich is also an experienced real estate and business litigator. Rich’s popular Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog has been selected for the American Bar Association’s Top Legal “Blawg” awards for two consecutive years. Hear what clients have to say about Rich’s work here. Rich was recently selected as the Chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Title & Conveyancing Committee and was also named as one of Inman News’ Most Influential People in Real Estate.


Mr. Vetstein received his law degree with honors from Suffolk University Law School, and graduated in the top 10% of his class. At Suffolk, Mr. Vetstein was selected as a Note Editor on the Law Review. Mr. Vetstein was also the sole student selected for a prestigious judicial internship with Federal District Court Judge William G. Young.

Rich received a B.S. degree from Miami (Ohio) University in Oxford, OH in Mass Communication/Media Management with a minor in Marketing. At Miami University, Rich was an Account Executive in a nationally acclaimed student advertising program for Molson Breweries in Toronto, Canada. At Miami, Rich was a brother of Sigma Alpha Mu. Fraternity.


Rich enjoys being involved in his community, local philanthropies and bar associations. Rich is the past chair and current board member of Combined Jewish Philanthropies’ Young Lawyers Group and a member of CJP’s Young Leadership Division. For eight years, Rich was an associate member of the Sudbury Zoning Board of Appeals and the chair of the Earth Removal Board. Rich was a 2008-09 Leadership Fellowship with theLeadership Metrowest Academy. He is an Advisory Board Member for the Corridor 9 Chamber of Commerce’s HYPE 9 (Helping Young Professionals Engage Corridor 9) Board. Rich is a member of the BNI Metrowest Business Lunch Chapter. Rich sits on the Litigation Committee of the Real Estate Bar Association (REBA), and is a member of the Massachusetts, Metrowest, and American Bar Associations.

A former All-Scholastic and college soccer and volleyball player, Rich now enjoys golf, tennis, mountain biking, softball, and basketball.

Web 2.0 Marketing/Social Media

Mr. Vetstein is a trailblazer for the successful use Web 2.0 technology and social media for his firm’s marketing efforts. He is the creator of the nationally acclaimed Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog – the top ranked legal blog in Massachusetts real estate law. TheABA Journal and Lawyers Weekly USA has featured Mr. Vetstein for his successful use of blogs and social media. Mr. Vetstein is also a contributing blogger on’sReal Estate Now Blog.

Publications/Speaking Engagements

Apocalypse Now? Will The Ibanez Decision Reveal Widespread Irregularities In the Securitized Mortgage Industry?, The Big Picture, Jan. 10. 2011

Court Ruling Could Create Foreclosure Crisis, Metrowest (MA) Daily News, Jan. 8, 2011

US Foreclosure Decision To Reverberate, Financial Times, Jan. 7, 2011

Foreclosures May Be Undone By State Ruling On Mortgage Transfer, Bloomberg News, Jan. 6, 2011

Homestead Act Updated For 2011, Banker & Tradesman, Dec. 27, 2010

Property Owners Advised To Clear Snow After Storm, Metrowest Daily News, Dec.. 28, 2010

Featured Speaker, Social Not Working? Tips for Social Marketing In Real Estate, 200+ Realtors, Newton Marriott, Dec. 7, 2010

Speaker, Technology For The Conveyancing Attorney, Real Estate Bar Conference Annual Meeting, Nov. 8, 2010

How To Navigate The Foreclosure Freeze, Wall St. Journal, Oct. 13, 2010

Borrowers: Beware The Second Credit Report, Wall St. Journal, June 7, 2010

Banker & Tradesman, Local Agents Raise Questions Over New Fannie Rules, June 6, 2010.

Federal Aid & Tax Extension Available For Massachusetts Flood Victims,, April 14, 2010

The HO-6 Condo Insurance Policy: A Lot More Than You Think,, April 7, 2010

Legal Analysis Of Mezuzah Condo Case,, March 31, 2010

Impending SJC Ibanez Title Ruling May Invalidate Thousands Of Foreclosures, Banker & Tradesman, March 29, 2010

How A Salamander Raised A Rights Issue, Boston Globe, March 24, 2009

House Call: To Buy Or Not To Buy, (Wall Street Journal Online) March 22, 2010

Social Media and Blogging For Realtors 101, Realtor Seminar Series

New Rules Help Borrowers At Closing, (Wall Street Journal), Jan. 11, 2010

Facebook: Friend or Client? Lawyers Weekly USA, Dec. 21, 2009

Condo Rules Could Shut Out Buyers, Hit Builders, New York Times, Dec. 8, 2009

Federal Housing Administration’s Condo Financing Rules Already Scuttling Projects, Los Angeles Times/Associated Press, Dec. 7, 2009

Creating A Memorable Blog For Your Law Practice (Webinar), Presenter, Nov. 20, 2009.

FHA Eases Condominium Lending Guidelines,, Nov. 11, 2009

When Are Condo Owners Liable?,, Oct. 28, 2009

The Long and Short Of It: A Short Sale Primer,, Oct. 21, 2009

Ibanez Decision: Round 2,, Oct. 15, 2009

New FHA Condominium Guidelines, A Chill In The Air,, Oct. 13, 2009

Landlord-Tenant Hell: Drinking Guests and Faulty Railings,, Oct. 7, 2009

Offer to Purchase Is A Binding Contract,, Sept. 30, 2009

Thousands of Foreclosures Invalid, Ibanez Decision,, Sept. 2, 2009

Marketing With Social Media, What’s Your Plan? Lawyers Weekly USA, Sept. 5, 2009

How A Solo Gained More Than 600 Facebook Fans, American Bar Association Journal, Sept. 9, 2009

A Legal Refresher Course For Landlords, Real Estate Now, July 29, 2009

An Attorney Thinks About Construction, Real Estate Now, July 23, 2009

New Fannie Mae Condo Regulations Could Stifle Condo Demand, NuWire Investor, July 27, 2009

Holland Land Case Back Before A Judge, Sturbridge Villager, (Jan. 23, 2009).

Twitter, Facebook As Marketing Tools?, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (May 9, 2009)

Banker Gets $1M Verdict For National Origin Bias, Employment Case Nets $600,000 In Punitives, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (June 5, 2006).

SJC Ruling Hurts Affordable Housing Foes, Boston Globe, June 20, 2006.

Trust Wins Battle Over Waterfront, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (April 2, 2001).

Speaker, Legal Professionals Panel, Suffolk Law School.