James Sears

James Sears

James M. Sears, Attorney-at-Law
  • Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Elder Law ...
  • Massachusetts
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John Espinosa
John Espinosa February 25, 2018
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Attorney Sears encouraged me to go to law school when I was his paralegal, and continues to be my mentor.
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When you are in need of legal services, there’s nothing more important than having a knowledgeable attorney you can count on. Attorney James M. Sears has been practicing law, serving the North Shore and Metropolitan Boston Areas since 1989. He is experienced and well-versed in the laws of the Commonwealth and its municipalities and dedicated to the needs of his clients.

As a tax attorney, James M. Sears brings his knowledge and skills to all areas of his practice. Attorney Sears ensures all of his clients are informed and receive thorough expert legal services, which is why Attorney James M. Sears is someone you can count on.

James M. Sears is a graduate of St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers, Massachusetts and received a B.S. Degree in Business Finance, Cum Laude, from Providence College in 1985. He received his law degree from Western New England College School of Law in 1988 and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Boston University School of Law, Graduate Tax program in 1990. James has taught Probate Law, Business Law and Civil Trial and Appellate Practice at Merrimack College. He presently serves on the Danvers Planning Board, is a Danvers Town Meeting Member and is active in various civic and educational organizations.

Practice Areas
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Elder Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
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Professional Experience
James M. Sears, Attorney-at-Law
- Current
General Practice concentrating in Income and Estate Tax Planning and Tax Return Preparation, Administration of Estates, Medicaid Planning, Real Estate Conveyancing and Development, Business Planning and Formation of Business Entities, Contracts, Civil and Criminal Litigation, Landlord/Tenant, Property Management.
Boston University School of Law
LL.M. (1990) | Taxation
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Western New England University School of Law
J.D. (1988) | Law
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Providence College
B.S. (1985) | Business Finance
Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
Massachusetts State Bar
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7 Federal St
Danvers, MA 01923
Telephone: (978) 777-2104
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