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Massachusetts court enjoins company from preparing and selling deeds because it constitutes the unauthorized practice of law

July 7th, 2013 by Joseph William Singer

The superior court in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts granted a preliminary injunction against a company called ANADeeds, Inc. to stop it from preparing and selling deeds and other legal instruments for the conveyance of property in Massachusetts. Real Estate Bar Ass’n v. ANAdeeds, 2012 Mass. Super. LEXIS 380 (Mass. Super. Ct. 2012). Judge Lauriat explained that “[i]n Massachusetts, drafting a deed constitutes the practice of law,” citing Real Estate Bar Ass’n of Massachusetts (REBA) v. Nat’l Real Estate Info. Servs., 946 N.E.2d 665 (Mass. 2011).

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