Schofield Donnelly

Schofield Donnelly

20 Years and Counting…and Growing!

20 Years!   When Tim Schofield started his legal career at Goulston & Storrs, the firm was celebrating its 100th Anniversary.  When he moved to Sally & Fitch (now Fitch Law Partners), the firm was celebrating its 20th Anniversary.  Both milestones seemed impossibly distant when Tim launched Schofield & Associates in 2004.  And yet, here we are 20 years later celebrating what has […]

What’s In a Name?

What’s in a Name? When your business is built on trust, your name is everything. Over the last 19 years, Tim Schofield has built a law firm with a reputation for providing candid counsel and sensible and sophisticated solutions. Since 2014, Chris Donnelly has helped define our firm through his intelligence, hard work, and commitment to our clients. His knowledge, experience, and […]

Remote Condo Meetings During COVID and Beyond

During the pandemic, we have received numerous inquiries from condominium associations and property managers as to whether it is proper or permissible for meetings to be held remotely.  The short answer is probably not.  Most condominium documents require that trustee and owner meetings be held in-person and that owners vote in person or by proxy […]

HUD Guidance on Assistance Animals

We frequently receive inquiries from condominium associations and landlords regarding the rights of unit owners or tenants to have service or assistance animals when the condominium documents or the lease specifically prohibit pets or certain types of pets.  The question is and remains very fact-specific and every situation is different so you should definitely consult […]

The Importance of Record Keeping

Condo associations and property managers are faced with the challenge of maintaining accurate and detailed records of fees and assessments due from unit owners.  Regular maintenance of records may seem like an obvious task, but when it comes to obtaining delinquent common expenses, keeping the books straight is more than just good business practice, it […]

Tim Schofield Quoted In Mass Lawyers Weekly

Tim Schofield provided some insight in this Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article concerning an interesting new zoning case. Rooster Ban Challenged in Essex Superior CourtBy: Pat Murphy January 13, 2022 “…Boston litigator Timothy N. Schofield says municipal regulation of agribusiness has become a “hot topic” for the real estate bar, coinciding with rising consumer demand for […]

Tim Schofield Elected Co-Chair of REBA Condominium Section

SLG is proud to announce that Tim Schofield has been elected Co-Chair of the Condominium Law and Practice Section of REBA, the Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts.  REBA advances the practice of real estate law by creating and sponsoring professional standards, advocating in the legislative process, mentoring new members of our profession, and creating […]

Judge Rules No Rent Due During Mandatory Shutdown

Superior Court Judge Kenneth Salinger ruled that a Caffe Nero shop on Newbury Street did not have to pay back rent for the nearly three months last spring when indoor dining was halted under state orders to combat the spread of COVID-19.  The Newbury Street location closed in October — business was flagging even after […]

Tim Schofield Top 100 Super Lawyer

Schofield Law Group is proud to announce that Tim Schofield has been named as a Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyer for 2017.  Tim is an experienced litigator who represents individuals and businesses in all types of disputes including breaches of contract, real estate litigation, zoning appeals, partnership disputes, condominium matters, banking litigation, and probate proceedings.  Tim was […]

Case Dismissed

SLG Wins Special Motion to Dismiss and Recovers FeesIn a case concerning the purchase and development of real estate, Schofield Law Group successfully obtained dismissal of all claims asserted against our client and dissolution of a lis pendens recorded against the property. Based on the arguments asserted by SLG, the Middlesex Superior Court ruled that the […]