Years of Community and Legal Knowledge

Knowing how a community works is key in both residential and commercial real estate.

The real estate team at Doherty, Dugan, Cannon, Raymond & Weil, P.C. is rich with experience. We can put years of community and legal knowledge to work for you. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a commercial property owner, our know-how can guide you through real estate transactions and help you avoid stress and aggravation.

Knowing how a community works is key in both residential and commercial real estate, and the senior team members have more than 80 years of experience combined.

“We know the people,” says Attorney Michael P. Doherty, a founding partner of our firm. “We know the building commissioner on a first-name basis. We know everybody on the town council. We know the people on the planning board. We know what their tendencies are. It’s going to help clients avoid problems.”

Residential real estate

Buying and selling a home are challenging. Our attorneys are experts in the contracts, titles, and financing that goes into the process, and are well known to the local brokers and mortgage companies throughout the Greater Boston area. They understand your concerns in making such an important decision.

“I’ve been at it 25 years and Attorney Melissa S. Treneer has been at it for over 15 years, so we have a fair amount of experience,” says Attorney Edward V. Cannon Jr. “Buying and selling a home is a fairly stressful undertaking, so I think we bring a certain level of empathy. We work well with their agents. We’re taking the time to answer their questions and make sure they understand what’s happening.”

“We really do provide outstanding service to our clients,” says Mr. Doherty. “We take calls. We return calls. We don’t ignore people. We care about our clients. We give them what they deserve.”

Commercial real estate

Our team represents not only small business owners and their real-estate needs, but also regional and national institutions that require help in land use, zoning, permitting and leasing. It’s a process that takes time, patience and an understanding of each communities’ way of doing business.

“Experience comes in handy, knowing the players in the particular towns that you’re working in,” says Mr. Cannon. “The boards in the various towns where we work know us. It’s very important gaining the town’s trust. You may not always get what you’re asking for, but in the long run if they feel like they can trust what you’re saying, they can evaluate it dispassionately. At least you feel like you get a fair shake.”

That expertise and the ability to guide an unwieldy project through to the end sets the firm apart.

“There’s a certain pride in being part of a team on the commercial real estate side that takes an underutilized piece of real estate and helps guide it through for 24 to 36 months,” says Mr. Weil. “And at the end of the day, you see something positive develop on that site, whether it’s an office building or retail complex or subdivision.”

A large number of commercial real estate clients work with the firm from one project to the next, and are also corporate business clients. With 14 attorneys and a large support staff, the firm is able to act as their in-house general counsel, something most suburban firms can’t offer.

Meet the Team

Edward V. Cannon

Edward V. Cannon

Partner / Attorney

Steven D. Weil

Steven D. Weil

Partner / Attorney

Michael P. Doherty

Michael P. Doherty

Partner / Attorney

Melissa S. Treneer

Melissa S. Treneer

Attorney

Our Clients' Thoughts

“I have worked with various attorneys at Doherty, Dugan, Cannon, Raymond & Weil, P.C. over the past seven years on many cases. They are always extremely organized and quick to respond. The attorneys are very knowledgeable and are able to offer advice and guidance on all of the cases that we have handled together. They really do go above and beyond to ensure that they are giving the very best legal service to me and my company as clients.”
Landlord/Tenant Client

“Attorney Andrew Kepple has been helping me with legal matters for many years now. Andrew has provided top shelf service and advice whenever I need it. He is very thorough and extremely responsive, there is absolutely no down time waiting on a response. When scheduling conflicts arise I was represented by Attorney Steve Weil and received the same service. I am extremely grateful to have these guys behind me while navigating through legal cases, I highly recommend using Doherty, Dugan, Cannon, Raymond & Weil, P.C.”
Landlord/Tenant Client

Our Clients' Thoughts

“I have worked with various attorneys at Doherty, Dugan, Cannon, Raymond & Weil, P.C. over the past seven years on many cases. They are always extremely organized and quick to respond. The attorneys are very knowledgeable and are able to offer advice and guidance on all of the cases that we have handled together. They really do go above and beyond to ensure that they are giving the very best legal service to me and my company as clients.”
Landlord/Tenant Client

“Attorney Andrew Kepple has been helping me with legal matters for many years now. Andrew has provided top shelf service and advice whenever I need it. He is very thorough and extremely responsive, there is absolutely no down time waiting on a response. When scheduling conflicts arise I was represented by Attorney Steve Weil and received the same service. I am extremely grateful to have these guys behind me while navigating through legal cases, I highly recommend using Doherty, Dugan, Cannon, Raymond & Weil, P.C.”
Landlord/Tenant Client

Our Legal Team

Dedicated professionals working together to guide you through all your legal options.

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Doherty, Dugan, Cannon, Raymond & Weil, P.C.
Massachusetts Attorneys at Law
124 Grove Street Suite #220
Franklin, MA 02038

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