Across the Nation: Lawyers’ role in closings affirmed

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court released a ruling yesterday that requires real estate lawyers to play a key role in residential home closings — a long-awaited decision that could mean stronger legal oversight for home buyers and more business for local lawyers.

The ruling by the state’s top court addresses a legal dispute in what has become a high-stakes turf battle between local real estate lawyers and a Pittsburgh company that provides services to mortgage lenders nationwide, including examining titles, disbursing settlement funds, and arranging for local lawyers to attend closings on the lenders’ behalf. At issue is what constitutes the practice of law in residential home closings.

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