LMN      Lugten | Morin | Nielson LLP


About Lugten Morin & Nielson LLP

Lugten Morin & Nielson LLP was formed in September 2005 as Lugten & Morin, LLP in Norwood, Massachusetts, by Paul J. Lugten, Esq. and John A. Morin, Esq. Having both been employed with a large real estate law firm in Boston, attorneys Lugten and Morin set out to develop a law firm providing their clients more personal attention than large law firms provide. Later, in order to provide additional legal services to their clients and to obtain two office - one in Norwood and the second in Quincy, the Firm added David D Nielson, Esq. as a partner in the Quincy Office.

With Offices in both Norwood and Quincy Massachusetts, LMN offers a full spectrum of legal services for real estate transactions, bankruptcy counseling and representation, estate planning, litigation and appeals.

LMN provides “Large Firm Experience, with Small Firm Service and Attention”. We take pride in the fact that your file is always handled by an attorney and you will always speak with an attorney whenever you contact our office. Due to the fact that we operate all of our services “in house,” we are able to provide our clients with faster and more accurate services than larger firms. Our office represents clients in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Florida and New Hampshire.

Our Attorneys

PAUL J. LUGTEN is a partner in the Norwood, MA office. He concentrates on residential real estate, including buyer and seller representation, lender and closing representation, and estate planning. Prior to establishing the firm in 2005, Paul headed up the real estate departments of two Boston law firms. Paul was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar and the New York Bar and received his education at the University of Lancaster, England (B.A. and M.B.A) and Suffolk University School of Law (J.D.). Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Paul grew up and was educated in England. He is married with three children and is an avid soccer player. He is a heart attack survivor and has been a guest speaker for the American Heart Foundation on several occasions. Paul recently finished his 5th Pan Mass Challenge 2 day bike ride to raise money for the Jimmy Fund. Paul is a heart attack survivor, has been a guest speaker for the American Heart Foundation on several occasions and was featured on Chronicle.

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JOHN A. MORIN is a partner in the Norwood, MA office. He is admitted in Massachusetts, the United States Federal District Court, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, and the District of Columbia. He received his B.A. Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern Maine and a J.D. from the Franklin Pierce Law Center. He is currently a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Real Estate Bar Association. Mr. Morin is also a Commissioner of Deeds in the State of New Hampshire, and is currently serving as a Grand Justice for Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity. His practice is concentrated in residential real estate, including buyer and seller representation, and title examination and review. He also provides Estate Planning services and represents clients in Civil Litigation matters.

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DAVID D. NIELSON is a partner in the Quincy office of Lugten, Morin & Nielson, LLP.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah (Computer Science) and his legal education from Northeastern University School of Law where he was a cooperative student for Judge Bruce Selya, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He was an associate at Nutter McClennen in Boston prior to forming the Nielson Law Office, and is now  Partner at Lugten Morin. He is admitted to the Massachusetts and Florida Bars, and is a registered patent attorney of the US Patent and Trademark Office.  He has a certificate in business administration and management from Harvard Extension School.

Mr. Nielson has lectured at Brown University’s Venture Business Form and at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Boston Bar Association, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.  He is a frequent presenter at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s pro se clinics assisting non-represented debtor in the fundamentals of Bankruptcy matters. He was a contibuting author for Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Stratages, and sole author of Obtaining A Discharge In A Bankruptcy Case: What You Need to Know, both published by Aspatore Press (West Thomson).

Mr. Nielson provides real estate services to buyers, sellers and lenders. The Firm represents over twenty-five lenders and four title insurance companies.  Services include title issues, land court representation, and petitions to partition. Mr. Nielson drafts and negotiates offers, purchase and sales agreements, and conducts closings for lenders.  He represents both borrowers and lenders in matters of collections and foreclosures.

He also represents consumer and lenders in various bankruptcy matters related to Chapter 7, 13 and 11 cases.  He lectured on complex chapter 13 cases at the American Bankruptcy Institute, and teaches the fundamentals of bankruptcy at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Pro Se clinics on a frequent basis. He has instructed attorneys and paralegals through MCLE, the Boston Bar and Quincy College. He has successfully represented high-income high-assets debtors, special needs beneficiaries, and has negotiated mortgage foreclosures/foreclosure preventions, including motions for value assessments. He also represents low-income debtors through both Chapter 7 and 13’s, protecting their assets and income.

In appellate matters (post-conviction and post-judgment), Mr. Nielson represents clients in both criminal and civil appeals and other post-conviction actions.  He has successfully argued criminal cases achieving new trials, dismissal of charges or reduction in sentences against wrongly convicted clients. He is certified by CPCS to handle Superior Court appeals, and was an intern for Judge Bruce Selya on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He also drafts and argues motions for new trials based on constitutional errors, judicial and prosecution errors at trials, or new evidence at both the district and superior court levels.

Mr. Nielson represents business interests in formation, termination, and general advice, and advises on everyday issues that arise in employment, collections, and financial planning.  He has a certificate in business administration and management from Harvard Extension school, and was formerly the general manager of a 30 engineer high-tech consulting division responsible for profit/loss, hiring, and technical evaluations.

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  • Provides complete real estate services for Buyer, Sellers and Lenders
  • Provides Bankruptcy pre-planning, representation and litigation for consumers and lenders
  • Estate planning including Wills, Trusts, Durable Power of Attorneys
  • Litigation services including Appellate representation