Charles F. Houghton, Esq.
Charles is a lifelong resident of Stoneham. He has more than 45 years of experience as an attorney. Charles concentrates on real estate issues, including conveyancing, and he specializes in zoning and land use matters. Charles works with numerous developers and businesses, primarily located in Stoneham and the surrounding communities.

He also has extensive experience in matters regarding wills, trusts, estate planning and the probate of estates. Throughout his many years of practice, he has substantial experience in corporate and business law.

He is a graduate of Northeastern University and Northeastern University School of Law and is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Supreme Court of the United States of America and the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States Court for the District of Massachusetts. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Real Estate Bar Association.

Christopher J. Gordon, Esq.
Chris has been in practice for over 35 years and has specialized his practice in representing Buyers and Sellers of residential and commercial real estate, as well as representing Banks, Mortgage Companies and other Lenders in performing real estate closings and recordings. His background also includes reviewing real estate title ownership histories, completing title searches, and providing real estate professionals with opinions as to title problems and remedies. He is a graduate of Merrimack College and Suffolk University Law School and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association. Chris lives in Wakefield, Massachusetts with his wife and three daughters. 

Mark E. Mulligan, Esq.
Mark has been a practicing attorney for approximately 24 years. His specific areas of practice are Real Estate, Estate Planning and Criminal Defense. In the area of Real Estate, he represents Buyers Sellers and Lenders in all stages of settlement transaction, from Purchase and Sale Agreement through closing. He is an active affiliate member of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors and the Women’s Council of Realtors. He handles all aspects of Estate Planning and Estate Administration. He is also a member of the Middlesex Defense Attorneys and represents both indigent and private clients in all criminal defense related matters. He is currently a member of the American Bar Association and a board member of the Middlesex Bar Association.

Janet L. Elwell, Esq.
Janet has been a practicing attorney for 20 years. Her areas of practice include civil litigation, probate law, title and land use issues, condominium law, landlord/tenant law, real estate law, trustee process and zoning matters. She graduated from the University of Maine at Orono and New England School of Law. She has previously worked in the public sector in Boston at the Office of the Attorney General for 14 years, under the direction of Attorneys General Scott Harshbarger and Thomas Reilly, and subsequently at the Massachusetts Highway Department. Janet currently resides in Wakefield with her two sons.

Patrick F. Houghton, Esq.
Patrick has been working in the legal field since 2010. He has worked with many real estate attorneys, both as a legal assistant and as an attorney. He has also worked as a judicial assistant for several associate justices.

Patrick’s primary focus is on real estate matters. If you are buying or selling your home or business, he handles all conveyancing work associated with the transaction; and he can help you draw up an offer if and when you are ready. Patrick also handles civil litigation cases, such as contractual or property disputes. As an accompaniment to Charles's experiences, Patrick has attained substantial knowledge in zoning and land use matters and has become well-equipped in resolving these issues. Patrick establishes corporations and/or LLC’s for clients, which can be done for a flat fee. He prepares wills and trusts, which can also be done for a flat fee.

Patrick has specialized experience in dealing with juvenile law matters that involve children requiring assistance and care and protection – abuse and neglect – matters. Please note, these are not considered family law matters, i.e. divorce cases.
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