Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA
Juris Doctor - Class of 1978

Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
B.S. Biology - Class of 1969

William Penn Charter School for Boys, Philadelphia, PA
High School Diploma - Class of 1965


Massachusetts Bar
Federal Bar, First Circuit
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Notary Public

TITLES AND JOB DESCRIPTIONS 1986 - Present Ward & Associates, - President and Owner of Firm Real estate concentration, representing lenders, buyers, sellers, REO departments, a state agency, real estate management companies, brokers, landlords and tenants, both residential and commercial, on issues before the district courts, superior courts, and Housing Courts across Massachusetts. The practice areas have included foreclosures, real estate-related bankruptcies, evictions, loan work-outs, deeds in lieu, short sales, and mortgagee in possession matters. We have represented plaintiffs and defendants in various civil litigation matters, such as disability insurance, personal injury, legal malpractice, partitions of real property, dissolution of partnerships, closely held corporate litigation, housing discrimination, specific performance claims, contract claims and Consumer Protection claims.

1982 - 1986
Practiced in two partnerships which concentrated in civil litigation and real estate.

1979 - 1982 G. Emil Ward, Esquire - Sole Practitioner Civil litigation, and real estate concentration. BOOKS Author, Massachusetts Landlord-Tenant Practice: Law and Forms previously published by Lexis Law Publishing. PUBLICATIONS Author, landlords' rights and responsibilities pamphlet describing landlords' rights; Editor of existing pamphlet describing tenants' rights and responsibilities, edited and rewritten for The Massachusetts Association of Realtors and the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs, September 1999 Author, Lawyers Weekly Editorials


Member of the Board of Editors, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 1998 - present.

Gubernatorial Appointment to Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, Single Family Advisory Committee. Elected Vice Chairman, May 1997. Elected Chairman, December 1998 - 2002. Advising Agency on bonding issues, loan originations, agency restructuring, and many aspects of affordable housing production.

Member of the Board of Directors of the Small Property Owners Association (SPOA), 2008 to present.
TEACHING & LECTURING Guest Lecturer to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors' Annual Convention, Landlord-Tenant Seminar, 1999, 2000, 2001.
Guest Lecturer to the Somerville Rental Housing Association, Legal Forum, November 2000
Guest Lecturer to the Boston Rental Housing Association, Legal Forum, September 2000
Guest Lecturer to the Boston Bar Association "Brown Bag" Seminar, Landlord-Tenant Seminar, March 2000
Adjunct Professor, Suffolk University Law School, Landlord-Tenant Course, 1999
Adjunct Professor, Contracts Law and Real Estate Law Boston University Paralegal Program, 1998-1999
Guest Lecturer to the Volunteer Lawyers' Project: Eviction Defense Training Seminar, 1999
Guest Lecturer to the Judicial Institute's Housing Court Judicial Conference, 1999
Guest Lecturer to the Volunteer Lawyers' Project: Eviction Defense Training Seminar; Middlesex Bar Association, 1998
Guest Lecturer to Lorman Education Services: Landlord and Tenant Law Seminar,
Spring 2007
Guest Lecturer to William Raveis Real Estate Company, Lexington Center
Fall 2009 - Security Deposits

Guest on Media One's Andover Law School Program: "You Be The Judge" regarding landlord-tenant law, 1998
Interviewed by FOX TV, New York, regarding eventual effect of loss of rent control in New York, 1998


Testified before the Massachusetts House Joint Committee on Housing & Urban Development for mandatory rent escrowing, April 1999, 2003, 2009


Consultant to Massachusetts Association of Realtors and to the Small Property Owners' Association analyzing, critiquing and re-drafting mandatory rent escrow bills.

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