Analysis Of The Sale Tolman's Case

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COMPLAINT Frank W.Tolman, Sr., submitted a complaint on October 25, 2014, regarding Alan L. Grenier, Esq. Tolman Sr. alleges that Grenier did not properly handle the sale of his property, 175 Central Street, Georgetown, MA. During the sale Tolman alleges that Grenier was deceitful, unethical, and fraudulent. Additionally, he asserts that he did not receive his entire case file, including properly executed paperwork required for taxes, and that Grenier “continued to run up legal bills and stalled me with no action.” Grenier has allegedly violated Mass.R.Prof.C. 1.1, 1.2, 1.4(a)&(b), 1.16(d), and 8.4(c). FACTS In 2003, Tolman Sr. retained Grenier to assist in the sale of his property located at 175 Central Street, Georgetown, MA. Tolman Sr. purchased the land in 1960, and in 1996 he granted an easement on the property to a neighbor in order to “use, maintain, and repair an existing” septic leaching field on his property. The property has many issues as a result of this septic system and its lack of inspection of, as well as its proximity to conservation and wetlands. It appears that Tolman Sr. had been trying to sell this piece of land since at least 2003, and even received an offer of $215,800 from one prospective buyer in 2006; however that sale fell through when Tolman Sr. could not agree on the terms of repayment with the buyer. Despite the issues with the land, on October 31, 2011 Brian Farmer, who is a certified sanitarian, and familiar with these types of

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