Thomas J. Santolucito

Thomas J. Santolucito

Attorney Manager
Location:
Newton, Massachusetts
Phone:
617-558-0500
Fax:
617-244-7304
Email:

Thomas J. Santolucito is the Attorney Manager of Harmon's Housing, Title and Condominium (HTC) Litigation Department.  Tom has managed the firm's landlord-tenant and housing litigation practice since 2004. In 2014, Tom also assumed the management of the firm's title and condominium litigation practice.  Tom joined the firm in 1999 and worked previously as an associate attorney in a busy real estate transactional practice. Tom also managed the firm's Conveyancing Department from 2004 to 2007 and prior to that, served as an Attorney Team Leader in the firm's Foreclosure Department. Tom has served the firm as a manager, litigator, compliance attorney and transactional attorney and brings over 15 years' experience in several areas of real estate law. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island and in the U.S. District Courts serving each of these states. Tom has represented lending institutions in numerous summary process and related cases, mediations and real estate transactions. He has also represented individual purchasers and sellers in real estate transactions and individual landlords in summary process cases. Tom has briefed and argued cases before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Appellate Division of the Massachusetts District Court. He has served on the firm's fair debt and performance evaluation committees. Tom has also served as a panelist and guest speaker at client and industry events focusing on housing law.

Tom is responsible for overseeing a large group of attorneys and support staff; assisting attorneys with case strategy and legal writing; managing litigation; scheduling coverage for hearings in trial courts across three states each week; monitoring legislation, decisional law and trends affecting the practice area and providing legal advice to the firm and its clients regarding compliance with state, federal and municipal laws affecting the rights and liabilities of mortgage lenders and servicers following foreclosure.

Areas of Practice

  • 45% Real Estate Title Litigation
  • 40% Landlord-Tenant/Housing Litigation
  • 5% Other Real Estate Matters
  • 10% Condominium Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1998
  • New Hampshire, 2002
  • Rhode Island, 2010
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2009
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 2009
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 2011

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. cum laude - 1998
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.A. cum laude - 1995
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • NH Bar Association, Member, 2002 - Present
  • RI Bar Association, Member, 2010 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Topkins & Bevans, Associate Attorney, 1998 - 1999
  • Topkins & Bevans, Law Clerk, 1996 - 1998