Francis J. Nolan
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  • Attorney Director

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Francis Nolan has been an attorney director at Harmon Law Offices, PC, in Newton since 2007.  Before becoming an attorney director, Fran was Harmon's Foreclosure Department attorney manager for eight years.

Fran's present practice focuses on residential foreclosures in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. He regularly advises clients with respect to legislative and regulatory developments and compliance with state foreclosure laws. Fran served as the President of the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts in 2017.
 
Fran also has significant experience representing creditors in residential real estate conveyances, bankruptcy and eviction matters, and litigation issues arising from real estate transactions. Fran is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals (First Circuit).

In addition, Fran is an active member of the Title Standards Committee of the Rhode Island Bar Association, and has served on the Joint Foreclosure Task Force for the Massachusetts Bar Association. Fran is a graduate of the University of Rochester and the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. 

Fraternities and Sororities:

  • Chi Phi Fraternity

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Real Estate 100%

LITIGATION PERCENTAGE 

5% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Massachusetts, 1993
  • Rhode Island, 1995
  • New Hampshire, 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1995

EDUCATION

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D.
  • University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Major: English and Political Science

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • Crocker's Notes on Common Forms, Ch. 10, MCLE, 10th Edition (2d Supp.), 2018
  • Massachusetts Mortgages, Foreclosures & Workouts, MCLE, 6th Edition (2nd Supp.), 2019
  • Real Estate Title Practice in Massachusetts, Ch. 17, MCLE, 3d Edition (1st Supp.), 2017
  • Nat'l Mtg. Servicer's Resource Directory, "Massachusetts", USFN, 34th Edition, 2018

CLASSES/SEMINARS

  • Mortgages, Foreclosures and Workouts, MCLE, 2001 to 2010
  • Issues in Loss Mitigation and REO Sales, Worcester City Bar Association, 2008 to 2008
  • Foreclosures, Nuts and Bolts, REBA, 2005 to 2005
  • Representing Borrowers in a Workout or Foreclosure, Mass. Bar Association, 2006 to 2006
  • Understanding Lien Priorities, MCLE, 2009 to Present
  • Training on the New Foreclosure Law, Mass. Bar Association, 2010 to 2010
  • Implementing the State's New Foreclosure Law, Mass. Bankers Association, 2012 to 2012
  • Current Legislative Topics, REBA, 2012 to 2017
  • Notary Nightmares, REBA, 05/02/2016

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member, 1995 to Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Member, 2004 to Present
  • Mass. Bar Association Joint Foreclosure Task Force, Member, 2010 to 2012
  • Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts, Member, 2006 to Present
  • Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts, Co-Chair, Legislation Committee, 2012 to 2016
  • Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts, President, 2017 to 2017

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • Topkins & Bevans, Associate, 1994 to 1997

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

  • Secretary, Cub Scout Pack 635, Melrose, MA, 2009 to 2014
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Chi Phi Educational Trust, Suwanee, GA, 2014 to Present

FRATERNITIES/SORORITIES 

  • Chi Phi