In REBA’s Member Resource Guide & Forms, you will find information about the benefits, resources and affinity partnership programs that are available to members of the Association.

 

I.       MEMBER BENEFITS

REBA Handbook of Standards & Forms

Join REBA’s Practice Area Sections

Attorney Referral Program

Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program

REBA Rewards Program

Continuing Education Programs & Publications

 

II.     MEMBER RESOURCES

Employment Ads & Résumés Posted on REBA Site

Legislative Support

Ethics Email Hotline

REBA eNews Announcements

Pro Bono Opportunities

Unauthorized Practice of Law Initiatives

 

III.    AFFINITY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS

 

Belmont Savings Bank

Northern Bank & Trust Company

Boston College Club

Paychex

Bradbury Promotional Printers / PROFORMA

People’s United Bank

CATIC

Qualia

Citizens Bank

reQuire / Final Trac

Direct IT/ my eFact

Smokeball

Eastern Bank

Staples Advantage

Easysoft, Inc.

Thank Yous Delivered

E-Closing

Trivium Technology LLC

Express Employment Professionals

UNI COMP, Inc.

Herbert H. Landy Insurance Agency

Wellesley Bank

LEAP

West, Thomson Reuters

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Westcor Land Title Insurance Company

     National Purchasing Partners (NPP)      WFG National Title Insurance Company

 

See below to find out how YOU can get involved in a 150-year tradition of professional and excellence!

 

 

I.       MEMBER BENEFITS

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REBA Handbook of Standards & Forms

The REBA Handbook of Standards & Forms is available to all members at no additional cost. Click on the links below to view/download individual Title, Practice Standards, Ethical Standards and Forms.   

Click here to view/download REBA’s Standards & Forms

Click here for an Index of REBA’s Standards & Forms

Click here for a List of REBA’s Recently Adopted/Amended/Replaced Standards & Forms

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REBA Practice Area Sections

Members of REBA are welcome and encouraged to join up to three of REBA’s Practice Area Sections. Each Section, which is chaired/co-chaired by an expert in the related subject, works to further the practice of real estate law in that particular field. 

Click here for a list and description of REBA’s Practice Area Sections  

Click here to download a form to join REBA’s Practice Area Sections

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Attorney Referral

REBA’s web site, www.reba.net, features a free referral database where potential clients can search for a participating attorney by name, city/town or area of practice.  Take advantage of this free service and promote your practice on the REBA web site!

Click here to download the Attorney Referral Form

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Peer-to-Peer Mentoring

Members are invited to participate as a Mentor or Mentee at no additional cost. Mentors are available to advise and guide new attorneys for a six-month period. 

Click here to download the Mentoring Program Form

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REBA Rewards Program

Any current REBA Member who refers a non-member to join will receive $50 in REBA Rewards, which can be used towards event registration, publication purchases, and more! 

Click here to download the REBA Rewards Program Form

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Continuing Education Programs & Publications

REBA Foundation holds two semi-annual conferences that include up to 10 educational breakout sessions, 50 exhibitors and sponsors, as well as 700 attendees. All members of the Association receive a discount on registration to these events. CLE accreditation for New Hampshire and Rhode Island is also available. Credits are available for professional liability insurance and for continuing legal education in other states, as well.  Publications from past conferences, including conference syllabi and multimedia CD-ROMs with audio from conference breakout sessions, are available for purchase. 

Click here for the Publications Order Form

 

 

II.     MEMBER RESOURCES

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Employment Ads, Résumés & Announcements Posted on REBA Web Site

Members are now invited to post available employment opportunities and their résumés to be viewed by potential employers on the REBA web site!

Click here for more information

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Legislative Support     

REBA has long advocated the passage of legislation at the State House to advance the practice of conveyancing, and real estate law generally.  Successes in recent years have included:

ž title-curative/protective legislation (curing titles impacted by the Ibanez Case; lis pendens reform; conclusive effect of foreclosure affidavit);

ž laws that modernized other statutes (mortgage discharge law, homestead reform, use of informal probate with power of sale);

ž consumer protection measures (required title certifications in mortgage closings, good funds law);

ž laws that facilitated real estate development (mechanics lien reform, authorization for limited liability companies, permit extension laws, expanded Land Court subject matter jurisdiction, expanded right to withdraw land from the Torrens system);

ž laws that heralded registry of deeds improvements (elimination of owners duplicate certificates; uniform practices and procedures at registries; enhanced technology supports); and,

ž REBA has also succeeded in the defeat of many legislative proposals that would have been detrimental to the integrity of real estate titles and the practice of real estate law.

Click here for more information

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Ethics Hotline

REBA’s Ethics Committee offers individual, one-on-one advice to members who encounter conflicts concerns or ethical issues in their day-to-day practice. This program is intended to offer confidential, practical and pragmatic advice to members with immediate, fact-based concerns. For more information, email ethics@reba.net.

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REBA eNews Announcements

This electronic newsletter keeps members up-to-date on breaking legislative news and national affairs relating to the practice of real estate law and other adjacent fields, as well as recent and upcoming REBA events, conferences and committee meetings. For more information, email membership@reba.net.

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Pro Bono Opportunities

Our goal is to provide members with pro bono opportunities that are tailored to their skills, resources and availability, while satisfying the SJC goal that every lawyer provide 25 hours of pro bono public assistance per year. For more information, email admin@reba.net.

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Unauthorized Practice of Law Initiatives

REBA is the only bar association making concerted efforts to end the unauthorized practice of law in Massachusetts. REBA’s UPL Committee meets to discuss and strategize how to end the unauthorized practice of law. REBA is currently involved with the NREIS litigation in an effort to further stem the unauthorized practice of law in Massachusetts. 

Click here to learn more

 

III.    AFFINITY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS

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Belmont Savings Bank

www.belmontsavings.com

This exclusive, full service partnership offers REBA members’ access to a variety of enhanced banking programs and products tailored specifically to their practices.  To learn more, click here.

  •  žFree online banking and a check scanner
  • ž žFree online wire transfer service with email alerts, stop payments
  • ž žComplimentary checks on IOLTA accounts

CONTACT: Edward Skou

Edward.skou@belmontsavings.com

(617) 699-5438

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Boston College Club

www.bostoncollegeclub.com

REBA members are offered a reduction of the normal $800 initiation fee to $100 when they also donate $100 to the REBA Foundation. In the heart of Boston for almost 20 years, the Boston College Club is where Boston’s leaders come to connect, work, host and play. To learn more, click here.

CONTACT: Shannon McQuarry, Membership Director

shannon.mcquarry@clubcorp.com

(617) 951-0978

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Bradbury Promotional Printing / PROFORMA

www.promos4reba.net

Award-winning Brand Promotion!

PROFORMA is the leader in the printing, promotional products with a creative edge to add impact and value to your programs. As your agency without the agency fees, we provide the most innovative and cutting edge product and service solutions, with a full service Graphics team!

Promos4REBA.net gives 5% back to REBA for every order placed online or otherwise.  MEMBERS get FREE LOGO setups, too! We offer hundreds of the same items/brands you're already purchasing, and we'll match your price. Take advantage of discounts on apparel, mailings, packaging, advertising products, events, stationary, postcards, folders, signage, HR and client gifts and more. See our specials announcements accessible though REBA or at the next Conference stop by the booth. Look for UNDER ARMOURÒ specials for your logo on company apparel, too.

CONTACT:  Your REBA MEMBER Client Services Team

Main Office: 888-526-6703    Email: Sales.Bradbury@Proforma.com

Prefer to meet?    Call Chuck, our Sales Manager/Solutions Provider   603-205-4818 (cell)

Need a quote?  Looking for SOMETHING in a hurry?  Call Carey: 603-205-1569  

Please browse the HUGE selection and support REBA!

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CATIC

www.catic.com

CATIC, a premier affinity partner, is committed to supporting REBA with loyal and generous sponsorships of their semi-annual conferences. Through these educational programs and publications, REBA Foundation strives to maintain the highest standards of the profession and continues to improve the practice of law.

CONTACT: Ed Forristall

EdF@catic.com

(781) 237-8770

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Citizens Bank IOLTA Account Program

www.citizensbank.com

REBA Members receive fee-free IOLTA account, along with a bolstered services plan, new cash management options included discounted check scanning hardware, and reduced fees for online transaction and account management services.  To learn more, click here.

CONTACT: Rick Dowd

richard.p.dowd@citizensbank.com

(617) 994-7105

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Citizens Bank Education Refinance Loan®

www.citizensbank.com

If paying back your student loans is a challenge, here’s a smart solution for reducing your debt - the Citizens Bank Education Refinance Loan®. Our loan could help you consolidate one or more private or federal student loans into a single low-interest rate student loan1 along with a $500 reduction to your principal balance at the time of your first payment. That means more money in your pocket to save for a home, a new car, or a trip – and a simpler way to manage your personal finances.  To learn more about this special offer for REBA members, click here.

CONTACT: Michael McFarlane

michael.mcfarlane@citizensbank.com

(781) 471-1424  

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Direct IT, Inc. / my eFact

www.directitcorp.com

Discounts on IT services and products

Direct iT offers REBA members special discounted products and services designed for real estate closing attorneys, including email encryption software, network support programs including helpdesk, backups, and server maintenance, and compliance packages and services for TRID and 201 CMR 17 security compliance.   To learn more, click here.

CONTACT: Matt Wilson

mattw@directitcorp.com

(781) 890-4400

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Eastern Bank

www.easternbank.com

Eastern Bank has the products and services you need. Everything from your personal banking to helping you grow your small business. Eastern Bank is here. To learn more, click here.

CONTACT: Ellen Klapper

e.klapper@easternbank.com

(617) 243-8200

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Easysoft, Inc.

www.easysoft-usa.com

Exclusive 20% off discount for New Sales     *** Use promo code REBA20 ***

Easysoft specializes in helping real estate attorneys and title agents simplify their closings. Our closing software offers revolutionary document automation that streamlines the closing process eliminating risks and repetitive tasks. New and existing REBA members now can take advantage of an exclusive 20% off discount for new sales only. For more information, visit  www.easysoft-usa.com or call 1-800-905-7638.

CONTACT: Ben Vass

info@easysoft-usa.com

(800) 905-7638

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E-Closing

www.E-Closing.com

Discount of $100 on Setup Fee

E-Closing is used by hundreds of law firms across the Commonwealth to manage their Real Estate Law practices and to help comply with State & Federal Regulations to secure confidential consumer data.  As an affinity partner, E-Closing offers REBA members a $100 setup fee discount to new accounts.  To learn more, click here

CONTACT: Marc Hall, VP of Sales & Marketing

Marc.Hall@E-Closing.com

(603) 485-7951 ext. 2

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Express Employment Professionals

www.expresspros.com/cambridgema

To learn more about this program, contact Carolyn Zaleski at carolyn.zaleski@expresspros.como or (617) 945-9751, or visit Express Employment Professionals at www.expresspros.com/cambridgema.

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Herbert H. Landy Insurance Agency Inc.

www.landy.com

Lawyers’ Professional Liability Coverage

This program with Landy Insurance offers exclusive, member-specific, lawyers’ professional liability coverage precisely tailored to the needs of REBA’s members.  For more information or to obtain a quote, please contact John Torvi directly.  To learn more, click here.

CONTACT: John Torvi

johnt@landy.com

(781) 292-5417

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LEAP

www.leap.us

Everything you need to run your solo and small law firm

LEAP is a legal practice and case management system created to enhance profitability, productivity, and efficiency. It allows everyone in a solo and small law firm to work collaboratively using a single integrated system that enables you to do more with the same number of people. To learn more, click www.leap.us.

CONTACT:

info@leap.usa

844-702-LEAP

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Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyREBA News

www.masslawyersweekly.com

Six newspaper issues per year containing articles pertinent to real estate conveyancing, current legislation activities and information on recent and upcoming REBA events. You can find a copy of REBA News as an insert in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the digital edition online.  REBA members will receive an email with a link to the digital copy.  To view the latest REBA News, go to www.masslawyersweekly.com.

CONTACT: Scott Ziegler

scott.ziegler@lawyersweekly.com

(617) 218-8211

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Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Real Estate Client Newsletters

www.masslawyersweekly.com

REBA members will save 20% on Lawyers Weekly’s real estate client newsletters, available as printed newsletters, online newsletters for your website, e-mail newsletters and blog posts.  The newsletters, which are a great way to prompt new business and referrals, will keep you top-of-mind, reinforce your expertise, freshen your website and drive business to your office.  It’s easy!  To learn more, click here.

CONTACT: Tom Harrison

(617) 218-8124

tom.harrison@lawyersweekly.com

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Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Notary Journal

http://books.lawyersweekly.com

REBA's journal, co-published with Lawyers Weekly, is specifically designed just for Massachusetts, and it fully complies with all the unique requirements of the Mass. Executive Order on notarial records. The journals are just $9.95, and for a limited time, as a REBA member, you can get free shipping if you order the journals from Lawyers Weekly's web site.  Click here to order the Notary Journal.

CONTACT:

Customer Service Department

books@lawyersweekly.com

(800) 451-9998

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National Purchasing Partners (NPP)

www.mynpp.com

Membership is Free! Save money with NPP!

NPP is one of the largest group purchasing organizations in the nation. REBA has partnered with NPP to provide members discounts on many products and services. NPP negotiates the rates, and makes them available to REBA members.  To learn more, click here.

Available products & services include: Wireless Service, Office Supplies, Travel, Furniture, Document Solutions, Tech Devices, Wireless Buyback and more!

How to get started: Visit www.mynpp.com. Click “Join Now,” select “Company” and complete the required information. You will receive your username and password via email. Sign in for access to available discounts.

CONTACT: Abby Keys

(800) 810-3909

         Abby.Keys@mynpp.com or customerservice@mynpp.com

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Northern Bank & Trust Company

www.nbtc.com

Membership is Free! Save money with NPP!

Northern Bank offers REBA members exclusive benefits for IOLTA accounts and 1031 Exchange Referrals. Our Specialty Bank Packages for Law Firms offer members the following:

  • IOLTA account with no monthly maintenance charge. No minimum balance requirements and no transaction fees.
  • An operating account with no monthly maintenance fee. No minimum balance requirement and 200 free items ($.30 per item in excess of 200)
  • Business eBanking with no monthly maintenance fee. 
  • Wire transfers. No incoming or outgoing fees.
  • Remote Deposit Capture.1 No monthly maintenance fee
  • No cost scanner provided2
  • Special Rates for Business Line of Credit1

Our Northern 1031 is a full service Qualified Intermediary. We can facilitate like-kind exchanges for real estate, businesses and personal property. Our seasoned staff will guide clients through the complex process of 1031 exchange from the sale of the relinquished property to the purchase of the replacement property.

1Credit approval required

2 Up to $350 value on new scanners only

CONTACT: Michele Fitzpatrick

mfitzpatrick@nbtc.com

781-569-1852

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Paychex

www.paychex.com

This unique partnership, which is exclusively available to REBA members, including:

  • žA 25% discount on payroll processing (available only to new clients)
  • Reduced fees on HR administration and compliance
  • Highly-discounted rates, especially for smaller firms
  • Free consultations with a certified tax expert.

Paychex has been providing the REBA office with exceptional payroll services for nearly a decade.  To learn more about this program, click here.

CONTACT:

(617) 686-8382

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People’s United Bank

www.peoples.com

Offering businesses and professional practices the know-how they deserve through their team of financial services experts

People’s United Bank affords members a variety of enhanced banking benefits and opportunities specifically tailored to support their law practices. Some of these services include, IOLTA’s and Remote Deposit Capture services, which bring the bank to you by making it easy to deposit funds from any remote location, including conveyances outside the Bank’s home territory.  To learn more, click here.

CONTACT: Patricia Quint

Patricia.Quint@peoples.com

(617) 449-0361

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Qualia

qualia.com

Offering members completely free setup and migration

Qualia is intuitive software for title and escrow production, trust accounting, and more.  It is a web-based tool designed to work for your business out-of-the-box.  Our team of security and artificial intelligence experts is working daily to defend your data and to stop fraud.  As an affinity partner Qualia is offering members completely free setup and migration. To learn more, click here, visit qualia.com, or contact sales at sales@qualia.com.

CONTACT:

sales@qualia.com

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reQuire / Final Trac

www.gorequire.com

reQuire performs both Title Clearing and Settlement Discharge Tracking Services to save you money and comply with Lender’s instructions for first lien position. By using reQuire’s discharge tracking services you can help support REBA! For every order placed by a new client from REBA, reQuire will donate $1.00 to REBA to support their efforts and educational programs.  Click here to learn more!

CONTACT: Linda J. H. Aparo

laparo@gorequire.com

(860) 977-6776

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Smokeball

www.Smokeball.com

Offering members a 50% discount on the onboarding fee

Smokeball empowers your small law firm to manage emails and documents easily and create documents faster through clever automation, and gives you a digital filing system in the cloud so your staff can work together from anywhere.  Smokeball is offering a 50% discount on the onboarding fee to all REBA members. Beyond that, we offer a 90-day money back guarantee to all our customers.  To learn more, click here.

CONTACT: Chelsey Lambert

Chelsey.Lambert@Smokeball.com

(312) 667-1768

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Staples Advantage

www.staplesadvantage.com

Discounts on Office Supplies, Furniture, Products, Technology, Copy/Print Services and More!

This partnership will allow members of REBA to purchase their office supplies and other office needs at a discount using staples custom website. Discounts ranging from 15-30%!

CONTACT: Rick Belinski

rick.belinski@staples.com

(774) 369-3445

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THANK YOUS DELIVERED

www.ThankYousDelivered.com

Custom Cards Service for Real Estate Attorneys

Thank Yous Delivered was born out of the need for a totally “done for you” service that helps the extremely busy conveyancing attorney to appreciate the people that send them business. We design and send physical greeting cards to your referral sources for you. All cards are totally unique for each attorney and are designed with the individual conveyancing attorney’s personality in mind. Are you outgoing and fun? We can do that. Are you more reserved? No problem. Thank Yous Delivered can also use these deliveries to get you in to meet new sources of loans as well as help you to build up the other areas of your practice as well! 

To learn how easy it is to start appreciating those great referral sources as well as how to get in to more offices that can send you business, visit www.ThankYousDelivered.com.

CONTACT: Jay & Maggie Wallus

maggie@jaywallus.com

617-285-5366

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Trivium Technology LLC

www.triviumtech.net

Save 40% on Electronic Document Management and 20% on IT Services

REBA members will receive a 40% discount on Trivium Technology’s MaxxDocs Electronic Document Management Software (EDMS), a retail of $9,999.00 and available to all REBA members for the price of $5,999.00. This package includes MaxxDocs Software, Scanner, Scan Station and one day of setup and eight hours of training for your staff as well as four hours of ongoing support for year one at no charge. 

Click here for our general EDMS demo.  REBA members will also receive a 20% discount on any additional IT-related support and services.  A leading supplier of EDMS software and IT support for New England, Trivium Technology seeks to be the one-stop-shop for all the law office needs.  To learn more, visit us at www.Triviumtech.net.

CONTACT: Frank Leonard

fleonard@triviumtech.net

(978) 219-2500, ext. 1001


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UNI COMP, Inc.

www.unicompinc.com

Discounts on HUD & Title Software

UNICOMP offers significant discounts on HUD-1, Title Insurance & Settlement/Closing software and select services ranging from 10 to 60%. REBA members will receive a sizable discount on software licenses for Real°Pac Office – from the HUD-only version to the complete Professional edition.  To learn more, click here.

  • Discounts on HUD-1, Title Insurance & Settlement/Closing software and select services.
  • Discount on software licenses for Real°Pac Office – from HUD-only version to complete Professional edition.

CONTACT: Jan Paul von Wendt

janpaul@unicompinc.com

(781) 449-4700

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Wellesley Bank

www.wellesleybank.com

Law Firm Banking with Wellesley Bank

Wellesley Bank offers a specialized client service and technology package for law firm banking…

  • Free online banking
  • Free remote deposit service (no more trips to the bank)
  • Free check scanner
  • Free online wire transfer service with email alerts on IOLTA
  • Free stop payments on IOLTA
  • Free checks for IOLTA
  • Free business checking account (monthly maintenance fee waived)
  • Lines of credit
  • Clients’ Fund Accounts
  • Term loans and SBLC’s
  • Escrow accounts
  • Free courier service
  • Partner lending programs
  • Inquire about our special account benefits for your employees

In addition: Direct Access to our dedicated and experienced premier bankers who understand the unique deposit and credit needs of law firms.  To learn more, click here.

CONTACT: Andrew Maloney, Senior VP, Commercial Lending

amaloney@wellesleybank.com

(617) 778-5868

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West, Thomson Reuters

www.west.thomson.com

Free Two-Week Trial of Westlaw Form Builder

Westlaw Form Builder offers a convenient, easy-to-use online document assembly tool to help you complete forms faster. With Westlaw Form Builder you receive access to over 235 Massachusetts Real Estate forms from trusted sources including REBA & FNMA. 

Call a West Reference Attorney at 1-800-733-2889 to get your free two-week trial password, and a brief training on Westlaw Form Builder.

CONTACT: General Business Office:  (800) 759-5418 

 Reference: (800) 733-2889

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Westcor Land Title Insurance Company

www.wltic.com

To learn more about the Westcor/ REBA partnership, or to become a Westcor agent, please contact Chris Strynar at cstrynar@wltic.com or Beth Young, New England Underwriting Counsel, at byoung@wltic.com.

CONTACT:

Chris Strynar at cstrynar@wltic.com

Beth Young at byoung@wltic.com

 (774) 430-0530

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WFG National Title Insurance Company

www.national.wfgnationaltitle.com

WFG, a premier affinity partner, is committed to financially support REBA in its efforts to stop the unlawful practice of law in Massachusetts.  WFG will make monthly donations to REBA to help support its efforts to combat UPL.  These donations will increase as WFG grows in Massachusetts.  This partnership will provide WFG and its agents with a strong defender, while supporting the role of lawyers in the closing process.

CONTACT: Tom Bussone

matg2124@maine.rr.com

(978) 338-4001