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Mark J. Gladstone, P.C.
275 Turnpike Street
Suite 300
Canton, MA 02021

Tel: 781-828-0777
Fax: 781-828-7935


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Areas of Practice

Family Law / Domestic Relations
Personal Injury
Landlord Tenant Law
Civil Litigation
Criminal Law
Estate Planning
Elder Law
Business Law & Administration
Real Estate

Family Law / Domestic Relations
The personal matters involved in family law require a relationship with an attorney that is built on trust, confidence and respect. At Mark J. Gladstone, PC you will establish a working relationship with your attorney, and you can expect that person to be accessible, sensitive, respectful of your needs, and committed to providing exceptional legal services. When possible, we will work with our clients to limit the negative emotional and financial impact that divorce can have on a family.

Our Family Law practitioners are also highly experienced litigators fully prepared to diligently represent you and protect your interests in any forum in any of the following matters:

  • Divorce
  • Modification of prior Custody/Support orders
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorship
  • Child custody matters
  • Separate Support
  • Paternity matters
  • Name change


Personal Injury
"Personal injury" is the general title given to civil wrongs (torts) that cause bodily injury or harm. A tort assigns responsibility to an individual, group or corporation (defendant) for causing injury to another person (plaintiff). The primary goals of personal injury law are to provide relief (damages) to the plaintiff and to deter the defendant from inflicting further harm to others. At Mark J. Gladstone, PC, our personal injury attorneys have successfully handled a wide variety of claims including:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle / Pedestrian Accidents
  • Dog / Animal Bites
  • Premises liability
  • Mishandling of human remains
  • Slip and fall


Landlord Tenant Law
Whether you are a commercial or residential tenant or whether you own residential or commercial property, one unit or multiple units, Mark J. Gladstone, PC can help in all areas of Landlord Tenant Law. We handle all types of cases concerning the landlord-tenant relationship in both the residential and commercial setting, including:

  • Lease Drafting and Review
  • Breach of Contract claims
  • Constructive eviction cases
  • Security deposit disputes
  • Summary process evictions

Mark J. Gladstone, PC  is credited with one of Lawyers’ Weekly Top Ten Defense wins of 2005.


Civil Litigation
Mark J. Gladstone, P.C. litigation attorneys have a wide range of experience in all areas of civil litigation. Our attorneys provide comprehensive advice to all of our clients realizing that each has different needs. We have represented individuals and businesses as both plaintiffs and defendants. We work with our clients to provide a solution best suited for their situations. Our attorneys recognize the potential costs of litigation and pride themselves on providing excellent services at affordable prices and achieving cost-effective results in the following areas:

  • Contract disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Consumer protection
  • Lemon law
  • Warrantee disputes
  • Unfair and deceptive business practices (M.G.L. 93A)


Criminal Law
Being charged with a crime is a serious matter. Criminal consequences include jail or imprisonment, mandatory treatment, fines, and/or probation. It may also mean the loss of your freedom, important rights and privileges. Consult with a criminal defense attorney at Mark J. Gladstone, PC. if you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a criminal offense from simple motor vehicle charge to more serious felonies such as:

  • Murder
  • Assault
  • Family violence
  • Drug possession
  • Drug dealing
  • Driving under the influence
  • Robbery
  • Breaking and entering

Often, the biggest difficulty in understanding the judicial process is understanding all of the legal jargon associated at court appearances. Your lawyer can assist you with deciphering this jargon into lay terms.

If you've been accused or arrested, you cannot afford second-best representation. Choose from the criminal defense attorneys at Mark J. Gladstone, PC for the best possible aggressive and highly-creative defense strategies to protect your rights.


Estate Planning
No matter how big or small your estate may be, estate planning is essential. It is vital that you express your wishes for the distribution of your estate. We offer a wide range of estate planning services in the following areas:

  • Wills
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Health care proxies
  • Living wills
  • Homesteads
  • Testamentary trusts
  • Revocable living trusts
  • Pour-over trusts
  • Family trusts
  • Irrevocable life insurance trusts

We also handle all probate matters, including the following:

  • Submitting wills to probate
  • Probate administration without a will
  • License to sell real estate from an estate
  • Releasing estate tax liens
  • Voluntary administration and executor proceedings

An important challenge in estate planning is tax management. We can evaluate estate plans to maximize tax saving techniques, including the following:

  • The use of the unlimited marital deduction
  • The unified credit
  • Proper lifetime gifting, taking full advantage of annual gifting exclusions, to accomplish the goal of minimizing estate taxes.


Elder Law
We can help our senior clients to protect their assets from the cost of nursing home expenses while preserving those assets for their spouse and children, and provide our clients with up-to-date legal assistance with the complex and ever-changing areas of Elder Law, including the following:

  • Preparation of advanced directives for health care (health care proxy)
  • Preparation of financial decisions (durable power of attorney)
  • Asset protection planning
  • Assistance with guardianship proceedings
  • Evaluation of long term care insurance options
  • The use of annuities
  • Crisis management and planning


Business Law & Administration
Our office can provide a full range of business law applications, including the following areas in business law:

  • Formations of all corporations, including business corporations, professional corporations and non-profit corporations
  • Limited liability companies (LLC’S)
  • Limited liability partnerships (LLP’S)
  • The preparation of annual reports
  • The obtaining of federal tax identification numbers
  • The drafting of buy-sell agreements
  • The drafting of sexual harassment policies for businesses
  • All other aspects of business law


Real Estate

When making the most important purchase of your life, you need an attorney that concentrates in real estate to represent and protect your intertests. Whether you are buying commercial property or residential property, the attorneys at Mark J. Gladstone, PC will make sure that during each step of the process, from the offer to purchase to the signing of the loan documents, you are protected. The practice of Real Estate involves a continuous, interconnected series of activities in order to convey and deal with property. Our firm also represents numerous lenders when acting as the closing attorney. Our Conveyancing attorneys are greatly experienced in all aspects of real estate including:

  • Substantive knowledge of Massachusetts real estate law
  • Title review and title issues
  • Offer to Purchase and Purchase and Sale review
  • Seller and buyer representation
  • Lender representation
  • Review and generation of legal documents
  • Real estate litigation
  • Zoning law


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