Don Pinto Authors Article in Boston Bar Journal: Land Court Jurisdiction over Cases Affecting Title to Registered Land: How Exclusive is Exclusive?

Since its creation in 1898, the Massachusetts Land Court’s jurisdiction has expanded to encompass an extraordinarily wide range of real estate and land use disputes. The only other state with a Land Court is Hawaii, and that court’s jurisdiction remains limited to land registration matters. The Massachusetts Land Court stands alone as the nation’s only all-purpose real estate specialty court.

In this article published in the Boston Bar Journal, Pierce Atwood real estate, land use, and litigation partner Donald R. Pinto, Jr. discusses the court’s evolution and the cases critical to its expanded jurisdiction.