Biography

Jeffrey B. Loeb, a Managing Director and member/shareholder in the firm and the co-chair of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group, focuses on real estate and business litigation. He also heads the Firm's Real Estate and Title Litigation practice group. Mr. Loeb received his B.A. from Yale University in 1982 and his J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School in 1985. He is admitted in the courts of Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Tax Court. He has been admitted pro hac vice in the United States District Court for the Districts of New Jersey and New Hampshire, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Districts of Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire, Ohio and Rhode Island, and state courts in New Jersey and Florida. He has tried cases in all levels of the state courts and in the United States District Court and the Bankruptcy Court. He has argued appeals in both state and federal courts.

Mr. Loeb has over 20 years of experience as a mediator.

Mr. Loeb lives in Ipswich with his wife.

Representative Matters

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company v. Fitchburg Capital, LLC, 471 Mass. 248 (2015) (Successfully argued that the retro-active application of the obsolete mortgage discharge statute was constitutional resulting in client's mortgage becoming the priority lien on the property)

Bevilacqua v. Rodriguez, 460 Mass 762 (2011) (represented post defective foreclosure purchaser of property; successfully reaffirmed rule that a defective foreclosure deed operates as an assignment of the mortgage)

Solans v. McMenimen, 80 Mass.App.Ct. 178 (2011) (represented a lender in a dispute over the priority of liens in a case where the Court found that a real estate attachment was broad enough to reach an unrecorded interest in property)

Cummings Properties, LLC v. Kathleen Dwyer, Chapter 7 Trustee of Admetric Biochem, 284 BR 1 (2002) (successfully represented the Chapter 7 Trustee in a dispute with the debtor’s former landlord in a dispute over the enforceability of a liquidated damages clause which the Court found to be unenforceable)

Perez v. First Option Mortgage Corp., MA Bankruptcy 08-40693-JBR, Adv Proc. No. 08-4081, 2008 WL 4164372 (successfully represented lender in obtaining dismissal of adversary proceeding on the grounds that the Court lacked subject matter jurisdiction)

Albion v. YMCA Camp Letts, 171 F.3d 1 (1999) (obtained dismissal of admiralty claim on the grounds of lack of personal jurisdiction over the Defendant)

Daka, Inc. v. Service America Corp., 201 F.3d 426 (1998) (prevailed on summary judgment in a breach of contract action which finding was affirmed on appeal)

Marsman v.Nasca, 30 Mass.App.Ct. 789 (1991) (successfully represented family member against a claim that a fiduciary relationship existed creating a constructive trust)

Cassell v. Mueller, 1992 Mass.App.Div. 178 (successfully represented employer in a claim brought by former employee for unpaid commissions)

Honors

Named a “New England Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine 2005, 2006 and 2008-2017.

Named a 2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Business, Commercial, Real Estate Law and Insurance Law by Martindale-Hubbell.

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Co-author of the chapter on appeals from the District Court in MCLE’s publication on appellate practice and procedure.

Lectured on Chapter 93A (the Massachusetts consumer protection act) at MCLE’s annual Practical Skills Seminar.

Frequent lecturer and contributor for continuing legal education programs run by the Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (“MCLE”), and the Real Estate Bar Association.

Community Involvement

Coach (1993-2008) of Ipswich Youth Soccer

Member of the Board of Directors of the North Shore YMCA; President of the Ipswich YMCA (2013 - Present)

Member of the Ipswich School Committee from 1995 to 2013; served as Chair from 1999-2001, 2006 to 2007, 2009 to 2010, and 2011 to 2012; member of the Building Committee that oversaw the construction of Ipswich’s High School/Middle School

Professional Affiliations

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Massachusetts Association of Trial Attorneys

Essex County Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1994—2003)

Salem Bar Association

American Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association (Secretary 2003-2004; Treasurer 2004-2005), MBA House of Delegates, 1993-1994, 1995-1997, 2002-2004, 2005-2009; Budget & Finance Committee 1994-2005, 2006-2011; Executive Management Board 2002-2005, 2006-2007; Policy and Governance Committee 2002-2004; Chair, Young Lawyers Division 1993-1994)