Edmund Allcock is a founding member of the Firm and leader of its Litigation Department. Ed is widely regarded as one of the premier condominium and real estate litigators and lawyers in New England having devoted 28 years to that practice.
Ed has the unique distinction of having argued multiple condominium related cases in the Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island Supreme Courts, as well as the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Whether it is construction defect, condominium phasing, statutory interpretation, zoning, adverse possession, insurance, title claims or easements rights, Ed is one of the “go to” condominium and real estate litigators in New England. Ed also provides general advice to condominium boards and developers, including the creation and amendment of condominium documents.
Ed has also been consulted and recognized an expert witness on condominium related matters in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and has served as a mediator and arbitrator. Ed has also testified as an expert witness at a trial.
Ed has been named a Massachusetts and New England Super Lawyer by Boston Magazine for thirteen (13) consecutive years. In 2018 Ed was selected as Massachusetts Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for his decade long advocacy on a critical condominium legal issue resulting in the 2018 Massachusetts Supreme Court Decision Cambridge Point Condominium Trust v. Cambridge Point, LLC, 478 Mass. 697 (2018) where the Court ruled that a developer’s insertion of an anti-litigation provision within condominium by-laws was void for public policy reasons.
Ed’s commitment to condominium and real estate law extends beyond New England into the national arena. In 2011, Ed was inducted into the prestigious national College of Community Association Lawyers (“CCAL”), whose goal is the development and promotion of community association legal education and advocacy globally. In 2017, Ed was elected by his peers to serve on the CCAL Board of Governors. In 2020, Ed served as the President of CCAL. Ed also serves on the CCAL Law Seminar Planning Committee and served as its chair in 2015 and 2016. In 2018 Ed Served as co-chair of the CCAL amicus committee, which in 2018 filed over twenty (20) amicus (Friend of court) briefs in significant condominium and HOA cases across the country. In 2018 and 2019, Ed presented the case law update at the annual CCAL law seminar, during which he touched upon over 200 condominium and HOA related cases that had been decided across the country each year.
In additional to his strong national presence, Ed is an active member of the Community Association Institute’s New England Chapter. Ed Served on the Board of Directors for the New England Chapter from 2015 to 2021 and was its President in 2020. During his Presidency, Ed helped develop virtual education programs and formatting due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ed’s efforts in that regard were recognized when he was named CAI-NE 2020 Volunteer of the Year.
Ed also served as Chair of the CAI-NE Chapter Rhode Island Legislative Action Committee from 2008 to 2018 during which time we was involved in securing passage of priority lien legislation to benefit Rhode Island Condominium Associations. Ed remains an active member of the CAINE RI LAC.
Ed has and continues to lecture and teach both locally and nationally on condominium and real estate related legal issues.
- J.D., cum laude, Suffolk Law School
- B.A., Suffolk University
- College of Community Association Lawyers
- Member Law Seminar Planning Committee, 2012-present
- Board of Governors (elected), 2016-2021
- President of College, 2020
- Chair of Amicus Committee, 2018
- Chair of Law Seminar Planning Committee, 2014, 2015
- Admitted as a Fellow of the College, 2011
- Community Association Institute, New England Chapter
- RI-Legislative Action Committee, 2008-present
- Board of Directors (elected), 2015-2021
- Chair RI Legislative Action Committee, 2008-2018
- Chair Attorneys Committee, 2008
- Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association (REBA)
- Chair Litigation Committee, 2009-2010
- Uniform Condo Law Subcommittee, member
- Rhode Island Bar Association, member
- New Hampshire Bar Association, member
- Accepted Fellow Litigation Counsel of America 2017
- Named a Massachusetts and New England Super Lawyer 2010 through present.
- Named 2018 Massachusetts Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
Some of Ed’s published decisions include:
- D’Allesandro v. Lennar Hingham Holding, LLC, 486 Mass. 150 (2020)[AMICUS]
- Trustees of Cambridge Point Condominium Trust v. Cambridge Point, LLC, 478 Mass. 697 (2018)
- Lilac Lane v. Monument Garden, 170 NH 124 (2017)
- Sisto v. Amercia Condominium, 140 A.3d 124 (RI 2016)
- America Condominium v. Mardo, 140 A.3d 166 (RI 2016)
- Twenty Eleven, LLC v. Botelho, 127 A.3d 897 (RI 2015)[AMICUS]
- Shepherds Hill Homeowners Association v. Shepherds Hill Development Co., LLC, 2015 WL 11071128 (NH 2015)
- IDC Properties, Inc. v. Goat Island South Condominium, 128 A.3d 383 (RI 2015)
- McDermott v. MEEB, 775 F.3d 109 (1st 2014)
- G.M. Custom Homes v. Prosky, 468 Mass. 247 (2014)
- Sisto v. America Condominium, 68 A.3d 603 (RI 2013)
- Doherty v. Admiral’s Flagship Condominium Trust, 80 Mass. App. Ct. 104 (2012)
- Post v. Mchugh, 76 Mass.App.Ct. 200 (2010)
- Elles v. Zoning Bd. Of Appeals of Quincy, 450 Mass. 671 (2008)
- John Marini Management Co. v. Butler, 70 Mass. App. Ct. (2007)
- Miirione v. Jacobs, 446 Mass. 1001 (2006)
- Berish v. Bornstein, 437 Mass. 252 (2002)[AMICUS]