Robert J. Moriarty, Jr.
18 Tremont Street - Suite 900
Information:Robert J. Moriarty, Jr. received his undergraduate degree from Boston College in 1972 and his law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1975. He is a founding partner of Marsh, Moriarty, Ontell & Golder, P.C. in Boston. He has personally examined titles in various county Registries of Deeds and prepared title abstracts and title reports. He presently concentrates on commercial and large residential title matters including review of title abstracts prepared by an in-house staff of title examiners; preparation of title reports, title insurance commitments, title insurance preliminary binders, title certifications, and title policies and the resolution of title issues on behalf of title companies, law firm clients, developer clients and institutional Lenders. Mr. Moriarty has served as an expert witness in matters before the Massachusetts Land Court, Superior Court and US Bankruptcy Court for Massachusetts. In addition to his concentration in title matters, Mr. Moriarty has represented lenders and developers in complex real estate projects involving acquisition, financing and permitting throughout the Commonwealth. He has been a member of Real Estate Bar for Massachusetts Title Standards Committee since 1984 and served for several years as the Chairperson of that Committee; He has been the principal draftsperson of several standards while on the Committee. Mr. Moriarty served as President of the Real Estate Bar Association in 2006 and is presently a member of the Executive Board of REBA as well as co-chair of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and a member of several other committees. He is a frequent lecturer for both REBA and MCLE on complex title matters. Mr. Moriarty served on the Land Court Guidelines Committee, a bench-bar committee formed by the Land court to update its practices and procedures for recording and filing of documents with the Registry Districts. He is AV peer rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been selected a “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics Magazine, a peer rating system in which less than 5% of all lawyers are selected, in the area of real estate in each of the years in which such designations have been made. From 1984 to 1993 he was a member Town of Topsfield Planning Board and served as its Chairperson from 1988 to 1993. He presently serves as Chairperson of The Town of Topsfield Zoning Board of Appeals.
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