Practice Overview

With a half century of combined experience, Honig & Barnes, LLP of Haverhill, MA stands ready to provide you with a driven and exceptional level of service, covering many areas of the law.

Family Law

We handle all aspects of family law in MA and NH, realizing that sensitivity and care are important elements when working on such complex matters.

Specifically, Attorney Honig is highly seasoned in the preparation, execution, and handling of matters involving:Honig and Barnes

  • Alimony
  • Child support
  • Custody
  • Divorce
  • Guardianships
  • Legal separations
  • Mediation
  • Modifications
  • Parenting time/Visitation issues
  • Post-divorce issues
  • Prenuptial agreements

Real Estate Law

We have extensive experience representing clients in all types and phases of real estate, zoning, and other transactions.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Advice to condominium and homeowner associations
  • Boundary and easement disputes
  • Condominium ownership, purchase, sale, development, and conversions
  • Residential real estate selling and purchasing

Landlord-Tenant Law

The law firm of Honig & Barnes, LLP represents both landlords and tenants. Many questions arise during a landlord and tenant relationship, and an experienced attorney can explain and help work through such complex issues.

There are many questions that could arise in a landlord-tenant dispute. We can answer many of these questions, including:

1.As a landlord, should I take a security deposit?
2.If I do take a security deposit, what are my responsibilities under the law?
3.Should I have tenants under a lease or tenants at will? What is the difference?

1.As a tenant, what are my rights if the landlord fails to fix defects in my apartment?
2.How much can a landlord require me to pay at the beginning of the tenancy?
3.When can my landlord enter my apartment?
4.How much notice does the landlord have to give me before evicting me?

Elder Law | Estate Planning

At Honig & Barnes, we strive to preserve clients' estates by planning and minimizing income, gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer taxes. We can also review and improve existing estates.

We can help develop comprehensive estate plans that address each client's individual needs including:

  • Health care
  • Life insurance trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Revocable trusts
  • Special needs trusts
  • Wills

Civil Litigation

Both Attorney Honig and Attorney Barnes are skilled attorneys with extensive trial experience in a vast array of civil litigation matters. We fervently advocate for clients' interests in court and are committed to pursuing positive and cost effective results.

We believe in developing a partnership with clients, which includes frequent communication and discussion of budget expectations. Our firm is aggressive in developing client cases in order to operate from a position of strength at trial, or during settlement negotiations.

We are mindful of litigation costs and realize that arbitration and mediation are additional avenues for clients to consider.

Honig & Barnes provide civil trial services to individuals and businesses in the following areas of civil litigation:

  • Appellate litigation
  • Business disputes
  • Civil rights claims
  • Contract claims
  • Creditor rights
  • Employment issues, including wrongful termination and discrimination
  • Insurance coverage
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Personal injury
  • Probate
  • Real estate construction and land use
  • Trade secret and non-competes
  • Unfair competition
  • Wrongful death

We have the ability to handle cases in both MA and NH state courts, as well as the First Circuit Federal Court. Whether representing a plaintiff or defendant, Honig & Barnes aggressively fights for their clients.

Construction Law

Honig and BarnesIf you are building, developing, or managing a construction project, our team of dedicated professionals can handle a wide range of construction law issues, including residential construction. Whether your building issues involve new home construction, design build, remodeling and/or restoration, we ensure you will receive competent and personal representation that meets your specific needs and goals.

Additionally, we handle construction-related claims and litigation involving, but not limited to, building defects, breaches of warranty and violations of the Massachusetts Home Improvement Regulations (M.G.L. c142A).

Our firm also represents individuals and businesses involved in constructing residential homes, drafting and/or reviewing purchase and sale agreements, and builder contracts and warranties.

Business Law

In the past, we have provided corporate advice to companies of all sizes, while helping clients and their businesses throughout their formation and growth. Our mission is to learn and thoroughly understand clients' legal and business objectives in order to help achieve their goals.

Honig & Barnes proudly provide timely and effective legal counsel to each business client, whether it is a small family businesses or a closely-held corporation.

Our experience spans virtually every aspect of corporate law, including:

  • Business formation
  • Business transactions
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Corporations
  • Partnerships