Mark M. Thayer Esq.

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Partner
Location:
Newport, Rhode Island
Phone:
401-324-9915
800-803-7699
Fax:
401-849-4330
Email:

As the Real Estate Department chair, I have been representing buyers and sellers of real estate for over 29 years.  My practice is focused on residential and commercial real estate and representing condominium associations and landlord/tenant law.  I have given numerous lectures on real estate, condominium, timeshare and landlord/tenant law.  I regularly advise clients on the complex issues involved in buying, selling, leasing and financing real estate.  I particularly enjoy working with first time home buyers.  I begin with a review the purchase and sales agreement and explain in great detail their rights and obligations.  I guide them through the home inspection and any associated repairs issues.  At the closing I review through the closing and loan documents.  We pride ourselves in that our clients’ transactions are handled quickly, efficiently and with no surprises.

Areas of Practice

  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate
  • 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges
  • Condominium
  • Timeshare and Homeowner Associations

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island

Education

  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont
    • J.D. - 1984
  • University of Rhode Island
    • B.A. - 1980

Published Works

  • Understanding Real Estate Forms, Newport County Board of Realtors
  • Commercial Evictions in Rhode Island, National Business Institute
  • Rhode Island Landlord Tenant Law, Rhode Island Bar Association
  • "Should Time Be of the Essence In Your Real Estate Contract", Newport Daily News
  • "Inspect Before Your Inspections", Newport Daily News
  • "Radon Testing", Newport Daily News
  • "Minimizing Your Risk When Purchasing at a Foreclosure Sale", Newport Daily News
  • "Protect Your Equity by Declaring a Homestead on Your Residence", Newport Daily News
  • "Getting to Closing", Mandatory Continuing Legal Education

Classes/Seminars

  • Understanding Real Estate Forms, Newport County Board of Realtors
  • Short Sales and Foreclosures, Newport County Board of Realtors
  • The Law of Condominium Conversions, Newport County Board of Realtors
  • The Law of Commercial Evictions in Rhode Island, National Business Institute
  • The Rhode Island Landlord Tenant Act, Rhode Island Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Newport County Board of Realtors, Legal Counsel
  • Portsmouth Redevelopment Agency, Member
  • Rhode Island Association of Realtors, Affiliate Member
  • Newport County Board of Realtors, Affiliate Member
  • Women Council of Realtors, Newport/Kent Washington Chapter, Affiliate Member
  • Newport County Board of Realtors Affiliates Committee, Member
  • Portsmouth Recreation Review Committee, Past Member
  • Portsmouth Open Space Committee, Past Chairman
  • Portsmouth Action for Youth Board of Directors, Past Chairman
  • Portsmouth School Committee, Past Member
  • Portsmouth Pirates Soccer Club, Past President and Coach
  • Portsmouth Youth Soccer Association, Past Coach
  • Newport County Rebuilding Together Board of Directors, Past Member