Phone:

401-849-3040
866-378-5836

Email:

mthayer@srt-law.com

Bar Admissions:

Mark M. Thayer Esq.

Partner

 

SR&T founding partner, Mark M. Thayer, Esq. has represented residential and commercial real estate buyers and sellers for nearly 40 years. A graduate of Vermont Law School, RI Bar Member since 1985 and legal counsel to the Newport County Board of Realtors, Mark also shares his expertise through lectures for industry professionals.

As the Real Estate Department chair, I have been representing buyers and sellers of real estate for over 35 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 of 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

Professional Membership & Associations
  • Corporator for BankNewport
  • Newport County Board of Realtors, Legal Counsel
  • Rhode Island Association of Realtors, Risk Management Committee, Past Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Title Standards & Practices Committee, Member
  • Portsmouth Westside Development Advisory Committee, Member
  • Portsmouth Town Charter Review Committee, Member
  • Rhode Island Association of Realtors, Affiliate Member
  • Newport County Board of Realtors, Affiliate Member
  • Newport County Board of Realtors Affiliates Committee, Past 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
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
Honors & Awards
  • 2024 RI Monthly Excellence in Law Award
Education

Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont

    • J.D. – 1984

University of Rhode Island

    • B.A. – 1980
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