Bret J. Francis

Bret J FrancisBret J. Francis is of Counsel to the firm.  Attorney Francis has a diverse land use practice representing a variety of clients from individual homeowners, corporations and developers in areas including zoning law relief, requests for variances and special permits with local zoning boards as well to petitioners seeking special permits with city councils.   Mr. Francis also handles a variety of commercial litigation matters and divorce practice.

Prior to joining Scafidi Juliano, LLP, Mr. Francis was an Associate with Harnish, Jenney, Mitchell & Resh, LLP in Waltham, Massachusetts.  While there, Mr. Francis developed and expanded his land use and commercial litigation practice.

Mr. Francis received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics & Finance from Bentley College.  He received a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School.   Mr. Francis completed his studies at Suffolk University Law School while working full time at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP in Boston.

Mr. Francis is a native of Waltham, Massachusetts where he lives with his fiancé and son.  Mr. Francis is also active in the community currently serving as the Sargent-At-Arms for the Rotary Club of Waltham as well on the board of directors for the LeLand Home a retirement home also located in Waltham.

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

  • Securities – Misrepresentation – Objective reasonableness
    Where a judge ruled in favor of three defendants on a plaintiff investor’s claims of misrepresentation under New York law, the judge committed no clear error in finding that the defendants reasonably believed they had been awarded a $40 million contract from a foreign government. Affirmed. “When a seemingly delicious investment opportunity turned rancid and […]
  • Appeals – Bond – Summary process
    Where plaintiffs filed a petition under G.L.c. 211, §3, following adverse judgments in post-foreclosure summary process actions, a single justice’s decision to deny the petition should be affirmed because the plaintiffs did not demonstrate the absence of an adequate and effective alternative remedy. “The plaintiffs appeal from a judgment of a single justice of this […]

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