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

  • Coercion not required for extortion scheme
    The town of Lee’s former chief of police, who took $4,000 from a duo accused of running a house of ill repute, could be convicted of extortion even though he did not coerce the payers to participate, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. Tom Fusco and Tara Viola owned and operated an inn. Viola […]
  • Commercial – Note – Limitations – Partial payment
    Where a complaint to collect on a promissory note was dismissed under the six-year statute of limitations (G.L.c. 106, §3-118), the dismissal order should be reversed given the applicability of the common-law partial payment rule. “… On March 24, 2005, [defendant] VideogeniX’s predecessor signed a note for $30,000 in favor of [plaintiff] Zelby’s predecessor. The note […]

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