Who Are We?
Topkins & Bevans is a mid-size Massachusetts law firm with offices in Boston, Waltham, and Braintree. We were organized in 1995 as a successor to the Law Offices of Elliott S. Topkins. The firm’s principal area of concentration is real estate. We handle residential conveyancing, commercial representation and default work for a variety of lenders and mortgage servicers. Since its inception, the firm has been involved in more than 10,000 real estate related transactions.
What is Our Mission Statement?
Topkins & Bevans delivers quality service. Our goal is to make all participants in the real estate transaction – the borrower, the lender, the realtor and the investor – feel that they have been treated courteously and promptly. In the residential conveyancing context, this means constant and accurate communication and a commitment to getting the loan closed, and the completed package delivered, ON TIME. In our other areas of practice, this means a constant assault on new approaches to the delivery of essential legal services with, again, a commitment to personalized and dynamic service.
How Can We “Over-Deliver” For You?
The delivery of services beyond the client’s expectation is a constant challenge. In the residential setting, this entails completing the execution of purchase and sale agreements within 48 hours of delivery of the offer – NO EXCUSES. It means early morning or evening closings at the client’s convenience. It means releasing settlement proceeds at closing so we can avoid the inefficiencies of registry closings. In commercial transactions, it includes taking charge of the transaction so all parties are apprised of time and material commitments and can adhere to a realistic closing schedule.
In the default area, we strictly adhere to to FNMA & FHLMC guidelines. Our default team provides fast electronic responses to our clients’ requests for invoices and status updates.
What Sets Us Apart From The Crowd?
Topkins & Bevans is never “satisfied” with our performance – we are always trying to exceed the expectations of our clients. With over thirty years of legal experience, Elliott Topkins, the founding partner is old enough to have seen almost every situation imaginable yet young enough to approach problem solution with energy. With a demonstrated ability to understand and implement computer science, Robert Bevans, another partner in the firm, has developed, and continues to develop, processes and procedures which have enabled the firm to take advantage of recent technological advances. John F. White, recently admitted to the firm, brings a wealth of litigation experience to a proven real estate expertise. We have two full-time associates, Timothy Russell and Sarah E. Dulong, who practice in our Waltham, Massachusetts office. All of our offices are electronically connected with e-mail capability. Our commitment is to stay on the cutting edge of future technological advances, as well.
What Is Our Pricing Structure?
Our fees are in line with industry practice, but we can be flexible in our pricing as we are interested in establishing a long term relationship with our clients.
What Some Of Our Clients Are Saying About Us…
“I have been using Topkins & Bevans for real estate closings since 1992. They consistently deliver a high level of service to my clients, many of whom request the firm for repeat transactions.”
“Topkins & Bevans has demonstrated a commitment to customer service unmatched by others. I can recall one specific transaction where they saved a deal of mine working well beyond normal business hours to pull all parties together on the night before my borrower’s rate expired.”
“Topkins & Bevans goes out of its way to make my customers feel important and special. The firm seems to have a knack for making people feel comfortable in stressful situations.”
“No matter how difficult a title issue we’re dealing with, Topkins & Bevans has the expertise and ability to resolve the issue and to resolve it quickly. They consistently go the extra mile for us.”
Firm Headquarters: 255 Bear Hill Road, Waltham MA 02451
Phone: 781-890-6230 Fax: 781-466-6982