Michael Bace

197 Portland St., 5th Floor www.bacelaw.com
Boston, MA 02114, United States

So You Want to Sue...Your Lawyer?

Attorneys owe a duty to their clients- and breaching that duty can have costly consequences for both parties…more
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Pre-trial Probation Explained

How Pre-Trial Probation can work to the benefit of the accused…more
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Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle: Check Your License Expiration!

Since the Massachusetts RMV has stopped issuing license renewal reminders, countless individuals have been left unaware as to the status of their licensure. Without the renewal notice, it is increasingly possible that one is…more
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Dangers of “DIY” Lawyering: United States v. Marks

Dangers of taking on legal tasks without representation by a lawyer…more
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“Texting,” Driving, and the Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle

The repercussions of texting while driving are discussed, as well as what the Commonwealth's plans are for punishing texters on the road…more
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“Texting,” Driving, and the Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle

Texting while driving may be grounds for Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and worse, puts drivers and passengers at risk for injury or death…more
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Serve Guests Alcohol, and Control Their Supply at Your Own Risk: Social Host Liability

Obligations of social hosts in relation to their guests. The realm of “social host liability” is primarily caselaw which attempts to delineate when, and to what extent, homeowners are responsible for the drunken actions of their…more
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Serve Guests Alcohol, and Control Their Supply at Your Own Risk: Social Host Liability

Obligations of social hosts to their guests. The realm of “social host liability” is primarily caselaw which attempts to delineate when, and to what extent, homeowners are responsible for the drunken actions of their guests…more
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Case Review: The Mortgage Crisis and Chapter 93A

Discusses the SJC's recently unprecedented decision concerning the fairness and enforceability of once popular "no money down" subprime mortgages…more
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Premises Liability and Your Summer Swimming Pool

A brief summary of the liability issues and how one can limit exposure to liability pursuant to the use of a swimming pool. Swimming pools are inherently dangerous, and will increase both a homeowner’s or a semi-public pool…more
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Sources of Massachusetts Law: Historical Case Review of the Opinions of the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC)

A look back on historical Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decisions…more
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Is Your “Independent Contractor” Actually An Employee?

"Independent Contractors" are discussed at length, including how to differentiate between an independent contractor and an employee…more
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Home Improvement Contractor Disputes in Massachusetts

This article attempts to summarize and navigate the many facets of the "Home Improvement Contractor Act", which The Commonwealth has enacted. It provides for some strict regulations for contractors and largely favors consumers…more
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Marijuana Possession in Massachusetts: The First Ticket.

Details on what the decriminalization of marijuana means for the residents of Massachusetts…more
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Operating Under the Influence (OUI) in Massachusetts

A basic review of the penalties for OUI, some general defense issues, and an outline of the impact of the recent changes in OUI laws in the Commonwealth…more
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Areas of Practice
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Litigation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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