Walters, Shannon, & Jensen

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The law firm of Walters, Shannon, & Jensen

located in the heart of Brookline Village.

Our attorneys serve the Greater Boston community and have a formidable reputation for representing local businesses, families, and individuals in a variety of legal matters.

Real Estate Law

The real estate attorneys at WSJ have served property owners, landlords, condo associations, management companies, builders, developers, buyers, sellers, and lenders involved in residential and commercial real estate transactions in Brookline as well as throughout the Greater Boston region.

Criminal Defense

Our criminal defense attorneys have defended individuals charged with serious crimes such as drunk driving, assault, and theft, to local college and university students charged with reckless conduct, underage drinking, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.


Divorce is never easy but you can count on our divorce lawyers for zealous, responsive and effective representation in difficult divorce and family law cases. We recognize the importance of identifying each client’s needs and priorities. We are dedicated to obtaining effective and just outcomes for them.

Local Municipal Laws

Our attorneys appear before local city and town’s Board of Selectmen on a regular basis to represent clients in all types of municipal legal matters like land use, zoning restrictions, planning, liquor licenses, permits, and to defend against local municipal enforcement actions.

Our law firm plays a vital role in helping individuals, families, entrepreneurs, and small businesses in Brookline and the Greater Boston region become established and grow. We count many of the areas businesses and families as our respected clients. Walters, Shannon, & Jensen focuses primarily in Real Estate law, Criminal Defense, Divorce, and Municipal law.

Providing Personalized Legal Representation, Professional Excellence and Integrity to Brookline and beyond.

Trusted Advice

For more than 30 years, we have counted many of the areas businesses, families, and entrepreneurs as our respected clients.

Top Rated Attorneys

We have the experience, knowledge and resources to provide clients with effective and efficient legal representation.


We believe open and honest communication with our clients lead to a trusting relationship and productive outcomes.

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If you have a legal problem and would like a case evaluation, we invite you to contact us and speak with an attorney.

Our law firm plays a vital role in helping individuals, families, entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Greater Boston, Massachusetts region in legal matters pertaining to criminal defense, divorce, estate planning, real estate, and local municipal laws. We count many of the area’s businesses and families as our respected clients. We take our commitment to the legal profession, to our community, and to our clients seriously.

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    We will always treat you with respect and dignity.​


    We will always zealously represent your best interests.​


    We will always be open, honest, and straightforward.​

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    Legal Articles

    The 1031 Exchange – An Effective Real Estate Investment Resource

    A 1031 exchange is known as a like-kind exchange and can be an effective tool for those who have investment real estate.  When selling investment real estate, most people face a significant tax burden. A like-kind exchange can significantly reduce or even eliminate this burden, by deferring a capital gains tax which might otherwise arise

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    Landlords can be liable if tenant doesn’t pay

    If a tenant hires a contractor to make improvements to a property, but the tenant doesn’t pay the contractor in full, can the contractor sue the landlord for the difference? It sounds unlikely, but it happened in one case recently. Former Boston Celtics player Dana Barros leased a warehouse and hired a contractor to make

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    Always have a property inspected

    A couple who purchased a condo in a building that turned out to be contaminated with toxic chemicals can recover only 65% of their losses, because they could have arranged an environmental inspection of the property before they bought it but didn’t do so, a Court of Appeals recently decided. The couple bought a condo

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    27 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02445

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