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Experienced & Proven

Downey Law Group means successful closings

Welcome to Downey Law Group, we are real estate closing experts,  based in Topsfield, Massachusetts.


About Us

We are a strong, customer focused law firm with heavy emphasis on both residential and commercial real estate closings, title work, and representing both buyers and sellers. The firm handles both purchase/sale and refinance transactions for both residential and commercial properties. The firm operates throughout the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine and provides full title company and closing services to banks and mortgage companies. In an effort to provide the highest level of customer service, closings are performed where they make the most sense and provide the highest level of service to the lender and borrower. The closings may be done in our office, at the Registry of Deeds, at the broker's office, or at the borrower’s home, as requested by lender. Proven experience in short sale negotiations, loan modifications, 1031 exchange transactions and lender foreclosure representation.  

Experienced and Proven

Over the last 13 years we have established a superior reputation with buyers, sellers, builders, real estate agents, mortage brokers and bankers.  As a result we are recommended by the best.

Individual Attention

We work one-on-one to insure each client has personal attention throughout each closing.Our attorneys and staff are accountable and are proud to offer a superior experience thano a “production-line” closing office


No matter what your role, we make it simple and easy

Downey Law Group serves

We conduct closings for various types of clients including homebuyers purchasing property with traditional lending, borrowers refinancing their property, investors that purchase property with short term lending or cash,  for sale by owner closings, and many more. Our firm has extensive experience with every type of real estate transaction and provide a disciplined and personalized approach to each transaction.


Downey Law Group serves

Generally in a real estate closing, the closing attorney represents the buyers and not the sellers. Sellers will need assistance with the preparation of required documents for the closing, such as the deed, an owner’s affidavit, and various tax forms. Downey Law Group can also work independently for a seller.

Downey Law Group serves

We work with builders of single-family homes, residential subdivisions, townhouses, planned communities, mixed-use developments and affordable housing projects on all aspects of taking projects from conception to completion.  The legal needs of builders are extensive and we provide extensive expertise at every stage.

Downey Law Group serves
Real Estate Agents

Downey Law Group has become the preferred closing law firm of many real estate agents who know that the closing is really the final part of the sale.  We are proven, professional, efficient and accurate.  Our customer-focused and well-organized process is adaptable to the client's needs.  We know that real estate transactions can be a fluid process and we insure they stay on track no matter what the challenges may be.

Downey Law Group serves
Mortgage Brokers & Bankers

Our primary function is to take care of all arrangements necessary to close the lender's mortgage transaction. Downey Law Group coordinates all of the paperwork that insures the closing will take place. If an issue rises regarding the title, our firm works to resolve it.  The lender can be assured that the needs of the borrower will be met throughout the transaction and open communication will occur .  A smooth closing is guaranteed.


What People Say

I give my highest recommendation to Attorney Brian Downey and the staff at The Downey Law Group.  The Downey Law Group are knowledgeable, conscientious, and professional.  The staff works very hard to deliver the highest level of service to their clients."

Joyce Sullivan
Joyce Sullivan CBR, SFR, CDPE Keller Williams

As a REALTOR® on the north shore, Brian Downey and staff have serviced the majority of my clients, near and far.

From a normal buy/sell real estate purchase, short sale and trusts, his staff is very pleasant and accommodating.  Brian's experience and knowledge has always proven to bring everyone across the finish line no matter how tough the transaction becomes. I have complete confidence in his office and process, that I am able to concentrate on other aspects of my business.


Downey- Terri Shepherd
Terri Sheppard Realtor Laer Realty Partners - Danvers

I have had the good fortune of working as a REALTOR  with The Downey Law Group over my career.  They have represented my Buyer and Seller clients and I have also utilized their services for my friends and family. The staff's attention to detail throughout the process is essential to me and Brian's ability to negotiate on behalf of his clients and neutralize what could otherwise become a contentious situation is paramount in real estate transactions.  I have yet to have a client report anything other than 100% satisfaction with their representation.  I highly recommend their office with special emphasis and appreciation to Janet and Jeanette for keeping the machine well oiled.

Deborah McManus-ExP
Deborah McManus Realtor Keller Williams-Newburyport

You won't find a more personable, diligent real estate attorney anywhere! As Realtors, our reputations count on our referrals and Brian and his team have always taken the utmost care of all of my referrals and work tirelessly to protect their clients. He's been our go-to attorney for many years now, and will be for many years to come!

Cheryl Anastas
Cheryl Anastas Realtor RE/MAX Village Properties

I use Brian Downey's office as often as I can for real estate closings and for myself personally.  They are knowledgeable, personable, know real estate backwards and forwards and they make sure that the transactions are smooth and stay on schedule.  They are one of a few law firms that actually read all of the documents, look out for my clients interests and communicate well with the clients.  If you want a stress free purchase or sale for you real estate call Brian Downey.

Betsy Lopez
Betsy Lopez Real Estate Broker RE/MAX Village Properties

The Downey Law Group is an exceptional team of knowledgeable real estate professionals.  The lead attorney, Brian Downey, is a meticulous transactional attorney who devotes the same careful attention to each closing.  Brian oversees the team, and knows that each member of his team has the experience and desire to make sure each step of the real estate transaction goes smoothly.  I have worked with Brian for many years, and have a great deal of respect for him and his great closing team. I highly recommend the Downey Law Group for all of the your real estate closings!

Elizabeth J Young
Elizabeth J Young Vice President and Senior Underwriting Counsel Westcor Land Title Insurance Company

Contact Us


462 Boston St, 
Topsfield, Massachusetts 01983-1200


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