William J. Maffucci

Mr. Maffucci is a real-estate attorney who handles transactional matters, real-estate litigation, bankruptcy proceedings involving real estate, zoning and land use, and creditors’ rights. His subspecialties include buyer-seller disputes, landlord-tenant proceedings, tangled-title claims, partition actions, boundary disputes, and other disputes between adjoining landowners.

Mr. Maffucci received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the State University of New York. He received his B.A. in 1980 with high honors from the State University College at Oneonta. He received his J.D. in 1985 from Buffalo Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Buffalo Law Review. Prior to joining the firm in February 2009, Mr. Maffucci was a partner in the real-estate practice group of a large Philadelphia law firm. He has written and spoken frequently about real-estate matters. Since 1989 Mr. Maffucci has organized an annual golf tournament that has raised $250,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  He is a popular speaker at professional seminars, and he is a crusader in the cause of “Plain Language for Lawyers.”  He speaks and writes Italian fluently.

Recent Articles and White Papers

Litigating Fraud Claims Between Buyers and Sellers of Real Estate
December 16, 2016

Resolving Common Boundary Disputes:  Where is the Line Really Drawn?
November 28, 2016

Blue-Chip Boilerplate for Real-Estate Documents
November 28, 2016

Neighbor Versus Neighbor:  Avoiding or Resolving Disputes Regarding the Use or Ownership of Properties in Proximity
November 28, 2016

Partition Actions: Everything You Never Realized You Ought to Know About Them
December 12, 2016

Mechanics Liens in Pennsylvania A Primer for Contractors, Subcontractors, and Sub-Subcontractors
December 22, 2016

Plain Language for Real-Estate Lawyers: Simple Principles to Achieve Clarity and Please Clients
December 2015

In the Wake of the Whitewood and Windsor: What Real-Estate Lawyers Should Know (or Anticipate) Regarding Same-Sex Marriage in Pennsylvania
January, 2015

Keep it simple – sometimes: How to determine whether a legal document should be
written in plain language

Smart Business Magazine, June 2012

Lawyers, golf pros and statisticians
The Philadelphia Lawyer, Fall 2014