John D. Lanoue

John D. Lanoue

Of Counsel
Location:
North Adams, Massachusetts
Phone:
413-346-5305
802-681-4687
800-365-9913
Fax:
413-663-7970
Email:

My hero as a kid was a lawyer - a long-time friend of our family and a great guy. I wasn't sure what attorneys did, but I figured that whatever he was doing was definitely worthwhile. Later I realized that it's about helping people.

I served in the Army as a lawyer - general practice at Fort Devens, criminal law in Vietnam, the Court of Military Review in Virginia and the Court of Military Appeals in Washington D.C.- and gained wide experience. I grew up in North Adams and after the Army, I wanted to return to this area. Having great respect for Norman O'Connor, I looked forward to joining the firm. Eventually my interests focused on real estate law, which is now my main area of practice, as well as banking, probate, wills, contracts and a general office practice.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Law, including Title Insurance
  • Banking, including Mortgages & Foreclosures

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1968
  • Rhode Island, 1968
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1973
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1985

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. cum laude - 1968
    • Honors: The Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: Villanova Law Review, 1966 - 1968
  • Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island
    • A.B. magna cum laude - 1965
    • Honors: Dean's List (Four years)
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • The "Truth-In-Negotiating Clause" of P.L. 87-653, 13 Villanova Law Review 604, 1968

Representative Clients

  • Adams Community Bank
  • Landmark Credit Union

Honors and Awards

  • Massachusetts Bar Association Community Service Award, 1992
  • Fellow, Massachusetts Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, 1973 - Present
  • Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts, 1974 - Present
  • Berkshire Bar Association, Member, 1973 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Army, Captain, 1965 - 1973

Pro Bono Activities

  • Past President and Past Campaign Chairman, Northern Berkshire United Way, 1973 - 1989
  • Past Chairman, St. Patrick's Church Finance Commission, 1984 - 2001
  • Richard A. Ruther post 152 Williamstown American Legion