Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP Attorney Appointed to Serve as Member of the Real Estate Committee of the Diocese of Fall River
On December 10, 2018, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, who was appointed Bishop by Pope Francis in 2014, sent out a letter of invitation to his parishioners of the Diocese of Fall River. The letter detailed the five new Diocesan planning commissions that would launch in February 2019: the Catholic Social Services Commission, Youth and Young Adult Commission, Diocesan/Chancery Governance Commission (with two subcommittees, Communications and Human Resources), Finance Committee, and the Property and Real Estate Committee. On March 8, 2021, Attorney Peter McNulty from Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP received a letter from Bishop da Cunha, officially appointing him to serve as a member of the Real Estate Committee of the Diocese of Fall River for a term of one year.
Mr. McNulty graduated from Suffolk University Law School. During his time in school, Mr. McNulty worked at the Massachusetts Catholic Conference as a non-profit lobbyist. Mr. McNulty received his B.A. in Political Science from Boston College and graduated from Dedham High School.
Formerly corporate counsel at a large Massachusetts Community Bank, Mr. McNulty’s practice is primarily focused on corporate and financial transactional work. Mr. McNulty handles the full spectrum of corporate and real estate matters and has assisted clients with entity formation, real estate transactions, mergers, acquisitions and investments, as well as commercial and residential acquisitions and dispositions. Additionally, Mr. McNulty represents and advises various financial institutions on a wide range of topics, including corporate governance, compliance, construction and secured lending, work outs and modifications, bankruptcy and foreclosure, and general litigation.
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