Attorney Chesley Oriel has been involved in the “collection world” since law school, when he worked for the one of the largest and most successful law firms that specialized in collecting commercial debt in the Boston area. He learned the basics of collections. The first thing being to “find” the debtor. Its not uncommon for businesses and/or individuals who owe money to try and hide. So, before a collection can really be started, you need to locate the debtor. Attorney Oriel is proud of the fact that he received the highest grade in his law school course involving secured transactions. He received the Book Award for that course and the actual book remains to have a special place in his law firm library. Attorney Oriel’s experience in the “collection world” exceeds fifty years!
What sets Attorney Chesley Oriel apart from other attorneys who handle collection matters is that he tries to think “outside the box”. A perfect example involves a Condo Association that contacted him to help them collect outstanding condo fees that were owned by a condo owner. Rather than simply help the Condo Association collect the condo fees that were outstanding, Attorney Oriel was able to get the Condo owner to transfer the ownership of the condo to the Condo Association for nominal cost, plus he got the mortgage lender to discharge two mortgages for “zero” payment. Attorney Oriel’s efforts resulted in the Condo Association then selling the condo and it made several thousands of dollars that it never anticipated receiving. Yes, it was a windfall, that would never have occurred had it not been for Attorney Oriel, thinking “outside the box”.
Attorney Chesley Oriel has a history of receiving referrals from other attorneys, because they know that if there is “something” to collect, he will collect it.
+ University of Rhode Island: BS Degree 1966
+ Suffolk University Law School: JD Degree 1970
+ Massachusetts Bar: April, 1970
+ United States District Court For Massachusetts: September, 1970
+ United States First Circuit Court of Appeals: November, 1971
+ Massachusetts Bar Association
+ Arbitrator for over fifteen years with FINRA (formerly NASD, National Association of Securities Dealers)
+ Pro Bono Services: Participant with South Middlesex Legal Services
Contact Attorney Oriel to schedule an appointment 617.401.7400.
Attorney Chesley Oriel represents individuals and businesses throughout Massachusetts and the entire Greater Boston and Metro-west region including the communities of Acton, Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Braintree, Brockton, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Canton, Dedham, Framingham, Lexington, Marlborough, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Norwood, Quincy, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, and Worcester.