As our communities emerge (but not entirely) from the COVID-19 pandemic, Bogle, DeAscentis & Coughlin, P.C. fully resumed serving its clients with continued dedication and zeal enhanced by the technologies that became more universal during the pandemic. Its main offices at 57 North Main Street in Fall River has been home to lawyers for over 150 years, and the attorneys of Bogle, DeAscentis & Coughlin, P.C. have over 95 years of combined experience in serving clients.
Attorney DeAscentis has enjoyed over four decades of providing quality legal services to individuals and institutions. Among his post-pandemic legal accomplishments, Attorney DeAscentis provided skillful representation in association with the sale of a historic mill complex to a national development company. Additionally, Attorney DeAscentis assisted a regional development consortium in acquiring and aggregating a number of smaller parcels along transportation corridors for development as an office complex and affordable housing facility, and, he assisted a local nonprofit in acquiring and adding additional affordable housing units to its inventory to increase capacity for affordable housing in the Greater Fall River area. He also represented a non-profit corporation in association with its sale of a former charter school and convent that presented challenges both in terms of its historic uses and environmental conditions; and, successfully negotiated an option agreement with a regional commercial property owner/manager involving partially contaminated lands for sale to a national development company. Attorney DeAscentis also provided legal assistance in the aggregation and subsequent separation for sale and development of nearly 200 acres of land containing a house compound and horse farm, roughly half of which was subject to the unique requirements of the Massachusetts Registered Land System. Grateful for his civic engagement opportunities, Attorney DeAscentis remains privileged to be able to learn from the volunteers, staff and partners of both the YMCA Southcoast, as he begins his second year as Chair of the Board of Directors, and the Narrows Center for the Arts, for which he is a prior Chair. After concluding 14 years of service as Chair of the Fall River Zoning Board of Appeals, Attorney DeAscentis was flattered by an illustrious member of the Massachusetts Bar who wrote to him in friendship, “Actually, my friend, what you did was to follow the mandate of Saint Ignatius of Loyola…: “to give, and not to count the cost…to toil, and not to seek for rest…”; truly words of continued inspiration and aspiration.