Michael‘s primary areas of practice are residential and commercial real estate. He represents buyers, sellers, and developers in the acquisition, sale and development of residential and investment properties. Michael is an approved closing attorney for dozens of national mortgage lenders, local banks and mortgage brokers. Michael has closed thousands of real estate transactions for Massachusetts buyers in the Greater Boston Metropolitan area and on Cape Cod and the Islands. Michael also handles Firm litigation matters including personal injury and medical malpractice and regularly counsels small business clients on corporate and estate planning matters and litigation strategies designed to achieve efficient business resolutions.
Michael began his career as an associate at the Boston firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. where he specialized in resolving real estate, construction and insurance disputes. Prior to forming Gill Devine, Michael was the National Director of Field Operations at a Palo Alto real estate services firm, Internet Pictures Corp., from its initial round of venture capital financing through its IPO.
Michael is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First and Eighth Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts and the Builders’ Association of Greater Boston. Michael received his received his B.A. from Middlebury College (1990) and his J.D. from Northeastern University (1994). Michael is active in the local community coaching youth sports and serving as a Director of three charitable institutions: the Boston Benefits Foundation, the JDR Memorial Foundation, and the Barnstable High School Athletic Hall of Fame.