Michael R. Connors | Boston Real Estate Law, Zoning and Estate Planning

Michael R. Connors

Email: mconnors@connorslaws.com

Practice Focus.

Mike Connors focuses his practice in the areas of real estate law, representing clients ranging from sellers and buyers of single family homes to large commercial owners and developers.

Representation of Clients with matters before:

  • Waltham City Council;
  • Waltham Board of Survey & Planning;
  • Waltham Zoning Board of Appeals;
  • Waltham Conservation Commission;
  • Waltham License Commission; and
  • Waltham Historical Commission.

A sampling of representation includes:

  • The Waltham Watch Factory: The multiphase project consisted of the restoration and adaptive reuse of approximately 400,000 square feet of interconnected buildings along the Charles River.
  • Brandeis University: Relocation of the Lemberg Children’s Center on campus into a much larger, new two story structure licensed for up to 70 students.
  • Gore Place Society: Relocation and renovation of the Historic 1793 Carriage House located at Gore Place, the Federal period, historic house and estate of Massachusetts Governor Christopher Gore. Gore Place has been referred to as “The Monticello of the North”.
  • Brandeis University: Permitting of a new, state-of-the-art dormitory as part of the historic Usen Castle complex, providing full accessibility and modern energy efficiency in housing for up to 164 students.
  • Premier Storage Investors: Multifaceted (Zoning Board of Appeals and City Council) permitting of three-story, 111,921 square foot climate controlled self-storage facility visible from Route 128.

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts – 2002;
  • New Hampshire District Court – 2003;
  • U.S. Supreme Court – 2009.

Civic:

Mike Connors has served as a longtime Officer, Director, President or Member of a number of local charitable organizations and professional associations, including:

  • Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce
  • West Suburban Bar Association
  • Waltham Lions Club
  • Waltham Boys & Girls Club
  • Wayland Zoning Board of Appeals
  • REBA Land Use and Zoning Committee

Massachusetts Super Lawyers: 2013, 2014 and 2015 Rising Star – Land Use / Zoning.

Rising Stars are chosen by their peers as being among the top up-and-coming lawyers and must be 40 years old or younger, or in practice 10 years or less. Only 2.5 percent of lawyers in Massachusetts are chosen as Massachusetts Rising Stars.

Education:

  • B.A., Saint Anselm College, 1998
  • M.S. Suffolk University, 2002
  • Juris Doctor, Suffolk University Law School, 2002
  • LL.M. Taxation, Boston University Law School, 2007