Michael W. Merrill, Esquire
M. McGeary, Esquire
S. Merrill, Esquire
Margie Keith, Office Manager
Dan McKeigue, Paralegal
Denise DeFreitas, Administrative Assistant
Michael Merrill’s law practice concentrates on all aspects of real estate and condominium law, including litigation in all courts. Merrill & McGeary represents clients who engage in real estate transactions including individuals, developers, and lenders. A substantial part of Merrill & McGeary’s practice involves condominium law, primarily representing condominium and cooperative boards.
Michael is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association as well as the Community Associations Institute, New England Regional Chapter. He has frequently lectured and taught seminars on condominium law, and has written articles for condominium industry magazines on the subject of condominium law.
Michael graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in political science in 1973. He received his J.D. from Boston University in 1977. After two years defending American military personnel in military tribunals in Germany, Michael formed Merrill & McGeary in Boston in 1979. He has been practicing in Boston since that time with his partner Rita McGeary, who also concentrates in real estate law.
Michael has been active in politics in the Town of Brookline, where he has resided since 1973. He is currently a Town Meeting Member and has served four terms as Selectman (1982-1985, 1990-1996, 2004-2007), serving three years as the Chairman of the Board. He also served as president of the Chamber of Commerce and served on several Town of Brookline Committees, including the Town’s Celebration Committee, which organizes and supports the annual Flag Day parade and road race.
Michael is active in charitable and nonprofit institutions, including the Bette Davis Foundation, the Gary Merrill Memorial Foundation, Inc., Friends of the Boston University Libraries, the Howard Gottlieb Archival Center, the Brookline Senior Center, and Brookline’s Little League.
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