miriam-jaffePractice Areas: All aspects of real estate and development law and closely held business counseling. Also, estate planning and probate matters.

Representative Experience:  Represented clients in connection with retail, industrial, residential, educational and office (including medical office) development, including land assemblages, acquisitions, sales, leasing, financings, land use, planning and zoning permitting matters, including Dover amendment compliance.

Advised developer of office and industrial park in regard to development, land use, leasing, financing and sales.

Acted as local counsel to national level mutual funds in connection with initial registrations and sales, amendments to constituent documents, mergers and financings, and advised client in regard to redomestication and reorganization of Massachusetts business trusts.

Advised clients in regard to purchases and sales of small businesses, including convenience stores, bakery, machine shop, marble/stone fabricators, including entity choice.

Administered estate of late solo practice physician, including closing and sale of concierge medical practice and other business and personal matters.

Advised developers of elder housing in acquisitions, developments and financings.

Education: Yale University (B.A., Linguistics) 1976; Columbia University School of Law (J.D.) 1979; Boston University School of Law Graduate Tax Program (LL. M.) 1986

Admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including Federal District Courts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professional Involvement: Miriam has been program chairman for MCLE Seminars on the Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code, Trusts and Real Estate for several years and is co-chairman of the Real Estate Bar Association’s Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration Committee.

Community: Miriam has served on the Board of Directors of REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, Inc. since 2007. She is a Class Agent for the Yale Alumni Fund. She is a prior Board Member of Project Joy and Watertown Rotary Club.

Personal: Miriam is an avid competitive and recreational sailor and a member of the a capella women’s Slavic and Women’s Baltic Singing Group “Sestre”.

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