Francis R. Mirkin

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Francis R. Mirkin

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Location:
Springfield, Massachusetts
Phone:
413-693-2787
Fax:
413-739-7740
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"I am fortunate to have many loyal clients that rely on me to assist them with their legal needs. It seems to me that client loyalty is fostered by the dedication of our staff and our shared determination to provide quality work and responsive service. Local community involvement has always been intertwined with my business life. For over twenty (20) years I was very involved with the needs of the American Heart Association. During the last two years, I have played a leadership role in a major fund raising event for Baystate Children's Hospital. It is important to me to spend my time on something that can make a difference in many lives. It is this balance of community involvement and professional expertise that helps to make me the best attorney I can be."

Fran's areas of practice include commercial and residential real estate, as well as consistent involvement in commercial loan documentation, representing numerous area financial lending institutions and business borrowers. In addition, Fran handles zoning and subdivision issues.

His specialties include: Commercial; Banking; Real Estate

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate & Zoning
  • Banking & Finance

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1974
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1974
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1973
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1970

Published Works

  • Business and Residential Finance Issues - Making Lemonade out of an Economic Lemon, BusinessWest, March 16, 2009
  • Business Real Estate Acquisition - A Deal That You Can Grow With, Valley Business Outlook, June 5, 2003

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, "Mortgage Foreclosure in Massachusetts"
  • Lecturer, "Nuts and Bolts of Foreclosure", Young Lawyers of Hampden County, 1991 - Present
  • National Business Institute, 1990 - Present
  • Speaker, "Experts in Residence", Hampden County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Designated as one of New England’s Top Rated Lawyers in real estate law, ALM and Martindale Hubbel, 2013 - Present
  • Designated as "SuperLawyer", Boston Magazine, 2011 - Present
  • Designated as "SuperLawyer", Boston Magazine, 2010 - Present
  • Designated as "SuperLawyer", Boston Magazine, 2009 - Present
  • Designated as "SuperLawyer", Boston Magazine, 2008 - Present
  • Designated as "SuperLawyer", Boston Magazine, 2007 - Present
  • Designated as "SuperLawyer", Boston Magazine, 2006 - Present
  • Designated as "SuperLawyer", Boston Magazine, 2005 - Present
  • Designated as "SuperLawyer", Boston Magazine, 2004 - Present
  • Time, Feeling and Focus Award, American Heart Association, 1997 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Conveyancers Association
  • Commercial Law League of America

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Rotary Club of Northampton, 2005 - Present
  • Co-Chairman, Golf Tournament, Baystate Childrens Hospital, 2004 - Present
  • Group Leader and Volunteer, Rays of Hope
  • Volunteer and Former Chairman of the Board of Directors, Western MA Division, American Heart Association, 1980 - 2001
  • Volunteer, Community United Way of Pioneer Valley

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Education

  • Suffolk University, J.D., 1973
  • University of Massachusetts, B.A., 1970

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Awards, Achievements & Appointments

  • Designated as one of New England’s Top Rated Lawyers in real estate law by ALM and Martindale Hubbel, 2013
  • Designated as "SuperLawyer" 2011 in Boston Magazine
  • Designated as "SuperLawyer" 2010 in Boston Magazine
  • Designated as "SuperLawyer" 2009 in Boston Magazine
  • Designated as "SuperLawyer" 2008 in Boston Magazine
  • Designated as "SuperLawyer" 2007 in Boston Magazine
  • Designated as "SuperLawyer" 2006 in Boston Magazine
  • Designated as "SuperLawyer" 2005 in Boston Magazine
  • Designated as "SuperLawyer" 2004 in Boston Magazine
  • American Heart Association - Recipient of numerous awards including the Time, Feeling and Focus Award, a national distinction for recognition of years of positive and noteworthy contributions to the American Heart Association, 1997

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member: Rotary Club of Northampton, 2005-Present
  • Co-Chairman: Golf Tournament, Baystate Childrens Hospital, 2004-Present
  • Group Leader and Volunteer: Rays of Hope
  • Volunteer and former Chairman of the Board of Directors: Western MA Division, American Heart Association, also active in Fundraising Leadership, 1980-2001
  • Volunteer: Community United Way of Pioneer Valley

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Conveyancers Association
  • Commercial Law League of America

Lecturer: "Mortgage Foreclosure in Massachusetts,"

Lecturer: "Nuts and Bolts of Foreclosure," Young Lawyers of Hampden County, 1991

National Business Institute, 1990

Speaker, "Experts in Residence," monthly series presented by Hampden County Bar Association