Michael S. Ratner

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Michael S. Ratner

Of Counsel
Location:
Springfield, Massachusetts
Phone:
413-693-2787
Fax:
413-739-7740
Email:

"My objective is to provide efficient and effective legal advice while attaining my client's objectives. I am honored to currently represent some third generation clients, and knowing that they respect me enough to continue referring new generations of their families is truly satisfying."

Michael's practice is concentrated in the areas of both residential and commercial real estate and financing. He also represents numerous developers in regard to all aspects of land use planning and development.

His additional specialties include: Banking, Higher Education, Estate Planning and Municipal Law

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate & Zoning
  • Municipal

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1966
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1968
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979

Education

  • Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1966
    • Honors: Phi Alpha Delta
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
    • B.B.A. - 1963

Representative Clients

  • Ludlow Savings Bank
  • Western New England College

References

  • Beverly W. Miller, President, Western New England College
  • Malcolm R. George, President, Ludlow Savings Bank

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • Adjunct Professor, Western New England College School of Law, Property and Real Property, Property II, Landlord/Tenant and Conveyancing

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America
  • Designated as "SuperLawyer" in Boston Magazine, 2004
  • 20 Yr. Service Certificate of Appreciation, Local Board of the Selective Service System

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Property Law Section, Chairman
  • Hampden County Bar Association, Executive Committee, Past Member
  • Hampden County Bar Association, President Elect
  • New England Land Title Association, President
  • Massachusetts Conveyancers Association, Executive Committee, Past Member
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Land Court Title Examiner, 1971-Present
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys

Pro Bono Activities

  • National Conference for Community and Justice, Board Member, Past Chairman
  • Hampden County Public Administrator, 1983-1990
  • Town of Longmeadow, MA, past Park Commissioner and Chairman
  • Member, 21st Century Club

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta

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Education

  • Boston University, J.D., 1966, Phi Alpha Delta
  • University of Massachusetts, B.B.A., 1963

Bar Admissions

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

Awards, Achievements & Appointments

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America
  • Designated as "SuperLawyer" 2004 in Boston Magazine
  • 20 Yr. Service Certificate of Appreciation, Local Board of the Selective Service System
  • Listed in "Best Lawyers in America"

Professional & Community Activities

  • National Conference for Community and Justice, Board Member, Past Chairman
  • Hampden County Public Administrator, 1983-1990
  • Town of Longmeadow, MA, past Park Commissioner and Chairman

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Chairman, Property Law Section; Member, 21st Century Club
  • Hampden County Bar Association, past Member, Executive Committee, President Elect, and President New England Land Title Association
  • Massachusetts Conveyancers Association, past Member, Executive Committee
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Land Court Title Examiner, 1971-Present
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys

Lecturer: Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education

Adjunct Professor: Western New England College School of Law, Property and Real Property, Property II, Landlord/Tenant and Conveyancing