Michael S. Ratner
413.781.0560 • Of Counsel
"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
Boston University, J.D., 1966, Phi Alpha Delta
University of Massachusetts, B.B.A., 1963
Bar & Court Admission
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
Family Affair - Second-generation Members Become Part of Bacon & Wilson's Growth Pattern
7 Members of Bacon & Wilson, P.C. Designated as "SuperLawyers"
Historical Contributions of Bacon & Wilson
Lecturer: Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
Adjunct Professor: Western New England College School of Law, Property and Real Property, Property II, Landlord/Tenant and Conveyancing