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When Life Gets Legal SM

Francis R. Mirkin

  • Shareholder Emeritus

"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

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

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts

Classes & Seminars

  • 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", Hampden County Bar Association

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Co-Chair, Springfield Maccabi Games, 2011
  • Member, Rotary Club of Northampton, 2005-2008
  • Co-Chair, Baystate Children's Hospital Golf Tournament, 2004-2007; Member, Executive Committee, 2008-Present
  • Group Leader and Volunteer, Rays of Hope
  • Volunteer, Fundraising Leader, and former Board Chair, American Heart Association’s Western MA Division, 1980-2001
  • Volunteer, Community United Way of Pioneer Valley

Professional Associations

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

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


  • Designated as one of New England’s Top Rated Lawyers in real estate law, ALM and Martindale Hubbel
  • Recipient, SuperLawyers Massachusetts and New England Award, Boston Magazine, 2004-2011
  • Recipient of numerous awards from the American Heart Association, including the Time, Feeling and Focus Award, 1997