Michael H. Zafiropoulos

Top rated Real Estate attorney in Auburndale, Massachusetts

ZafLaw LLC
Michael H. Zafiropoulos
ZafLaw LLC

Practice Areas: Real Estate, Banking, Land Use & Zoning; view more

Licensed in Massachusetts since: 1990

Education: Suffolk University Law School

Languages Spoken: English, Greek

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024
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ZafLaw LLC

450 Lexington St
Suite 101
Auburndale, MA 02466

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ZafLaw LLC in Newton, Massachusetts is a boutique real estate law firm offering legal services in the areas of commercial and residential real estate law with a focus on purchase, sale, land use and development, commercial leasing, condominium law and representing lenders. As Managing Member of ZafLaw LLC Michael Zafiropoulos is a versatile practitioner with over 30 years of experience, representing a broad range of clients in the greater Boston area of Massachusetts.

Mr. Zafiropoulos has served as counsel to numerous property owners, developers and closely held family businesses during the development of several small and large scale residential subdivision and condominium projects. He received the Builders Association of Greater Boston's 2009 Silver Prism Award for Best Multi-Family Conversion for his work as one of the principals on the development team of a 26-unit, $15 million condominium project in Boston. In addition to his business experience with these developments, Mr. Zafiropoulos also brings experience as a licensed construction supervisor to his practice.

After graduating from Boston College with his bachelor's degree in political science in 1986, Mr. Zafiropoulos went on to receive his law degree from the Suffolk University Law School in 1990. He is licensed to practice before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Mr. Zafiropoulos is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts, the American Land Title Association, the New England Land Title Association and the Hellenic Bar Association, for which he is a past president. He has also served on various committees and boards of non-profit and charitable organizations, including past chairman and member for the alumni association of the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts. Drawing from his rich heritage and his capacity to find practical and creative solutions for real estate-related development matters, he served as an active participant on the Building Committee for the St. Demetrios Church in Weston, Massachusetts in multiple phases of the $7.5 million development and construction of a new church.

Practice areas

Real Estate: Business, Banking, Land Use/Zoning

Focus areas

Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance

  • 60% Real Estate: Business
  • 30% Banking
  • 10% Land Use/Zoning

First Admitted: 1990, Massachusetts

Transactions:
  • Counsel to owner/developer with respect to approximately $8.5 million conversion of former nursing home into 10 condominium units in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Counsel to owner of commercial retail property in excess of $10 million in Mansfield, Massachusetts
  • Counsel to State Court appointed Receiver of multi-family property in Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • Counsel to owner/developer of project in excess of $15 million mixed-use development of 36 residential and commercial condominium units in Somerville, Massachusetts
  • Counsel to closely held family business with commercial and residential real estate portfolio in excess of $35 million in Greater Boston area
  • Counsel to Federal Court appointed Receiver of commercial property consisting of 55,000 square feet of warehouse/manufacturing space on 4.63 acres of land in Peabody
  • Counsel to owner/developer of project in excess of $13 million conversion of former church into 11 luxury residential condominium units in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Counsel to closely held family business with commercial and residential real estate portfolio in excess of $500 million in Greater Boston area
  • Counsel to institutional owner/developer of project in excess of $20 million consisting of 72 residential condominium units in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Massachusetts Licensed Construction Supervisor
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Member, Alumni Council, Rivers School, Weston, MA
  • Past V.P. Executive Committee, Rivers School, Weston, MA
  • Past Member, Building Committee, St. Demetrios Church, Weston, MA
  • Past Chairman, Annual Fund, Rivers School, Weston, MA
  • Past Chairman, Nominating Committee, Rivers School, Weston, MA
Educational Background:
  • Suffolk University Law School, JD, 1990
  • Boston College, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1986
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, 2020
  • Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association
  • First American Title Insurance Company, Agent
  • Stewart Title Insurance Company, Agent
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • Past President, Hellenic Bar Association
  • American Land Title Association

Office location for Michael H. Zafiropoulos

450 Lexington St
Suite 101
Auburndale, MA 02466

Phone: 781-353-5505

Selections

12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024

Top Lists

Top 100: Massachusetts Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017 Top 100: New England Super Lawyers: 2015

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