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MICHELLE N. FARKAS

mfarkas@gravelshea.com

Michelle Farkas joined Gravel and Shea in 1999 after practicing at Goodwin Procter in Boston. At Gravel and Shea, Michelle focuses on complex commercial real estate transactions, representing developers and non-institutional investors in real estate acquisition, development, financing, zoning and land use matters. Michelle has extensive experience in assisting developers with establishing and managing condominium and planned unit developments, assisting both local and national landlords and tenants with commercial and retail leasing, and assisting a major wireless service provider with its site acquisition activities throughout the state, including complex title work, leasing activities, and permitting efforts and strategy.

Honors & Awards
  • Listed in Chambers USA; America's Leading Lawyers for Real Estate (2003-2011)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law (2004-2011)
  • Listed as a "Rising Star" in New England Superlawyers (2007-2011)
    Education
    • Boston College Law School, J.D. 1996, cum laude, Note Editor, Third World Law Journal
    • Cornell University, B.A., with distinction in all subjects, 1993; Phi Beta Kappa
      Affiliations
      • Member, Vermont, Massachusetts and American Bar Associations
        Bar Admissions
        • Vermont (1999)
        • Massachusetts (1996)

Location

  • 76 Saint Paul Street, Seventh Floor
    P.O. Box 369
    Burlington, VT 05402-0369

Education

  • Boston College Law School, graduated 1996
  • Cornell University, graduated 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Vermont, Vermont Bar Association
  • Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bar Association

Gravel & Shea PC
Headquarters: Burlington, Vermont

8 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America award

Best Law Firms Badge Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Real Estate Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Real Estate Law, Burlington (2020)
  • Real Estate Law, Burlington (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Real Estate Law

Special Focus

  • Commercial
  • Condominiums
  • Development
  • Land Use
  • Planned Real Estate
  • Real Property Law
  • Residential
  • Resorts
  • Tax Certiorari
  • Title Matters
  • Transactions

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