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Michael S. Gove

Michael S. Gove

Practice areas:

Business, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Commercial, Landlord & Tenant

About Me

The pictures above are of me speaking at an event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, and an inspection of a wind turbine from my time on the board of the Mass. Water Resource Authority.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Business: 40%
    10 years
  2. Real Estate: 25%
    10 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    9 years
  4. Commercial: 10%
    5 years
  5. Landlord & Tenant: 5%
    10 years



Hourly ($200/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brendan L. Ward

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Brendan Ward Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Gove Law Office

277 Main Street,
Suite 206
Northampton, MA, 01060




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyer2014
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers2012
40 Under FortyBusinessWest Magazine2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney and PrincipalGove Law Office2013 - Present
AttorneyCooley, Shrair P.C.2010 - 2013
AttorneyLyon Fitzpatrick2006 - 2010


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Horace Smith FundMember, Board of Incorporators2013 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
United Way of Hampshire CountyVolunteer2010 - Present
Cooley Dickinson HospitalVolunteer2007 - Present
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire CountyBoard Member2007 - 2013
Northampton Area Young ProfessionalsMember2007 - Present
Young Professional Society, Springfield ChapterMember2007 - Present
Hampshire County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Hampden County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Bank Loan TransactionClosed
Special Education RepresentationOpen

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Publication NameTitleDate
BusinessWestBusiness Exit Strategies2013
BusinessWestIncorporating a Small Business2012
BusinessWestMinimizing Your Risk with Written Contracts2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Massachusetts, AmherstPolitical ScienceBachelor of Arts2001

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Business RoundtableCommercial Lending2013
Business RoundtableAnalysis of the Independent Contractor Statute in Massachusetts2012