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About me

I come to Fort Point Legal having started my own practice out of law school and served the small business, startup, and artist community in that role since 2009. I have experience structuring organizations from formation to dissolution, negotiating, drafting, and revising the contracts that make businesses tick, and litigating disputes when relationships break down. I'm also the resident intellectual property nerd, helping businesses leverage copyright, trademark, and trade secret protections to develop their products, grow their brands, and be successful in the marketplace.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 60%
  2. Intellectual Property: 40%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Rebecca Green Neale

    Steven is a great resource for entrepreneurs with legal questions about their business and a genuinely nice person too -- a great combination!


    Rebecca Neale Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Clarence Darrow Richardson Jr.

    I've had the opportunity to work along side Attorney Ayr. He is knowledgeable, hardworking, and genuine. He gets great results for his clients, and is truly an asset to the legal profession. I highly recommend him.


    Clarence Richardson Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Fort Point Legal PC

51 Melcher Street
Boston, MA, 02210


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Volunteer AttorneyVolunteer Lawyers Project2009 - 2012
Volunteer AttorneyShelter Legal Services2009 - 2012
AttorneyThe Law Office of Steven M. Ayr2009 - 2014
Temporary AttorneyRobert Half International2008 - 2009
Student AttorneyColumbus Community Legal Services2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2012
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2008 - 2009
Boston Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Massachusetts Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionBoard of Directors2008 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Federal Bar Association: IP Legal BrowserGolan v. Holder: Copyright, Free Speech, and the Public Domain2012
AyrLaw.comFirm Blog2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Boston CollegePhilosophy, HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Massachusetts FirmFuture ConferenceLaw Practice In The Cloud2012
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.Hanging Your Shingle2012
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.Pathways to Practice2012
Boston Bar AssociationLimited Assistance Representation2012
Boston Bar AssociationSmall Firm : Big Technology2012
Boston Bar AssociationThe iPad In Legal Practice2012
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.Pathways to Practice2011
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.Pathways to Practice2010