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Maria has over eight years’ experience advising clients on commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, foreclosures, zoning, leasing, and environmental law. She also has extensive experience with residential conveyancing, title matters, and condominium law, and advises with respect to taxation, employment matters and estate planning. 

Prior to attending law school, Maria served as a manager for a Fortune 500 company providing critical services to clients such as Network Associates, San Disk Corporation, Abbott Laboratories, Home Depot, Microsoft and MacAfee, Inc. She also worked as a human resource specialist for a biotechnology company and has also served as part of the labor arbitration team for police union Local 141.

Maria earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Northeastern University School of Law in 2004, a Masters of Science degree from Michigan State University and a Bachelors of Arts degree from California State University. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association, and is the Co-Chair of the Co-Op Committee of the Northeastern University School of Law Alumni/ae Board.

Maria previously worked as an attorney at Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP in Worcester and at Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston. During law school, she worked as a law clerk at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and the Employment Division of Greater Boston Legal Services.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 60%
    11 years
  2. Business: 25%
    4 years
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    4 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Maria at Mirick O'Connell LLP and she is terrific to work with. As a transactional attorney, she was my "go to" colleague on all real estate matters. She handled them professionally, quickly and established a wonderful rapport with our clients. Maria is an excellent negotiator and very thoughtful in her analysis of complex real estate issues.


    Denise Butler Corporate & Incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Steven S. Bloom

    I endorse this lawyer. She is a highly-skilled and accomplished attorney.


    Steven Bloom Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Vijil Davis LLC

2274 Washington Street.
Newton Lower Falls, MA, 02462


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Denise Carty-Bennia Bar AwardNortheastern University2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateMirick, O'connell, De Mallie & Lougee, LLP2010 - 2012
Of CounselPatrick F. Dwyer & Associates PC2009 - 2010
AttorneyGoodwin & Procter2008 - 2009
AttorneyGill Devine PC2004 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Town of WellesleyWoodlands Representative to North 40 Steering Committee2014 - Present
YWCA Central MassachusettsFormer Board of Directors2012 - 2013
Northeastern University School of Law, Alumna/e BoardBoard Member2011 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationLiaison to Real Estate Committee2008 - 2010
Association of Latino Professional in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA-Law)Member2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Big Box Lease NegotiationN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
North 40 Wellesley ProjectNorth 40 Wellesley Project2014
Breaking GroundThe Case of the Abandoned Lease2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Michigan State UniversityCriminologyMS - Master of Science1999
California State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Issues for Small BusinessesMaking leasing decisions2011