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Michael S. Gove

Real estate Attorney at Easthampton, MA

4.6   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Connecticut - CT 11 years
    Massachusetts - MA 18 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    I help people plan for the future by providing them with wills, health care proxies, trusts, and other legally binding estate documents.

    18 years

  2. Real estate
    I work with consumers and small businesses in buying, selling, leasing, and zoning residential and commercial real property.

    18 years

  3. Business
    I represent business owners on a variety of matters, from entity formation, contract drafting and negotiation, acquisitions, obtaining funding or commercial loans, commercial real estate purchases or leasing, zoning issues, and regulatory or license applications and disputes.

    18 years

  4. Commercial real estate
    I assist banks in their commercial loan process, including drafting or reviewing documents, negotiating with borrower's counsel, and ensuring loans are correctly collateralized.

    13 years


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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Contact Michael

Legacy Counsellors / Legacy Title & Escrow
Legacy Counsellors / Legacy Title & Escrow
358 Sewall Street
Ludlow, MA, 01056
Legacy Counsellors / Legacy Title & Escrow
135 Main Street
Suite 3
Sturbridge, MA, 01566
Legacy Counsellors
437 Main Street
Amherst, MA, 01002
Legacy Counsellors, PC
32 Masonic Street
Northampton, MA, 01060
Legacy Counsellors, PC
699 Bloomfield Ave
Bloomfield, CT, 06002
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4.6 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
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Posted by R.S. | March 9, 2013
Professional and practical
Michael has been my attorney for over seven years handling my business and personal legal needs. He takes the time to listen to my questions and provides knowledgable solutions. Solid understanding of my business issues. I highly recommend Michael.
Posted by Diane | November 12, 2013
Provided sensible, smart advice
Answered all of my questions relating to my estate planning circumstances and offered logical and informative suggestions to my individual circumstances.
Posted by Jack | November 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Proficient
Needed a new family lawyer and Michael was a great choice. Quick service, professional and proficient with everything they have done.
Posted by Martin | November 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Invaluable Business Asset
Attorney Gove and his colleagues provided valuable counsel crafting an intelligent business plan promptly and efficiently. He truly cared about our best interests. I highly recommend him and the Gove Law Office to small and mid-size business owners.
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2015
Real Estate
Attorney Gove was very helpful during my recent real estate purchase. His knowledge and that of the staff at the Gove Law Office provided a complete picture of all documents required, the overall process and the expected timetable for this purchase. I would highly recommend Michael Gove.
Posted by RFW | February 18, 2015
Committed and responsive
Completed a transaction efficiently and provided me with details and explanations at each step. I will call upon Attorney Gove in the future.
Posted by Daniel | September 3, 2014
Attorney Gove was professional and patient in explaining the process and steps necessary to set up a business. Has extensive knowledge and has proven to be most helpful as I have moved forward with this process.
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2014
Real Estate
Made the real estate process understandable and smooth. I am very appreciative of his knowledge and patience as I moved through this process.
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2009
Responsive and Knowledgeable
Handled transactions professionally and kept me informed at esch step of the process.
Posted by n/a | August 28, 2014
very rude
Called for a consultation, and he was very rude, patronizing me, and wouldn't even let me finish a sentence. Definitely not the kind of person you want to work with if being treated with respect is important to you.
Response from Michael Gove September 1, 2014
I am sorry you were dissatisfied with your initial call to our office, and thank you for bringing this experience to my attention. I try to ensure all interactions are polite and professional. Before discussing any case in detail, all attorneys are required to take basic information about the parties so they can confirm there is no potential conflict with past or current clients. When you started to tell me the facts of your situation, I had no choice but to cut you off before I had heard too much. I apologize this came across as rude, and that I wasn’t able to better explain this requirement before you ended the conversation.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Partner
  • Legacy Counsellors, P.C. / Legacy Title & Escrow
  • 2022 - Present
  • Attorney and Principal
  • Gove Law Office
  • 2013 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Cooley, Shrair P.C.
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Lyon Fitzpatrick
  • 2006 - 2010
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  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001


  • United Way of Franklin and Hampshire Counties
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • UMass Fine Arts Center
  • Board Member; Board Chair (2021-present)
  • 2014 - Present
  • Horace Smith Fund
  • Member, Board of Incorporators
  • 2013 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Hampshire County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Ludlow Boys & Girls Club
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Young Professional Society, Springfield Chapter
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2016
  • Northampton Area Young Professionals
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2016
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital
  • Volunteer
  • 2007 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • 40 Under Forty
  • BusinessWest Magazine
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Business Roundtable
  • Commercial Lending
  • 2013
  • Business Roundtable
  • Analysis of the Independent Contractor Statute in Massachusetts
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
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Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Easthampton Real estate Lawyer Michael S. Gove
Michael S. Gove
Real estate Attorney
Easthampton, MA
Licensed for 18 years