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I was born in Miami Beach, Florida, in 1956. I graduated from Cheltenham High School near Philadelphia. I initially attended the University of Florida and received my B.A. from The American University, Washington D.C. in 1978. I graduated from Western New England University School of Law in 1982. I was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1983, and am also admitted to practice before the United States District Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court. I am a member of the Hampshire County Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and am a fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. I am a lecturer at the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and teach 'Contracts in Business Relationships' and 'Introduction to Law'. I have been a past lecturer for the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. in the areas of contract drafting and negotiation. I am a past member and past President of The Board of Directors of Friends of Children, Inc., a non-profit child advocacy organization, which, as part of its mission, administers the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program in Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire Counties. Until 2012, I was on the Board of Directors of Friends Of Hospice House, Inc. a residential hospice located in Amherst, Massachusetts and am a past President of that Board. My practice continues to focus on a variety of business transactions, commercial law, and commercial and residential real estate transactions. I represents numerous individuals and businesses in Western Massachusetts, and assist them in a variety of ways, including contract drafting and negotiation, real estate purchases and sales, commercial leasing, commercial financing, and employment agreements. I reside in Northampton with my wife and two sons.


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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
    33 years
  2. Business: 50%
    33 years



Hourly ($275-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Peter Irvine

    If you want to know what is happening in the Northampton business community, call Mikal Weiss. He is a thorough, well-informed, and personable attorney.


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  • Valerie J Botter

    I endorse this lawyer. Mikal is a skilled, ethical, kind attorney to whom I refer clients without hesitation.


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Contact info

Burrows, Weiss, Mintz, and Lippiello LLP

78 Main St Ste 501
Northampton, MA, 01060-3159


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Appreciation for Leadership Step Out Walk To Fight DiabetesAmerican Diabetes Association2010
Outstanding Contributions Advocating For Childrens ServicesCommonwealth of Massachusetts1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerBurrows & Weiss2012 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of Massachusetts Amherst2007 - Present
ProfessorUniversity Of Massachusetts Amherst2009 - 2014
Contracts to Business RelationshipsUniversity Of Massachusetts Amherst2007 - 2013
JudgeJessup International Law Moot Court2002 - 2002
JudgeWestern New England College School Of Law1999 - 2007
PartnerBurrows Weiss & Bloomberg1991 - 2011
OwnerLaw Offices Mikal M. Weiss1987 - 1991
Special Assistant Attorney GeneralCommonwealth Of Massachusetts1985 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Bar FoundationLifetime Fellow2005 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Hampshire County Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Hampshire County Council for ChildrenChairmanN/A
Friends of Hospice, IncChairperson2008 - 2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western New England College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
American UniversityLiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
University of FloridaEnglishAA1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hilltown Community Development CorporationTax and Legal Aspects of Small Business Ownership2009
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.Drafting and Negotiating Contracts2000
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.Drafting and Negotiating Contracts1999
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.Drafting and Negotiating Contracts1998
Various LecturesDrafting ContractsN/A