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Kristi A. Bodin

Business Attorney at Greenfield, MA

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Legal Solutions in Plain English


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About Kristi

Learn Kristi’s areas of practice.

Legal Solutions in Plain English.

Business law, Liquor licenses, Special Permits, Zoning & Land Use, And More.

I’ve been practicing in Western Massachusetts for more than twenty years. My small business clients include restaurants, contractors, small manufacturing companies, farmers, holistic/alternative healers, professional practices, artists, and pet businesses.

I help small businesses with:

    Setting up corporations and LLCs

    Drafting and reviewing commercial leases, contracts, asset purchase agreements, and other related documents

     Liquor license transactions, in Hampshire, Hampden, and Franklin Counties.

I help businesses and consumers with:

    Construction and home improvement issues

    Zoning, special permits, and land use matters,

    Administrative law cases, state and municipal law

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Licensed for 28 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 12/26/2022

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

Contact Kristi

Legal Solutions in Plain English
Curtiss, Carey, Gates & Goodridge, LLP
377 Main St, P.O. Box 509
Greenfield, MA, 01302

Reviews

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Posted by CRISTINA | March 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Corporate Wiz
Kristi incorporated my firm, provide advice on corporate growth and structure and provide support with corporate leases and other contracts. She's is a detail maven and reasonably priced. She also has a dog in her office!
Posted by Michelle | January 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Attorney Bodin is very knowledgeable, accurate, detail oriented, out going, willing to go the extra mile, very personable, ALWAYS returns calls and emails very timely and without a doubt knows her laws. I would highly recommend her for any and all legal work. More than any of this.....she treats you as a person, and not just a client/number. She takes a genuine interest in your situation, and makes sure you thoroughly understand the laws in your case.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Municipal Law Nuisance Claim
We hired Kristi Bodin to represent us in a case against the Town involving a nuisance issue to do with noise. Kristi researched information that applied to our situation. She filed a Notice of Massachusetts Tort Claim on our behalf for pain and suffering with the municipality. In the demand letter, she included information and referenced case studies that applied to our situation. Currently, the municipality chose to respond by lowering the volume of the voice which satisfied us and we chose to seek no further action at this time. She offered further assistance if we have to pursue an additional claim in the future. She was very professional, a pleasure to deal with and contacting her was the best thing we could have done.
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Posted by Chad | May 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prepared, organized and meticulous
Kristi has now represented me in many legal transactions from liquor licenses to asset purchases to protecting my business decisions as a legal consultant. She is very organized and meticulously prepared. You WILL need legal help eventually, if you want someone that will protect and take care of you, she is the best!
Posted by Donna | May 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Municipal Law
I hired Kristi Bodin to represent me in a Zoning Board of Appeals case related to obtaining a special permit for a private kennel. It was the best thing I could have done. She was great. She presented my case in a concise manner and was able to answer any questions from the board and give accurate descriptions of the bylaws for my case. The moment she started speaking, I knew I was in good hands. She was absolutely great. She was not only professional but personable and very easy to talk to. I will certainly hire her again for any future legal issues. We won the case after objections from neighbors.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney - Legal Solutions in Plain English
  • Curtiss, Carey, Gates & Goodridge, LLP
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Legal Solutions in Plain English, PC - Kristi A. Bodin, Esq.
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Seewald, Jankowski & Spencer, PC
  • 2003 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Law Firm of Edward F. Berlin
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Seewald, Collins & Jankowski
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Commonwealth Of Massachusetts
  • 1994 - 1999
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Education

  • Western New England College School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1994
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BA
  • 1980

Associations

  • Franklin County Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Town of Montague, MA
  • Town Meeting Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Franklin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Hampshire County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Greenfield Community College Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Franklin County Community Development Corporation
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Amherst Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Law Firms
  • BusinessWest Magazine
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated 4.7 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (13)
Endorse Kristi
Business Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kristi Bodin. She is a capable and dedicated attorney."
Business Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"She cares about her clients and works hard advocating on their behalf. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Friend
"Kristi is a generous and thoughtful colleague."
Business Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Krisi is a pleasure to work with. She is efficient and on the ball. I recommend her to my clients."
Business Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kristi is smart, thorough, and very personable. She speaks to her clients in plain English, ensuring that her clients understand their business documents. She excels at making sure her clients are happy and well taken care of. I recommend her highly!"
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is always exciting to start a new venture, but it can be stressful too! It is comforting to know Kristi can help offer simple solutions to take the stress away and allow business owners, or soon to be, get back to their main focus of running the business."
State, local, and municipal law Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Several years ago Attorney Bodin and I were on opposite sides of the case. She presented a thoughtful, assertive, and creative case which ended up impressing our judge. This happened several times over the course of the case. In the process, she was gracious and kind. When I had a personal legal problem, I turned to her for my own representation. She's the best!"
Business Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bodin is a experienced professional. She is respectful and knowledgeable and I would rely on her for advise concerning any business matter."
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