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Michael D. Gorman

Real estate Attorney at Holden, MA

4.8   62 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    25%
    Helping clients plan for incapacity, prepare mass health applications, asset protection, use of trusts, and life estate.

    23 years, 200 cases

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    My office provides reasonable and cost effective estate planning, regardless of the age of the client.. We also do special needs planning for families who have children or loved ones who have a special need.

    23 years, 350 cases

  3. Real estate
    25%
    I have been involved in residential real estate closings for over 6 years now. I have managed to grow my practice, even during the slow times we are having early in 2008. I worked for two different real estate law offices, and in October of 2007, opened up my own office, where we strive to provide the best customer service bar none. We also provide help for borrowers who might be facing foreclosure.

    23 years, 2,500 cases

  4. Probate
    15%
    Helping people probate their loved one's estate.

    23 years, 50 cases

  5. Personal injury
    10%
    My first legal job was working for a litigation firm doing all aspects of personal injury. I am not, and never will be an ambulance chaser, but I do accept certain personal injury cases.

    23 years, 500 cases

Hello. Thank you for visiting my AVVO page. My office provides representation in the areas of residential real estate (buyer, seller and bank representation), Elder law, estate planning, bankruptcy and personal injury. I am a 1995 graduate of Assumption College, 2000 Graduate of Western New England College School of Law, and I will be receiving my LLM (Masters in Law) in Estate Planning and Elder Law through Western New England in the Spring of 2010. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!

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Location

Law Offices of Michael D. Gorman, LLC
160 Doyle Road
Holden, MA, 01520

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  62 customer reviews
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Posted by Tom | November 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real estate closings
Mike assisted with multiple real estate closings. In both instances he was responsive throughout the process, always prepared and helped to make both experiences go seamlessly. Mike acted with the highest integrity, and I will continue to use him for all future endeavors.
Posted by Heidi | November 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Honest
Working with Mike over the past few years has been wonderful. Its great to have someone to reach out to that is honest and dependable. his Paralegal Janet is great too!
Posted by Taryn | November 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful to work with
I have worked with Attorney Gorman both professionally and personally. He is incredibly professional and personable. If you are looking for an attorney who knows what they are doing and is easy to work with I highly recommend.
Posted by Jeffrey | April 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Real estate sale
Very professional and competent His clerk was also wonderful to work with. Would def recommend and use again
Posted by Jackie | August 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will and POA and Trust
We previously worked with Mike for several legal documents. He worked with us to do our Will and POA. Given how Mike was easy to work with. I contacted him via email to do a trust and he responded promptly. We worked together going over several questions and recommendations. I would definitely recommend Mike and would use him in the future.
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Posted by Peg | August 11, 2021
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He's the best
Michael as well as his legal assistant Janet are two very knowledgeable people who work tirelessly to get the job done. Michael is very down to earth and really cares about his clients. He's an excellent real estate lawyer and helped us complete an extremely complex real estate sale of our house. I would highly recommend both of them!
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Posted by Erin | August 10, 2021
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Outstanding Real Estate Lawyer!
There are not enough words for the work of Mike's office! My company provides assistance for certain legal plans and Mike was on the list. I reached out to him via email and he called me back (when he had the day off!). I am so glad that we were able to work with Mike on our first home purchase. He was on top of everything and had so much knowledge that he shared with us! When we were getting close to the closing date we learned we may have to have Power of Attorney used. He added that option on and then when at the last minute we didn't need it, it was removed. His office went above and beyond! They asked my many questions (I mean many). I was so excited to be able to finally meet on the day of our closing. It was a pleasure and will definitely recommend to anyone who needs Real Estate assistance. Thank you Mike!
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Posted by Carl | August 10, 2021
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Will and all other necessary documents to protect our family’s interest
Mike did an outstanding job providing us with all the legal requirements needed. He was open to listening to our concerns and helped us navigate through what we needed. He and his team were timely in responding and wrapping up the process during these challenging times. We recommend anyone needing these services to contact Mike’s office. You’ll be pleased with the results.
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
will and POA
Michael was very professional. His turn around was quick and convenient. he came out to us. He made the task we all put off forever very easy. we received our copies in a day or 2. highly recommend!
Posted by Todd | June 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Will and power of attorney
Mike was great to work with and I would highly recommend him. He is very easy to talk to and explained everything that I needed well. He helped me with a trust, will, and power of attorney. I will definitely work with him again in the future.
Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Quick Turnaround
Mike was very straight to the point. Once we determined exact services we needed, Mike was able to draft our estate plans quickly.
Posted by Carol | March 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
My husband and I went to Mike for estate planning and also to handle a home sale. We were very happy with him! Mike is very knowledgeable and took the time to answer all of our questions. It was a very comfortable experience. Will definitely chose Mike again!
Posted by Heather | February 23, 2019
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Very Happy!
Attorney Gorman was hired by my husband and I years ago to go our will, health care proxy & power of attorney. We were very satisfied. He was patient with all our questions, explained things so we could understand, and took our calls when we thought up more questions. We really appreciated that it wasn’t a super formal, stuffy experience where you feel intimidated and feel stupid when you don’t understand something. A friendly, informative and relaxed experience. My sister and I recently went through the closing of a house we were selling and used his office also. Really helped us in understanding what we were doing and , once again, it was a satisfying and friendly experience. We felt very confident and comfortable.
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Posted by Dylan | February 12, 2019
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Home Closing and Rental Agreement
Michael and his team assisted my wife and I with our home closing and drawing up the lease for our rental property. They were always responsive, professional, and made us feel informed and confident throughout the process. Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
down to earth
Worked with Mike on estate planning. Excellent experience. Friendly, knowledgeable and practical. Would work with him again.
Posted by Anthony | February 5, 2019
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Very Pleased
I recently worked with Michael Gorman for estate planning, a subject about which I knew nothing. He clearly and methodically explained all the details to ensure my wishes will be carried out. He and his staff are professional and they all made the process go smoothly.
Posted by Kara | August 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!!
We would highly recommend Attorney Gorman! We felt at ease as soon as we walked into his office. He is approachable and down to earth. His staff is helpful and easy to get in touch with. We hired him for estate planning, our will, POA, HCP and a family trust & highly recommend him!
Posted by Brian | August 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Attorney Michael Gorman
My wife and I hired Attorney Michael Gorman to handle both the sale of our existing house and the purchase of a new house. Both transactions were taking place in a span of a few weeks. Michael and his team were extremely helpful, thorough, professional and readily available to handle a number of issues that transpired during our purchase and sale. All communications were timely and clear and we couldn’t have been happier with Michael’s services. My wife and I highly recommend Michael.
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Posted by Melanie | August 7, 2017
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Elder Law
Mike won an appeal case for my Mom's irrevocable trust against Mass. Health. Mike was dedicated to her case. He knew the laws, he communicated well and kept us up to date with the case. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Lois | August 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Review estate planning
Michael was very thorough and knowledgeable on what needed to be included in my documentation. He patiently went through the entire documentation. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-225 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Michael D. Gorman, LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Joseph Nealon
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of William A. Snider
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Ellis Law Offices
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • Western New England College, School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2014
  • Western New England College, School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Assumption College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Private Client-Mass Health Application
  • Win.

Associations

  • Board of Bar Overseers
  • Hearing Officer
  • 2015 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • Mentor-Elder Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Massachusetts chapter)
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • MCLE
  • Sponsor member
  • 2007 - Present
  • BNI-Triboro
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Worcester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Clinton School Committee
  • Elected Official
  • 1998 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Best Attorney
  • Holden Landmark
  • 2014
  • Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Clinton High School
  • 2001

Publications

  • RealWorcester.Com
  • Blog Post
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Wachusett Night School
  • Instuctor-Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • 2014
  • Bay Path Adult Education
  • Instructor-Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • 2014
  • Bay Path Adult Education
  • Instructor-Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • 2013
  • Bay Path Adult Education
  • Instructor-Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • 2012
  • Legal Planning for Elders
  • Elder Planning
  • 2011
  • First Time Homebuyers Seminar
  • Real Estate
  • 2011
  • Estate Planning and Elder Law Course
  • Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • 2011
  • Clinton Senior Center Presentation
  • Advance Directive and Planning
  • 2010
  • Bay Path Adult Education
  • Instructor-Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • 2010
  • Distinguished Alumni-Clinton High School
  • My path from Clinton High School to practicing law.
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
Endorse Michael
Unknown Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a talented and professional attorney. He demonstrates a high level of dedication to his clients and is extremely knowledgeable in his practice areas. It is always a pleasure to work with Mike."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top flight client focused attorney with an exceptional breadth of knowledge. I highly recommend Attorney Gorman."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Gorman is an exceptional attorney. I have handled many matters with him, and in my experiences with him, he always provides excellent representation for his clients. He's thorough and easy to deal with, even in the most hectic of circumstances."
Residential real estate Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've enjoyed working with Attorney Gorman on residential real estate matters, and have referred clients in estate planning. He's always been cooperative, responsive, and attentive to details. He is jovial and enjoyable to interact with. I would happily do another deal with him, and continue to refer clients for estate and medicaide planning to him."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gorman is a brilliant legal mind who has extreme attention to detail."
General practice
Bankruptcy and debt
Criminal defense
Lawsuits and disputes
Guardianship
Criminal defense
Holden Real estate Lawyer Michael D. Gorman
Michael D. Gorman
Real estate Attorney
Holden, MA
Licensed for 23 years