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Samantha P. McDonald

Real estate Attorney at Worcester, MA

4.6   11 reviews

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About Samantha

Learn Samantha’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    Purchase and sale of residential and commercial real estate, leasing, landlord-tenant disputes and evictions, land use and zoning

  2. Business
    All aspects of business law, from assisting with the selection of type of business entity (corporation, LLC, etc.) and forming the entity, to sale, acquisition or merger with another business or closure of a business. We can help ensure your corporate records are properly kept and filed, draft contracts, and assist with succession planning, including cross-purchase agreements.

  3. Environmental and natural resources
    Help negotiate the complex world of environmental contamination and wetland regulations for landowners and prospective purchasers, with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Attorney General, towns and other landowners.

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    Choosing whether to incorporate is an important decision that affects a number of areas, including taxes, control, capital, and liability. Once incorporated, I can help you ensure that the corporate records (bylaws, minutes, filings with the Secretary of the Commonwealth, etc.) are properly kept and updated. I also assist shareholders in negotiating the dissolution of closely-held corporations

Licensed for 13 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 03/17/2023

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Posted by Sharon | June 3, 2015
I was represented by Samantha for a unique and nasty tenancy lawsuit. Samantha guided me through this nightmare with professionalism, knowledge, and compassion. Samantha respected and acted on my expectations, always providing me with ample information to make decisions that were in my best interests. Samantha ultimately found a expeditious conclusion and a reasonable settlement for me. Funny, although enormously grateful to have this behind me- I miss her. I would certainly recommend Samantha MacDonald.
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Posted by Wendy | May 17, 2015
Knowlegable and professional legal advice.
Samantha is extremely knowledgable and professional. I have worked with her on more than one occasion and have found her to be responsive and easy to work with on all matters.
Posted by Anita | May 12, 2015
Gives Back to those in need in Worcester
Samantha McDonald has been a dedicated and impactful attorney providing pro bono representation to the poorest of the poor in Worcester. By her direct involvement in the Lawyer For the Day program in District Court she has helped countless indigent families, elders, disabled, veterans and low wage workers elevate out of poverty and begin leading self sufficient lives. Without her involvement with the Lawyer For the Day program these litigants would be perpetually be in crisis facing medical and other debts. Her legal representation is thorough, compassionate and zealous. Her pro bono work has been so prolific she was honored with CLA's 2014 Pro Bono Publico award. Grateful for her commitment and dedication to underserved in our community.
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Posted by Greg | May 11, 2015
Greg Morand, Principal, Omni Environmental Group, LLC
It has been a pleasure to work with Samantha McDonald over the years on various environmental-related projects for which my clients have required her services. During the time-frame in which I have known her professionally (+/-5 years) she has proven to be responsive to requests and prompt with salient information. Samantha is highly knowledgeable of the legal considerations pertaining to a specific project and has always remained focused and engaged through the projects process. Based upon prior experience, I will continue to recommend her to clients and look forward to working with Samantha on future projects.
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Posted by George | May 6, 2015
George Bell, President East Brookfield & Spencer Railroad
I have truly enjoyed working with Samantha McDonald as I engaged her to review of a contaminated parcel of property that my company has interest in purchasing. I have found her to be very responsive to schedule and complete my request. I also found her understanding and summarization of the potential legal impacts of the use limitations to be very helpful in our analysis as we proceed forward with the site acquisition. I look forward to working with Samantha as our project unfolds.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2015
Great opposing attorney to work with
I had the pleasure of being on the other side of a deal with Samantha and she was wonderful to work with. She was responsive, engaged, and well-grounded even when contentious issues appeared. I would look forward to work across the table from her again.
Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2015
Extremely Knowledgeable, Excellent Negotiator, Very Responsive
I am a local small business owner, and have been for the past 15 years. I have been forced to relocate my business. To say the least there have been many twist, turns and roadblocks along the way. Attorney McDonald has been there for me threw ought this ordeal. Her knowledge and ability to apply town, state and federal law coupled with her alpha predator like negotiation style is second to none. She is a busy attorney which means sometimes you can’t get an immediate response, but every response has come within 12 hours. Yes I have received responses late in the evening and early in the morning. I prefer a busy attorney rather than one who needs my billable hours on a daily basis. Her busyness means many others are using her service as I am quite honestly because she is the best I have ever had the pleasure to employ. I strongly recommend Attorney Samantha P. McDonald.
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Posted by Tom Doherty | May 5, 2015
Exceptional follow through, detailed and will always get you the best answers
Samantha has been extremely helpful, thorough and willing to go the extra mile. She has helped me many times with business and personal legal issues. I trust her and will use her again.
Posted by Michael ECHS | May 5, 2015
Competent Attroney
I have had the pleasure over the past two years to work with Attorney Samantha P McDonald on various projects, and have been pleasantly surprised about her vast working knowledge of the Real Estate industry. She is thorough ,prompt, and helped my company navigate a number of complex projects , seemingly with ease. I highly recommend her and its very clear to she is an extremely competent attorney.
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Posted by Clare | May 5, 2015
Helpful, smart attorney
I hired Ms. McDonald as my lawyer when I sold my business. Ms. McDonald was quickly responsive via email or phone when I needed her. As a newer attorney with her firm, she didn't hesitate to bring in a partner with more experience when she had concerns. I greatly appreciated her guidance and professional phrasing when writing legal documents. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2014
Opposing attorney, but very unwilling to negotiate or settle
I can't say how well Ms McDonald is representing her client's interest, but she refuses to negotiate or even answer phone calls. I would want a lawyer who seeks an expeditious and least expensive route to getting thing over with. Ms. McDonald does not seem interested in this at all.
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AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Fletcher Tilton PC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Paralegal
  • Law Office of Thomas J. Aitken
  • 1996 - 2007


  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Clark University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006


  • Greater Worcester Community Foundation
  • corporator
  • 2017 - Present
  • Music Worcester
  • corporator
  • 2016 - Present
  • Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc. (Y.O.U., Inc.)
  • Chair, Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Worcester County Bar Association
  • member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc. (Y.O.U., Inc.)
  • Director
  • 2009 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Women's Initiative
  • member
  • 2004 - Present
  • ArtsWorcester
  • Chair
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Women's Initiative
  • Steering Committee
  • 2013 - 2015
  • ArtsWorcester
  • Director
  • 2009 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Leadership Worcester
  • Greater Worcester Community Foundation & Worcester Chamber of Commerce
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Publico
  • Community Legal Aid
  • 2014
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  • Contributing author of Crocker’s Notes on Common Forms (10th ed., MCLE 2013), edited by Sydney F. Smithers, IV
  • Powers of Attorney
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Tax-Exempt Organizations from Start to Finish
  • Ethical Considerations in Representing Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • 2016

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Worcester Real estate Lawyer Samantha P. McDonald
Samantha P. McDonald
Real estate Attorney
Worcester, MA
Licensed for 13 years