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Alan Stanford Fanger

Litigation Attorney at Natick, MA

5.0   24 reviews
  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 36 years
    California - CA 37 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
    Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled) No misconduct found

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

About Alan

Learn Alan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    I have developed a specialty in representing persons in probate matters (inheritance, will, and trust challenges), real estate disputes, business conflicts, and wage and compensation disputes.

    37 years

  2. Probate

  3. Appeals
    I have handled and argued numerous appeals, before the Massachusetts Appeals Court, Supreme Judicial Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

    37 years

  4. Business
    I have developed a specialty in representing persons in business conflicts and disputes.

    10 years

  5. Landlord or tenant
    I represent both landlords and tenants in residential and commercial settings. I have developed a specialty in security deposit claims.

    37 years

  6. Real estate
    I have developed a specialty in representing persons in real estate disputes and contractor issues.

    10 years

Alan is a member of the American Bar Association and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA). Since 2008 he has been co-chair of MATA’s monthly luncheon speaker series and has given presentations to that group. More recently Alan was a panelist at a Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) seminar on “Lawyers in Transition”; Alan’s presentation addressed new court rules and procedures for attorneys transitioning back into practice.

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Alan Stanford Fanger
220 North Main Street, Suite 301
Natick, MA, 01760


5.0 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Clear, confident, and efficient
We hired Alan to help us deal with a demand letter for unpaid rent after our landlord breached a settlement contract. He ably negotiated with our former landlord's attorney and called their bluff on several occasions. What we most appreciated about Alan's counsel was his dogged advocacy for our case especially when we felt like caving. Alan was mindful of our time and responded only when necessary and as cogently as possible. You want this guy in your corner.
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Posted by Lucas | March 25, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
HOA Dispute
I was somewhat panicked about having a lien placed on my condo. I called Alan and within 10 minutes he laid out a plan of action. He pointed out areas of the law that supported my case that I would never have known about if I'd try to do my own research. Incredibly helpful, calming influence.
Posted by Richard | January 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Representation and a Calming Influence
Alan did wonderful work on our behalf in a difficult legal situation. His representation was excellent, and he prepared us for each step of the process. He understood that it was an emotional time for us and provided a calming influence as he discussed the facts and options of the proceedings. I recommend him without hesitation!
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Posted by Alessandra | December 19, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Even-tempered and courteous
Attorney Fanger showed remarkable empathy in helping me with an insurance claim for my mother, who lives in New Hampshire. He was detailed and thorough, summed up the situation, recommended a competent NH lawyer – and refused to charge for his time. I greatly appreciated his even-tempered, courteous approach.
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Personable
Alan Fanger was professional, knowledgeable, and personable. He was responsive to my questions and paid great attention to my case. I really appreciated his expertise and diligence. I was ultimately very satisfied with his services and enjoyed working with him.
Posted by Neil | November 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Thorough and Compassionate
Alan has been very thorough in working our case. He explains all the details and the pros ad cons of each approach. We never had any problems getting in touch with him when we had a new situation arise. He also treated us with respect and dignity during a tough time for us. He was always understanding and compassionate during our difficult and personal case.
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Posted by Kate | September 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Hire him!
Attorney Fanger took over my eviction case in the 11th hour, when there truly appeared to be no hope. Obstacles that stood in the way of a settlement in this case for years seemingly vanished overnight. After a 5 year battle involving a previous Attorney, Mr Fanger secured a settlement and saved our home within 2 months. Honestly the best money I've ever spent. Honest, kind, tenacious and just a great person all around. Don't hesitate in hiring him, he's one of the good ones.
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Posted by Melissa Palinski | May 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, tenacious litigation lawyer. Highly recommend.
Attorney Fanger represented my husband in a landlord tenant eviction case. He was honest throughout and was unyielding in his pursuit for the best possible outcome. He was an amazing attorney and we would 100% hire again.
Posted by Andrea | March 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Will Contest
I should have written this review a few years ago, but just never got around to it. Without Alan, we would have lost our house to a greedy, unscrupulous ex-in-law. In fact, four attorneys refused to take on our case because they said we could never win, but Alan took it on. Although it was a grueling fight, in the end, we kept our house and got back most of our attorney's fees. So many lessons were learned thanks to Alan's in-depth knowledge and willingness to go where other lawyers refused to go.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
I was very impressed with Mr. Fanger's friendliness, professionalism, and readiness to help me in any way he could. He was expedient and thorough in producing the results I needed. I'm very grateful and happy for all he's done for me. Thanks again Alan!!!
Posted by Frances | February 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, articulate, and caring
He was recommended by my sister who had used his service before. I thought he was someone that any landlord should have on his speed-dial. He was extremely knowledgeable. He gave me things 'as is', no sugar coating, no embellishing, no promising the moon. That allows you to see the whole picture. I thought his approach to things were pragmatic and even-handed. He does things that you ask him, and he also tells you to do some things on your own to save money. He is accessible, and he listens to you very carefully. It is my pleasure to take the time to write this review for him.
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Posted by Kathy | May 12, 2015
If you want an excellent attorney Alan is the one
I met Alan through a mutual acquaintance. He represented me in a mis-classification case. He always looked out for my best interest. due to circumstances in my personal life it was best for me to settle out of court. Alan understood that & he was able to do just that. Alan kept me informed every step of the way. He always explained things to me & never rushed me. He always got back to me in a timely manner whether it was through e-mail or telephone. He used drop box & any papers he received or filed he immediately put them on drop box. I would highly recommend Alan. He is very knowledgeable in many areas of law. You will not go wrong having Alan represent you
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2014
Highly recommend Alan Fanger for Real Estate issues. He knows what he's doing.
Attorney Alan Fanger represented me in a case that was recently settled. Even though I did not recover what I had originally filed suit for, Mr. Fanger guided me to the best outcome overall. I had been involved in a legal dispute once before where I received legal representation from a larger firm than Mr. Fanger’s. The outcome was positive but the lingering impression was different. First off, I felt Mr. Fanger understood the ins and outs of the legal landscape of my case and would not have agreed to take the case otherwise. The larger law firm seemed like they knew what they were doing collectively but the handling of the case felt fractured and inconsistent at times. Second, Mr. Fanger made good use of technology to keep cost down such as the Dropbox mobile app for file sharing instead of email file attachments and, emails for almost all communications thus avoiding phone tagging. Occasionally we touched base over the phone when needed. Third, Mr. Fanger seemed more precise in his billing practices by using smaller increments time. All in all, Mr. Fanger was pragmatic and conscientious. I highly recommend Mr. Alan Fanger for anyone who needs help in the areas of the law he practices in.
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Posted by Amanda | March 23, 2014
excellent lawyer, highly recommended!
Alan recently settled my case with a former employer out of court in a very short amount of time. He is extremely well educated, patient, and direct. He did whatever he could to make it as smooth and painless as possible for me at any cost. He was also available any day any time to answer my questions and address any concerns. Even at the end of my case, he showed such care and genuine concern about the outcome not only as my lawyer but more as a friend. I would highly recommend Allan Fanger to anyone looking for an amazing attorney who will honestly help you through whatever you may need assistance with thanks again Alan!
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Posted by Jill | December 31, 2013
Fearlessly fights for fair and transparent condominium board elections
I initially contacted Alan to represent my rights and interests as a dissident condo board member at our annual owners meeting. At the meeting, an election dispute arose and I continued to work with Alan to fight for a fair and honest election process driven by owner welfare rather than board member agendas. Alan represented the rights of owners and fearlessly stood his ground. He was not afraid to challenge the opposing association attorneys. Alan courageously demanded accountability from opposing counsel and the condo association board they represented even if the demand raised questions of professional responsibility.
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Posted by Paul | March 23, 2013
Quick action
Saw Alan's website while researching MA laws on tenant's security deposits. I was having no luck coaxing my former landords to refund my money in a timely manner. Alan was on the case in a heartbeat and we conducted all business via emails. He obtained quick results and resolved the issue in my favor. Despite the fact that we never met in person, we were able to establish a working relationship. I owe this to Alan's professionalism and tenacity.
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Posted by David | February 27, 2013
An attorney that cares
I contacted Alan on a probate matter that I did not understand. He was incredibly warm, responsive and a consummate professional. I found his guidance and approach to always be in my best interest. Alan is one of those attorneys that ANYONE would benefit from his counsel. There are not enough superlatives to describe how well he serves his clients as well as his profession.
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Posted by Scott | March 27, 2012
Truly outstanding service
Alan Fanger is a highly talented attorney and on top of that a truly great guy. He handled my case with a level of conscientiousness, honesty and knowledge that put my worries to rest during a complex business dispute. Alan made himself easily accessible and went the extra mile to ensure I understood every detail of my case. The service was outstanding and I would highly recommend Alan to anyone in need of an attorney.
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Posted by Jennifer | November 9, 2011
Kind, Effective and Efficient
Alan did a wonderful job for us in a very hard situation. He communicated very well and always was able to get back to us the same day. It is sometimes difficult to trust someone that you don't know but I would not hesitate to hire Alan. There is no one better!
Posted by Michael | October 5, 2011
A lawyer to make you feel comfortable during uncomfortable times.
It was a pleasure to work with Alan at a time when I was at a low point emotionally. Having to go through litigation was a difficult time for me as I did not know what to expect and Alan turned out to be a blessing. I was able to get through it knowing he was involved and looking out for my best interests.
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Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Pettit & Martin
  • 1987 - 1989


  • Boston University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1986
  • University of Michigan
  • B.A.
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Thomas v. City of Taunton et al
  • Settled for $1.35 million


  • Real Estate Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Mass. Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • "Super Lawyer"
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • "Super Lawyer"
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • "SuperLawyer"
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • "SuperLawyer"
  • Law & Politics magazine
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Reducing Client Anxiety: Innovative Methods for Preparing Clients for Depositions, Trials and Mediations
  • Civil Litigation
  • 2019
  • Innovative Methods for Reducing Client Anxiety About Depositions, Trials and Mediations
  • Preparing Clients for Depositions, Trials and Mediations
  • 2019
  • Preparing Clients for Depositions
  • Preparing Clients for Depositions
  • 2018
  • Mass. Academy of Trial Attorneys Suburban Group
  • "Effective Use of the Media"
  • 2012
  • "The Dan Schwartzman Show"
  • "Bountygate and the Jerry Sandusky Sentence"
  • 2012
  • Monthly meeting
  • "How Accountants Can Protect Elderly Clients From Financial Abuse"
  • 2011
  • Thursday lunch series
  • Recent Developments in Legal Malpractice Law
  • 2008
  • Lawyers in Transition Conference
  • Navigating the Court System: A Guide for Lawyers Returning to the Profession
  • 2007
  • "Investing in Residential Real Estate"
  • Landlord-tenant law
  • 2003
  • "How to Purchase a Condominium"
  • Condominium Law
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
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Business Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Alan is an outstanding business attorney. Highly recommended!"
Litigation Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alan is knowledgeable in real estate and probate litigation. Alan is smart, honest, and hard working. Alan's interest in the law is broad as evidenced by his periodic role on WBZ weekend radio with Jordan Rich where they talk about the issues of the week, from Obamacare to "Deflategate." Alan is well rounded and is a fine attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alan is a great lawyer and a great guy as well. He fiercely advocates for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alan is a top notch attorney who fight hard for his clients. He brings a combination of sensitivity to a clients concerns and smarts that is unique and makes him a wise counselor as well as a great litigator."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Fanger is an "attorney's attorney": extremely well regarded for probate, estate, and wills and trust litigation."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alan is a respected member of the community and he knowledge of the law and experience is highly valued. I endorse Alan's work."
Unknown Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the pleasure of knowing Attorney Fanger and confidently recommend him. Alan is a skilled litigator and brings his vast legal knowledge and insight to every client's cause."
Litigation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Alan is an experienced, highly skilled and effective litigator who skillfully worked with me to protect and enforce the rights of a trust beneficiary. He managed the case in a way that was cost-effective and led to a appropriate conclusion. I was very pleased by the experience."
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