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James B. Heffernan

Real estate Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   3 reviews

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Licensed for 15 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 09/19/2022

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Rich May, P.C.
176 Federal Street
Boston, MA, 02110


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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2014
Excellent Lawyer
Jim represented me and my wife during the sale and purchase of two separate properties simultaneously. His counsel and work ethic are beyond reproach. He spent more time working through the kinks of our contracts than the deal deserved and was always forthright and responsive. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone in the Boston area seeking representation in matters of real estate. A buyer/seller would be hard pressed to find someone more capable.
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Posted by Molly | June 18, 2014
Highly recommend James Heffernan
Jim went above and beyond for us during both the sale of our apt and the purchase of a new one. Our new place was new construction and there were several delays from the builders. Jim was a fantastic advocate for us and kept us informed every step of the way. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2014
highly capable attorney
We provide a full range of environmental consulting services. Jim provided zoning, real estate, and environmental land use legal services to us. We also shared a number of clients in these practice areas. We were very happy with Jim's services.


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Work Experience

  • Counsel
  • Rich May, P.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Counsel
  • Partridge Snow & Hahn, LLP
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Bacon Wilson, PC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Contract Attorney
  • Demeo & Associates
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Choate Hall & Stewart
  • 2007 - 2009
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  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Boston University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004


  • Pioneer Valley Young Democrats
  • Political Director
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Hampshire County Bar Association
  • Chair, New Lawyers Assocation
  • 2010 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • English


  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Boston Rising Star
  • National Law Journal
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Cali Award for Excellence in Legal Ethics
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Collection Law and Bankruptcy Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (34)
Unknown Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the highest regard for James's work."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is a terrific attorney and an even better person. He is extremely knowledgeable in real estate law as well as land use and zoning matters. I cannot recommend Jim highly enough."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim is a no-nonsense, practical commercial real estate lawyer. He will get the job done efficiently and correctly. I highly recommend Jim for all of your real estate needs."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Jim in several matters. In every instance, he has been straightforward and well-prepared and conducted with integrity."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I highly endorse Jim Heffernan. I was his supervising partner when he worked for Bacon Wilson, PC, and always found him well-prepared and very smart. He consistently obtained great results in contested legal matters, did a fantastic job drafting legal documents and was well liked by both his co-workers and clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Boston Real estate Lawyer James B. Heffernan
James B. Heffernan
Real estate Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 15 years