Michael R. Connors

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  • Juris Doctor, Suffolk University Law School, 2002
  • LL.M. Taxation, Boston University Law School, 2007
  • B.A., Saint Anselm College, 1998
  • M.S. Suffolk University, 2002
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Practice Focus.

Mike Connors focuses his practice in the areas of real estate law, representing clients ranging from sellers and buyers of single family homes to large commercial owners and developers.

Representation of Clients with matters before:

  • Waltham City Council
  • Waltham Board of Survey & Planning
  • Waltham Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Waltham Conservation Commission
  • Waltham License Commission
  • Waltham Historical Commission

A sampling of representation includes:

    • Berkeley Investments (The Waltham Watch Factory): The multiphase project consisted of the restoration and adaptive reuse of approximately 400,000 square feet of interconnected buildings along the Charles River.


    • Lincoln Property Company (300 Third Avenue): Permitting of a new life science building, approximately 132,000 square feet, consisting of five levels of structured parking with a four-story office/research laboratory building above.


    • Alexandria Real Estate Equities (840 Winter Street): Permitting of the redevelopment of the existing 141,700 square foot Boston Sports Club and Celtics Training Facility into an approximately 171,000 square foot building containing medical office, general office, laboratory and manufacturing uses.

Link to “840 Winter Street” Article

    • Brandeis University (Skyline Residence Hall): Permitting of new, state-of-the-art dormitory as part of the historic Usen Castle complex, providing full accessibility and modern energy efficiency in housing for up to 164 students.


    • Brandeis University (Lemberg Children’s Center): Relocation of the Lemberg Children’s Center on campus into a much larger, new two-story structure licensed for up to 70 students.


    • 2Life Communities (Leland House): Permitting, pursuant to M.G.L. Chaper 40B, of a modern, three-story building with 68 affordable, fully handicap accessible and highly sustainable units for residents aged 62 and up.


    • Gore Place Society: Relocation and renovation of the Historic 1793 Carriage House located at Gore Place, the Federal period, historic house and estate of Massachusetts Governor Christopher Gore. Gore Place has been referred to as “The Monticello of the North”.


    • Premier Storage Investors (171 Bear Hill Road): Multifaceted (Zoning Board of Appeals and City Council) permitting of three-story, 111, 921 square foot climate controlled self-storage facility visible from Route 128.



  • Juris Doctor, Suffolk University Law School, 2002
  • LL.M. Taxation, Boston University Law School, 2007
  • B.A., Saint Anselm College, 1998
  • M.S. Suffolk University, 2002

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts – 2002
  • New Hampshire District Court – 2003
  • U.S. Supreme Court – 2009


Mike Connors has served as a longtime Officer, Director, President or Member of a number of local charitable organizations and professional associations, including:

  • Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce
  • West Suburban Bar Association
  • Waltham Lions Club
  • Waltham Boys & Girls Club
  • Wayland Zoning Board of Appeals
  • REBA Land Use and Zoning Committee
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Rising Star – Land Use / Zoning.
Rising Stars are chosen by their peers as being among the top up-and-coming lawyers and must be 40 years old or younger, or in practice 10 years or less. Only 2.5 percent of lawyers in Massachusetts are chosen as Massachusetts Rising Stars.
Massachusetts Super Lawyers: 2021, 2022, 2023 Super Lawyer – Land Use/Zoning
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