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Shawn D. Keefe

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  • Juris Doctor, New England Law | Boston, 2012
  • B.A., Connecticut College, 2009

Practice Focus.

Shawn Keefe focuses his practice in the areas of real estate law, representing clients ranging from owners of single-family homes to large commercial owners and developers, as well as estate planning and administration, and business law.

Representation Of Clients With Matters Before:

  • Waltham City Council;
  • Waltham Zoning Board of Appeals;
  • Waltham Conservation Commission;
  • Waltham License Commission;
  • Waltham Historical Commission.
  • Probate and Family Court Department of the Trial Court of Massachusetts.

A Sampling Of Representation Includes:

  • Real Estate:
    • Representation of owners of retail gas station before Waltham City Council to renovate and modernize 80-year-old gasoline / service station for new generation of use with associated convenience store.
  • Estate Planning and Administration:
    • Draft Estate Planning documents including but not limited to Wills and Trusts.
    • Assist clients with fulfilling fiduciary obligations as Estate representative and achieving the objectives of the Estate Plan after passing of a loved one.
    • Represented Personal Representative of Estate in proceeding to waive appointment of Guardian Ad Litem for minor devisee under the Will, saving Estate resources and expediting administration.
  • Business Law:
    • Representation of individuals in complex sales of membership interest in closely held corporations and limited liability companies.
    • Assist clients in the formation of Massachusetts corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, etc. including but not limited to Operating Agreements / Corporate By-Laws and by drafting and filing required documents with the Commonwealth of MA Secretary of State.
    • Negotiate Commercial Lease Agreements


  • Juris Doctor, New England Law | Boston, 2012
  • B.A., Connecticut College, 2009

Court Admissions:

  • Massachusetts – 2012


Shawn Keefe is a lifelong Waltham resident and has participated in numerous local charitable organizations and professional associations, including:

  • The Keefe Fund in Memory of Kevin J. Keefe
    • Kevin Keefe Memorial Scholarship – Waltham High School Senior Athlete, Waltham High School Senior Class Scholarship and Awards Night.
    • Charitable fundraising and contributions towards the fight against ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
  • Opportunities for Inclusion (formerly GWArc) –
    • Board of Directors June 2019 – Present,
    • Vice President of Board of Directors June 2021-Present.
  • Waltham Youth Hockey
    • Coach – 2020-Present.
    • Board of Directors – May 2022 – Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division – Board of Directors June 2019 – August 2022.
  • West Suburban Bar Association – Treasurer June 2022-Present.
  • REBA – Real Estate Bar Association of MA
    • Young Lawyers Section.
    • Estate Planning, Trusts, and Estate Administration Section.
    • Land Use and Zoning Section.

Massachusetts Super Lawyers: 2022, 2023 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.