Steve Meltzer, Founder and Executive Director


I am a lawyer by training and experience. I have over 15 years experience working in the various legal positions providing legal services for individuals and for government, public interest and private sector organizations. As a lawyer, I concentrated my practice in two general areas, business law and real estate development law.

For my business clients, I’ve assisted in the full life-cycle of non-profit, traditional and high-technology ventures including privacy regulation and compliance, choice of entity and formation decisions, tax-exempt status, partnership, capitalization and financing, contracting, licensing and intellectual property matters, and the resolution of business disputes and other challenges.

For my real estate development clients I’ve focussed on real estate development, affordable housing, permitting, land use and zoning matters, as well as the corporate, partnership and other business and litigation issues inherent in the business of development.

In addition, I was on the faculty at the New England School of Law for over 10 years as an Adjunct Professor of Law .

I am active in my community, serving as a coach for a U10 girls soccer team. When not injured, I play soccer and am a bicyclist and jogger (when not recovering from soccer injuries). I serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals in Framingham and am proud to be a Member of the Board of the Michael Lisnow Respite Center in Hopkinton. In the past, I have served as President of the Board of the Dismas House of Massachusetts, as a Mock Trial Coach in the Worcester Middle Schools and as a Human Rights Committee Member for Charles River Health Management.


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