Robin Stein


Phone: 617.654.1706
Practice Areas: Land Use, General Municipal Law


Attorney Robin Stein’s practice focuses on a wide range of municipal legal areas including land use, real estate, procurement, open meeting law, conflict of interest, general litigation and municipal governance.  She also has extensive experience as a trial attorney representing both public and private sector clients and as an administrator in local government.

Prior Experience

Town of Danvers, Danvers, MA
Assistant Town Manager (2016-2018)
Collaborated with local elected and appointed officials to advance the interests of a Town with approximately 27,000 residents and an operating budget in excess of $100,000,000 with a particular focus in the areas of procurement, planning and economic development, technology, insurance, human resources, collective bargaining and public records.

City of Methuen, Methuen, MA
Chief of Staff (2014-2016)
Worked closely with the Mayor and other elected and appointment officials to advance the interests of a City with approximately 50,000 residents and an operating budget of $150,000,000 relative to general government operations, budgets and municipal finance, OPEB, health insurance, land use and economic development, net metering credits, net school spending and long-term planning.    

City of Salem, Salem, MA
Assistant City Solicitor (2011-2014)
Advised the Mayor and other elected and appointed officials in matters relating to land use, litigation, uniform procurement, open meeting law and municipal governance.

Westhill Technology Counsel, Beverly, MA
Associate (2011-2014)
Provided advice to small and medium-sized businesses with a focus on those that create and use new and emerging technologies.  Served as outside general counsel and provided litigation management services. 

MacLean, Holloway, Doherty Ardiff & Morse, P.C., Peabody, MA
Associate (2006-2014)
Represented clients in a variety of complex litigation matters including land use, real estate, municipal, landlord-tenant, employment, probate, trust and estate, guardianship, contract and commercial cases.

Law Offices of Charles F. Houghton
Associate (2004-2006)
Provided full service representation to clients in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, land use and municipal permitting.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts Bar
  • U.S. District Court (Mass.)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


Suffolk University Law School
Certificate in Local Government Leadership and Management, 2015

Northeastern University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2002

American University
Bachelor of Arts, 1999