Shirin Everett


Phone: 617.556.0007
Practice Areas: General Municipal, Real Estate

Attorney Shirin Everett represents cities and towns in all aspects of general municipal law, including town meeting, procurement, bylaws and ordinances, municipal finance, public records, and real estate law, and serves as chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. Attorney Everett has over 15 years of experience in real estate law, including acquisitions, eminent domain proceedings, dispositions, protection of land, development of property for affordable housing and other purposes, roadway issues, and chapter lands. She has particular experience with the Community Preservation Act and complex multi-party, public-private developments advancing municipal interests, such as economic development, affordable housing, and health care. Attorney Everett regularly negotiates purchase and sale agreements, leases, including renewable energy and telecommunications leases, pilot agreements, land development agreements, and affordable housing documents. She also advises on easements, restrictions, covenants, and zoning and subdivision issues. Additionally, Attorney Everett drafts requests for proposals, warrant articles, and conducts real estate closings.

Attorney Everett’s prior experience includes both private and public sector practice, representing lenders, borrowers, developers, and governmental bodies.

Representative Matters

  • Represented the Towns of Amherst, Provincetown, Burlington and other municipalities in selling and leasing land to national and regional non-profit organizations for the development of affordable housing in participation with state and private lenders
  • Assisted in several multi-party agreements on the financing, conveyance, use and re-development of land, including the transfer of the Cape End Manor from the Town of Provincetown to a nonprofit organization, and conveyances of land by the Cities of New Bedford and Everett for economic revitalization purposes
  • Represented the Towns of West Boylston, and Shirley, among others, in leasing land for the installation and operation of solar voltaic systems
  • Advised the Towns of Groton, Amherst, Walpole, and Belchertown, among others, in acquiring and permanently preserving land for open space, recreation, and watershed protection purposes
  • Represented a municipality in the lease, acquisition, and closure of a mobile-home park devastated by tropical storm
  • Represented the Town of Salisbury in protecting sand dunes and preventing floods and costal damage
  • Obtained a favorable decision from the Supreme Judicial Court on the land registration system, affirming the ability of the Land Court judges to invalidate defective certificates of title.
  • General municipal law services as primary contact attorney for towns. Responsible to Boards of Selectmen and Town Administrators and Managers for providing efficient and cost effective Town Counsel services

Prior Experience
Boston Housing Authority, Boston, MA
Associate, General Counsel’s Office (1998-2000)
Researched and analyzed contract, construction, and real estate law issues. Responsible for two large construction law cases.
Professional Memberships

  • Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts (REBA)
  • Past co-chair and chair, Boston Bar Association, Title and Coveyancing Committee

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts Bar


Boston University School of Law
Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1997
Paul J. Liacos Scholar
Member, Public Interest Law Journal

Lawrence University
Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1993
Phi Beta Kappa