Patricia Finnegan Gates


An experienced adviser and forceful client advocate, Patty provides valued counsel on diverse real estate matters, from simple real estate transactions to complex land use and development issues. She enjoys the variety inherent in her specialization—from researching legal issues and drafting real estate documents to appearances before permit-granting boards and trial courts.

Patty counsels both individuals and businesses regarding all aspects of real estate law, zoning and permitting, litigation, foreclosure and commercial transactions. She joined the firm in 2003.

Suffolk University Law School, JD, 1981
College of the Holy Cross, AB, 1978
Bar Admissions
Massachusetts, Supreme Judicial Court, 1981
U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, 1981
U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
Professional & Community Affiliations
Worcester County Bar Association (Executive Committee, 1986–1987)
Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Counsel Executive Committee (1992–1993)
Moot Court Board (President, 1980–1981)
Wachusett Regional School District Committee (2002–2005)