Patricia Finnegan Gates


Patricia Gates is an experienced adviser and formidable client advocate who provides valued legal counsel to clients on diverse real estate matters. Patty counsels individuals and businesses across all aspects of real estate law, zoning and permitting, litigation, foreclosure and commercial transactions.

With the firm since 2003, Patty has earned an outstanding reputation and gained broad experience. She handles matters ranging from simple real estate transactions to complex land use and real estate development issues. With 40 years as a real estate lawyer, Patty particularly enjoys the variety inherent in her field. She excels at all aspects of the practice, from researching legal issues and drafting real estate documents to appearing before permit-granting boards and trial courts. Her clients appreciate her efficient, direct approach to resolving real estate matters quickly and effectively.


  • 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)
Patricia Finnegan Gates

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, Supreme Judicial Court

  • U.S. District Court of Massachusetts

  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Suffolk University Law School, JD

  • College of the Holy Cross, AB