Press Release: Bowditch & Dewey Welcomes Real Estate and Environmental Partner Samantha McDonald

Worcester, MA – January 8, 2018 –Bowditch & Dewey announced today that Samantha McDonald has joined the firm as a partner in the real estate and environmental practice area.

Ms. McDonald focuses her practice on business and real estate property law. She represents clients in a wide range of matters, including the purchase and sale of businesses, landlord-tenant disputes, land use and development, and surrounding property issues.

“As the strategic growth of our firm continues, Samantha is an important addition to our highly regarded and very active real estate and corporate practice groups,” says Robert Cox, Jr., managing partner of Bowditch & Dewey. “She is well known in the Worcester community for her dedication to helping nonprofit organizations. Samantha’s demonstrated involvement and sincere interest in the community is in tune with our culture and what we expect from our entire team.”

“We are growing the firm in all areas of practice, adding eight new attorneys in just under three years.  As we continue to expand our real estate practice, we are delighted to welcome Samantha who brings a wealth of experience to our clients,” added Paul Bauer, head of the real estate group at Bowditch & Dewey.

Ms. McDonald is a member of the Worcester County Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association and the American Bar Association, including the organization’s Environment, Energy & Resources and the Real Property, Trust & Estates Sections.

In addition, she is an active member of the community, currently serving as a director of the Worcester Regional Research Bureau, and a Corporator of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation and of Music Worcester.  She recently completed a term as chair of the Board of Directors at Y.O.U., Inc. of Worcester, is past president of ARTSWorcester, and served on the Steering Committee for the Women’s Initiative of the United Way of Central Massachusetts. Ms. McDonald is a member of the environmental preservation groups, Wachusett Greenways and the White Oak Land Trust.

Ms. McDonald has been honored as a recipient of the 2014 Pro Bono Publico Award from Community Legal Aid and was selected as a member of Leadership Worcester, a joint program of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation and the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2016.  She has also been recognized as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” In 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Ms. McDonald received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and a B.A., cum laude, from Clark University in environmental studies.

About Bowditch & Dewey, LLP

With nearly 60 lawyers, Bowditch & Dewey, LLP offers a depth of practice in the core areas of business and finance, real estate and environmental, litigation, employment, and estate and tax planning. The firm has the talent, skills and knowledge to handle complex transactions and counsel New England businesses and institutions on the full range of legal issues. The firm is a member of MSI Global Alliance, one of the world’s leading international associations of independent legal and accounting firms.

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