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Press Release: Katherine Garrahan Receives MetroWest Chamber of Commerce’s Business Leader of the Year Award

Worcester, Framingham and Boston, MA—November 17, 2022—Katherine Garrahan, a partner at Bowditch & Dewey LLP, was named Business Leader of the Year this week by the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber president Jim Giammarinaro praised Garrahan’s devotion to the MetroWest community at an awards ceremony Wednesday night.

“I’m quite sure that our Chamber would not be where it is today without Kathy’s leadership,” he said, adding that her commitment to the chamber “was beyond what anyone would imagine.”

Currently the Chamber’s general counsel, Garrahan has also served as the Chamber’s chair as well as head of its public policy committee. She was instrumental in helping the group thrive during a leadership change three years ago. She also is president of MetroWest Legal Services, where she has been on the board since 2003.

Garrahan, a real estate attorney at Bowditch & Dewey, is the fourth generation of her family serving the Chamber. Her law practice focuses on land-use, zoning, permitting, and leasing matters helping businesses, schools, and social service groups.

Paul C. Bauer, Bowditch’s practice area leader for Real Estate, Finance and Corporate, lauded Garrahan’s work.

“For years, Kathy has steered clients through government requirements to complete game-changing development projects for some of MetroWest’s best-known commercial and retail properties,” he said. “Kathy’s guidance in helping businesses succeed at the highest level truly makes her a deserving business leader of the year.”

State Senate President Karen E. Spilka presented Garrahan with a citation from the Massachusetts State Senate in recognition of the award.


Bowditch is a highly regarded law firm handling sophisticated transactions, challenging litigation and complex regulatory issues for businesses, families and institutions throughout Massachusetts, the region and beyond.

With more than 60 lawyers seamlessly connected in three strategic Massachusetts offices – Boston, Framingham and Worcester – Bowditch is deep in the areas of business, real estate and environmental, litigation, employment and labor, and estate and tax planning, delivering outstanding client satisfaction and big-firm quality legal services.




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