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Rory Fazendeiro.


Rory Z. Fazendeiro



Rory is a versatile, business-oriented lawyer who enjoys a diverse practice focused on corporate and real estate transactional matters. Representing clients of all sizes, from small family businesses to national and international companies, Rory thinks and acts like a “deal lawyer,” utilizing a client-centric approach built on trust, predictability, and an understanding of his client’s business and industry-specific issues. 

Rory’s M&A practice involves representing mostly privately-owned buyers and sellers in a wide range of stock and asset-based transactions. His clients span a multitude of different industries, with particular experience in the fields of technology, corporate real estate, professional services, and manufacturing. 

On a day-to-day basis, Rory provides general corporate advice to his business clients on a wide range of matters, including corporate governance, equity and executive compensation, licensing, service and supply agreements, joint ventures, and other strategic alliances. 

Rory’s real estate work involves commercial acquisitions and sales, development projects, real estate financing, commercial leasing, construction and commercial landlord/tenant issues. Rory has served as lead counsel for corporate clients with extensive real estate portfolios, including the national real estate portfolio of a major financial institution and global footprint of a corporate real estate services provider. 

Before Bowditch 

Before entering private practice, Rory coached collegiate baseball and then worked in professional baseball for a number of years. He now draws on this passion in his law practice, where he has represented various sports clubs and athletes. 

Besides work 

In his spare time, Rory enjoys coaching and watching his children play and compete in their various youth sports programs. Rory loves to cook, exercise, travel and play golf (not necessarily in that order). 


  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association 
  • Member, American Bar Association 
  • Member, Boston Bar Association, Business Litigation Committee 
  • Member, New York Bar Association, Securities Committee 
  • Volunteer, Greater Boston Council of the Jimmy Fund 


  • Co-Chair, Human Resources Committee, Smaller Business Association of New England (“SBANE”)  
  • General Counsel, New Bedford Bay Sox 

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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Federal Circuits


  • J.D., Roger Williams University School of Law
  • M.Ed., East Stroudsburg University
  • B.A., Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Computer hardware and IT services company in sale of stock from ESOP trust to private equity sponsor 
  • Closed multiple add-on and strategic acquisitions to achieve growth strategy for private equity portfolio companies 
  • Negotiated and documented major supply and services agreements on behalf of technology client 
  • Leasing counsel for landlord in Greater Boston multi-building office park 
  • Drafted and negotiated construction contract documents on behalf of owner for national renovation and improvement project of retail branch properties 
  • Private equity owner and global technology companies in several strategic acquisitions throughout the U.S. and abroad 
  • Negotiated and documented a commercial joint venture involving the development and bringing to market of cutting-edge technology products, including the related bridge financing, and IP licensing and related rights 
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