Michael D. MacClary

Partner | Co-Chair, Real Estate


Mike MacClary's practice focuses on retail leasing and general commercial real estate. He represents commercial tenants, including restaurant owners and franchisees in various retail industries, as well as landlords in Greater Boston. He also has extensive experience with retail, office and warehouse leases and subleases.

Mike counsels numerous charter schools throughout New England on leasing, real estate conveyancing, financing options and governance issues. He works closely with the school’s administration and trustees to help oversee the acquisitions and operation of their facilities and ensure compliance with state regulations.

Prior to joining Burns & Levinson LLP in 2004, Mike was an associate at both Hale and Dorr, LLP, and Adelson, Golden, Loria & Simons.


J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, 1998

B.A., Government, Wesleyan University, 1993



honors & awards

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Go To Real Estate Lawyer (2023)

The Best Lawyers in America© Best Lawyer, Real Estate Law (2018-2024)

community involvement

Middlesex Human Services Association

  • Board of Directors


American Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

Boston Bar Association

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties

International Council of Shopping Centers

Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts

  • Past President


“Why the Vanilla Box Option is Popular in Retail Leasing,” Banker & Tradesman, October 2015

“Regional Meetings Bring a Wealth of Material to Members,” REBA News, March 2013