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Amy L. Fracassini

phone: 617-589-3862
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PRACTICE & FOCUS AREA
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Amy is a corporate and real estate attorney with a focus on general business and transactions. Corporate client work involves the full scope of representation from formation to sale, including mergers and acquisitions, contracts, business counseling, and corporate finance. Amy also represents real estate developers and businesses with real estate portfolios in acquisitions, sales, financings and leasing. A skilled negotiator and problem solver, Amy is motivated by helping clients achieve their goals, working through complex issues, and mentoring the firm’s younger associates.

Current president, shareholder since 2006 and executive committee member since 2015, Amy joined the firm in 1998. Before Davis Malm, she practiced in New Hampshire and worked as an assistant national bank examiner with the New York District Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Her role as a comptroller gave her the skills and insight to analyze contracts, facilitate banking matters, lending transactions and financial documents, and negotiate the best deals for her clients.

RESULTS
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  • Represented a privately held metal fabrication company in the $58 million sale of the company to a publicly traded manufacturer of engineered industrial products.
  • Represented a privately held education software company in the $35 million sale to a publicly traded provider of nonprofit software and services.
  • Represented a privately held provider of management software in the $22.5 million sale of the company to a global provider of real estate property management software.
  • Represented a NYSE-listed company in a $12.5 million acquisition of assets of dry cleaning waste and wastewater treatment facilities located in Ohio and Illinois.
  • Represented a national retailer in the sale and leaseback of real property in the United States.
  • Represented a client in the formation of for-profit and non-for-profit corporations and the subsequent licensing of intellectual property, and negotiation of services agreements with private, for-profit end-users, and municipal and state agency end-users.
  • Represented a family-owned business in the acquisition, sale, and leasing of its properties in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.
  • Represented a privately held software company in the $22.5 million sale of the company.
  • Represent a privately held real estate investment company in the acquisition, financing, leasing, and management of properties in Cambridge, Boston, and Florida.
  • Represent a state-chartered bank in commercial loan transactions.
CREDENTIALS
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Distinctions:

  • Selected a “Top Woman of Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 2018
  • Selected Chambers USA Leading Lawyer 2016-2019; Recognized Practitioner, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America©, 2018-2020
  • Peer Review AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest bestowed rating
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2008-2018 (Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts 2013-2015)

Admitted:

  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire

Fellow

  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation.

Member

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association
  • International Lawyers Network, Board of Directors and Co-Chair of the Real Estate Specialty Group
MORE THAN A LAWYER
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In addition to her board and executive committee roles, Amy serves as Secretary of Junior Achievement of Northern New England. In her downtime, she enjoys Pilates, spinning and Orange Theory classes, gardening, traveling, and sailing with her husband John.

News & Insights
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Innovative: Mentoring in the Millennial World, panel moderator at TiE-Boston StartupCon

Debt Outlook and Impact on Investment, moderator at Bisnow Panel

Career Paths: Four Roads to Success, panelist at the Empowering Women in Business Conference at Nichols College

New Rules Applicable to Notaries Public, authored Davis Malm client alert

How a Small Firm Pulled Off One of the Year’s Biggest Deals, mentioned in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

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