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Adam Dash
  • Principal Attorney
  • Founder

Location:

Somerville, MA

Phone:

Fax:

617-625-9452

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Adam Dash is the principal attorney and founder of the law firm of Adam Dash & Associates in Davis Square, where he represents many businesses and individuals in real estate, zoning, divorce and commercial matters.

Mr. Dash has taught Corporations, Agency and Partnership law at the National Academy for Paralegal Studies at Framingham State College and has lectured at schools and social service agencies throughout the Boston area. He was president of the Somerville Homeless Coalition from 2000-2003, chairman of the Somerville Chamber of Commerce from 2002-2006,  chairman of the Town of Belmont Community Preservation Act Study Committee, and a full Member of the Town of Belmont Zoning Board of Appeals. 

He is currently a Warrant Committee member, Vice-Chair of the Underwood Pool Building Committee, and an elected Town Meeting Member for the Town of Belmont. He is also a member of the Somerville Zoning Advisory Committee. Attorney Dash was the recipient of the Hazel Hughes Award of Distinction from the Somerville Community Corporation in 1994, and was named the Best Lawyer in Somerville for 2012 by the Somerville News.

Mr. Dash holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Fine Arts from Brandeis University and a J.D. from George Washington University.

Areas Of Practice

  • Real Estate-Transactional, Zoning and Permitting, Litigation
  • Family Law-Divorce, Paternity, Child Custody and Support
  • Small Business Issues-Contracts, Leases, Transactions, Financing
  • Administrative Law-Licenses, Permits, Professional Discipline

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1991

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1990
  • Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List 1983-1987
    • Honors: Economics Tutor 1986-1987
    • Major: Economics and Fine Arts

Representative Cases

  • Lowell Development and Finance Corp. v. Winter Hill Bank, FSB, 508 B.R. 790, 2014, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for MA

Classes/Seminars

  • Instructor in Corporations, Partnerships and Agency; Law Office Management; Administrative Law; and Trial Practice Assistantship, National Academy of Paralegal Studies, 1993 to 1994
  • Lecturer, Condominium Law, Century 21 Commonwealth, 2004 to 2004
  • Lecturer regarding legal aspects of first-time home buying as part of the HOMEBASE program, City of Boston, Department of Public Facilities, 1994
  • Lecturer on Operating Under The Influence to Driver's Education classes, Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School , 1994
  • Lecturer on School-To-Work Program, Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School , 1997
  • Lecturer on Statutory Rape issues, Boston Initiative For Teen Pregnancy Prevention, 1996
  • Lecturer on Employment, Credit and Landlord/Tenant issues to ESL students, North Reading YMCA, 1999 to 2000
  • Lecturer on home buying, business law issues and consumer protection, La Alianza Hispana, 1999
  • Lawyer of the Day , Suffolk County Probate and Family Court, 1999 to Present
  • Lawyer of the Day, Middlesex County Probate and Family Court, 2000 to Present
  • Lecturer on carbon monoxide detector law, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 2006
  • Mentor for The Family Law Project for Battered Women, Women’s Bar Foundation, 2009 to Present

Honors and Awards

  • Hazel Hughes Award of Distinction, Somerville Community Corporation
  • Best Lawyer in Somerville
  • Martindale-Hubbel, BV Rated
  • Better Business Bureau, A+ Rated
  • The Somerville News Weekly, named Somerville’s Special Person of the Week

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member, 1991 to Present
  • Better Business Bureau, Member, 2007 to Present
  • Notary Public, 1992 to Present
  • Somerville Chamber of Commerce, Past Chairman, Officer, Director & Member , 1995 to Present
  • Lawyers Clearinghouse On Affordable Housing And Homelessness, Member & Legislative Committee, 1993 to 1995
  • Somerville Homeless Coalition, Board member, President, Vice-President, Fundraising Committee, member, Chairman, Nominating Committee, Chairman, Road Race Committee, Founder and Chairman, 1993 to Present
  • Middlesex County Bar Association, Member , 1993 to 2007
  • Somerville Bar Association, Member , 1999 to 2006
  • Massachusetts Democratic Party, Delegate from Wards 5 and 7, Somerville, Massachusetts to the Massachusetts State Democratic Convention , 1995 to 1999
  • Somerville Youth Soccer League, Coach , 2003 to 2007
  • Brandeis University, Mock Trial Judge
  • Town of Belmont, Warrant Committee. Member, Vice Chair, Community Preservation Act Study Committee, chairman, Zoning Board of Appeals, Associate Member, Full Member, Town Meeting Member, Underwood Pool Building Committee, Vice Chair , 2007 to 2016
  • Beth El Temple Center, Trustee, 2007 to 2010
  • City of Somerville, Zoning Advisory Committee, Member , 2013 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian, Associate Attorney, 1991 to 1993
  • Anderson and Quinn, Law Clerk, 1989 to 1989

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lawyer of the Day, Middlesex Probate and Family Court, 2000
  • Chairman, Somerville Chamber of Commerce, 2002 to 2006

Ancillary Businesses

  • Member, Town of Belmont Warrant Committee
  • Former Member, Town of Belmont Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Former Chairman, Town of Belmont Community Preservation
  • Act Study Committee