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Michelle N. Farkas

Michelle Farkas joined Gravel & Shea in 1999 after practicing at Goodwin Procter in Boston. At Gravel & Shea, Michelle focuses on complex commercial real estate transactions, representing developers and non-institutional investors in real estate acquisition, development, financing, zoning and land use matters. Michelle has extensive experience in assisting developers with establishing and managing condominium and planned unit developments, assisting both local and national landlords and tenants with commercial and retail leasing. Her clients include retail developers, residential and mixed-use developers, ski industry developers, wireless service providers, industrial and manufacturing clients as well as small business owners.  Michelle is a member of the emerging technologies group focusing on applying blockchain technology to real estate transactions.

Practice Areas


  • Boston College Law School, J.D. 1996, cum laude
    • Note Editor, Third World Law Journal
  • Cornell University, B.A. 1993, with distinction in all subjects; Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts (1996)
  • Vermont (1999)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Board Member and Chair of the Governance Committee, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Vermont
  • Member, Chittenden County, Vermont, Massachusetts and American Bar Associations


  • Named 2012 and 2020 Burlington Lawyer of the Year for Real Estate Law in The Best Lawyers in America©
  • Listed in Super Lawyers© since 2020
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2007
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2003