Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael Rabieh worked at two of Boston's largest law firms before opening his own practice in 2013. In addition to a law degree from Harvard Law School, he earned a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago. He has represented clients at every level of the Massachusetts court system, including the Supreme Judicial Court, and in federal courts in Massachusetts, at both the district and appellate levels.

Attorney Rabieh handles general civil litigation on behalf of individuals and businesses, with a focus on employment litigation, real estate disputes and appeals. He currently serves as the Chair of the Real Estate Law Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Michael S. Rabieh

Representative Matters Attorney Rabieh Has Handled

  • Obtained a six-figure settlement for a plaintiff alleging wrongful termination.
  • Obtained a six-figure settlement on behalf of a state employee alleging employment discrimination and wrongful termination.
  • Successfully defended a business owner from efforts to enforce a non-compete agreement.
  • Prevailed before the Massachusetts Appeals Court in Faisal v. Historic Boston, Inc., 91 Mass. App. Ct. 1127 (2017), resulting in the reversal of a trial court decision that had invalidated a historic preservation agreement.
  • Won summary judgment on behalf of a non-profit organization whose former employee had sued it for wrongful termination and related causes of action.
  • Won judgment at trial for real estate developer facing challenge to conservation commission order of conditions.
  • Prevailed before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Boston Police Dep't v. Kavaleski, 463 Mass. 680 (2012), which found that a police applicant had been wrongfully denied admission to the Boston Police Academy.
  • Represented the commercial developer of a shopping center in the trial courts and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, ultimately negotiating an agreement that allowed the project to come to fruition.
  • Represented state board in a successful effort to recover over ten million dollars in municipal losses stemming from the sub-prime mortgage crisis.
  • Successfully represented a real estate developer confronting challenges in the trial and appellate courts to a comprehensive permit for a residential project; the representation culminated in Taylor v. Housing Appeals Committee, 451 Mass. 149 (2008), and Taylor v. Board of Appeals of Lexington, 451 Mass. 270 (2008), which were selected by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as two of the most important decisions of 2008.

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