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Grace Gonzalez Connolly - Newburyport, MA

P.O. Box 33251 Green Street Newburyport, MA 01950 - 2646

Updated: 04/26/2021

Newburyport Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions Lawyer

Overview

Mrs. Connolly was born in Santiago, Cuba. She and her husband Jim reside in Newburyport, where they raised their three daughters. She is fluent in Spanish and French. Mrs. Connolly enjoys dance, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, walking and hiking. Attorney Connolly and her eldest daughter hiked the 800 km. Camino de Santiago from the French town of St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, as well as the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru.

About Grace Gonzalez Connolly

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner, since 1986

Languages

  • Spanish
  • French

Practice Areas

  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions
  • Estate planning and Elder Law
  • Administration of Estates and Trusts
  • Non-Profit Law and Charitable Planned Giving
  • Succession Planning for Family Businesses
  • General Business Law, Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships
  • Bank and Commercial Law

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1980
  • Massachusetts, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1983

Other Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar Association (Member)
  • Newburyport Bar Association (Member)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Guest Speaker, Money Conference for Women, State Treasurer of Massachusetts and the YWCA
  • WNBP Investment Seminar
  • Business Planning Workshop for Women in Business, Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, YWCA, and U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Estate & Financial Planning Seminar
  • Succession Planning for the Family Business

Pro Bono Activities

  • President, Rotary Club of Newburyport, 2007 - 2008
  • Foundation Chair, Rotary Club of Newburyport, 2006 - 2007
  • District 7780 Membership Committee, Rotary Club of Newburyport, 2008 - 2009
  • District 7780 United Nations Coordinator, Rotary Club of Newburyport, 2008 - 2009
  • Chairperson, District 7780 Group Study Exchange Committee, Rotary Club of Newburyport, 2009 - Present
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Club of Newburyport
  • District 7780 Outstanding Service Award as GSE Chair, Rotary Club of Newburyport, 2010 - 2011
  • Member, Finance Committee, Anna Jaques Hospital, 2005 - Present
  • Secretary of the Corporation, Anna Jaques Hospital, 1997 - 2005
  • Trustee of the Corporation, Anna Jaques Hospital, 1994 - 2005
  • Former Chairperson, Trustee Education Committee, Anna Jaques Hospital
  • Former Member, Credentials Committee and Audit Committee, Anna Jaques Hospital
  • Founding Member and Former Chairperson, Anna Jaques Community Health Foundation
  • Former Chairperson, Planned Giving Committee, Anna Jaques Community Health Foundation
  • Corporator, Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank
  • Former Director, TD BankNorth Massachusetts Advisory Board, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Former Board Member, TD BankNorth Retail/Small Business Subsidiary Board
  • Former Director, First & Ocean National Bank, Newburyport, Massachusetts
  • Former Chairperson, First & Ocean National Bank Trust Committee
  • Founding Member and Former Director, Newburyport Education Foundation, Inc.
  • Former Member, City Ordinance Review Committee
  • Former Alternate Member, Newburyport Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Former Community Member, Rupert A. Nock Middle School Council
  • Former Member and Chairperson, Immaculate Conception School Advisory Board
  • Director and Vice President, Newburyport City Improvement Society
  • Member, Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Historical Society of Old Newbury
  • Member, Custom House Maritime Museum
  • Former Director and Secretary, Society for the Development of the Arts & Humanities (Firehouse Center for the Arts)
  • Director, Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Past Chairman of the Board of Directors, Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Chairman, Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry Economic Development Action Committee

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    Juris Doctor
    Honors: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Business Organizations
    Honors: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence
    Honors: Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City
    Honors: Certificate in Mexican and International Law
  • Free University of Brussels School of Law, Brussels, Belgium
    LL.M.
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar Brussels, Belgium
    Major: International and Comparative Law
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    B.A.
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Major: History

Office Information

Address

P.O. Box 33251 Green Street Newburyport, MA 01950 - 2646

Fax

  • 978-463-8282

Achievements

Honors

  • American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Business Organizations
  • Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar Brussels, Belgium
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • Rotary International District 7780 Outstanding Service Award Group Study Exchange Chair

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