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Position: 
Partner  
 
Education:
Bates College (B.A., 1979) 
Suffolk University Law School (J.D., 1982)
Suffolk University Law School Intellectual Property Certificate Program (2015) 
  

Bar Admissions: 
Massachusetts (1982)
US District Court D. Mass (1982)
New Hampshire (1986)
US District Court D. NH (1986) 

           
Practice Areas:  
General Business Law
Estate Planning/Probate Law 
Real Estate Law  
Employment Law  
Creditor’s Rights     
State, Local & Municipal Matters 
Commercial Litigation  
Contractor/Construction Law 
Family Business Issues 

Professional Associations:
Massachusetts Bar Association
New Hampshire Bar Association
Lawrence Bar Association
Real Estate Bar Association

Affiliations:
Title Insurance Agent for Old Rep. Title Insurance
Licensed Real Estate Broker

Contact Information:
pshaheen@sgolaw.com
Phone 978.689.0800 ext 12
Fax 978.794.0890

About Peter G. Shaheen

As the business law specialist at Shaheen Guerrera & O’Leary, LLC, Attorney Peter G. Shaheen uses his lifetime of experience to solve problems for his clients. Practicing in both State and Federal Courts of Massachusetts (since 1982) and New Hampshire (since 1986), he helps business owners navigate the complex business environment and ultimately, achieve success.

Besides 30+ years of practicing business law and the broad trial and transactional experience that was gained along the way, Mr. Shaheen has an extensive personal history of business ownership and management. In fact, he serves as general counsel and chief financial officer to his family’s business, Shaheen Bros., Inc. — which just celebrated its 75th anniversary!

Mr. Shaheen’s business law clients are often family-owned businesses, small business owners, or professionals with private practices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire who require assistance with:

  • Commercial Property Acquisitions, Sales & Refinancing
  • Trademark and Intellectual Property
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Regulatory Work with Federal and State Agencies such as OSHA, DOL, FDA, etc.
  • Business Formations, Partnership Agreements, Sales of Business Interests
  • Litigation, including Commercial Collections and Creditor’s Rights
  • Estate and Succession Planning
  • General Real Estate Matters
  • Employment Matters
  • Contract Drafting, Review and Negotiation, including Leases

At his North Andover law firm, Mr. Shaheen also counsels families and individuals on an array of legal matters, such as estate planning, real estate, and probate in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

In addition, until recently Mr. Shaheen functioned for 20+ years as legal counsel to Lazarus House, one of the largest private nonprofit social services charities in the Merrimack Valley, where he also served on the board of directors. He formerly served the Town of North Andover as Town Counsel and a member of the Advisory Board. Mr. Shaheen is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club and was a founding member of the North Andover Rotary Club. He is also a member of the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Bar Associations, The Lawrence Bar Association, The Essex County Bar Association and the Real Estate Bar Association.

He further handles commercial leasing and other legal matters for PBJ Development Corporation, general partner of North Andover Crossroads shopping center.

Personally, Mr. Shaheen enjoys all-things Boston sports, golf, hiking, travel and a good book — the paper kind. He describes himself as principled, hardworking, unpretentious, thorough, a good listener and a family man. Since 1982, he and his wife Margaret have resided in North Andover, Massachusetts, where they raised three children: Connie, Veronica and Peter. Together, they have long appreciated North Andover’s small-town charm, vast youth opportunities, historic preservation efforts, and faithful support of senior citizens.

Connect with Mr. Shaheen on LinkedIn to see occasional updates about legal matters.


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