Tye LLP today announced that Michael
G. Xavier has been
named a partner at the Boston law firm.
Xavier is a
member of Prince Lobel’s Domestic Relations Practice Group, where his practice involves cases of
divorce, custody, child removal, modification, abuse prevention orders,
guardianship, will contests, and many related complex financial and
estate-planning issues. In recent years, Xavier has expanded his practice to
incorporate legal issues affecting same-sex families, including marriages,
adoptions, and assisted reproductive technologies.
Xavier is a
tenacious advocate for families and children, and works hard – both privately
and in the courtroom – to minimize the conflict and mitigate the fallout from
the family crisis at hand. He is a frequent public speaker and faculty member
for continuing legal education courses on topics including Same Sex Marriage, Divorce and
Parentage Issues. His presentations include, What is the Portability of Legal
Rights for Same Sex couples: Marriage, Divorce, Parentage, Adoption,
and Helping Your Clients
With Cultural Issues/Differences in the Courtroom.
Domestic Relations Practice Group co-chair Donald
G. Tye noted that “since joining Prince Lobel, Michael has been one of our most
productive associates. He is a tireless worker and highly regarded in his
practice area; and he has consistently demonstrated leadership skills and
commitment to the firm.” Practice group co-chair Nancy A. Freed added,
“Michael has a natural ability to motivate and mentor our junior associates,
and we know he will take on this new challenge with the same energy and
dedication he has shown in the nearly ten years we have worked together.”
Prior to his work as a private practice attorney, Xavier was
an assistant district attorney in the office of the Bristol County District
Attorney. After graduating from Northeastern University School of Law, he
served as law clerk to the Superior Court Justices of Massachusetts, which gave
him an excellent foundation upon which to build his own legal practice.