Gregory C. Demakis

gdemakis@demakislaw.com

Education:
Colgate College (B.A., summa cum laude, 1972); Yale School of Law (J.D., 1975)

Bar Admissions:
(1975); US District Court, District of Massachusetts (1979).

Practice areas:

  • Business law
  • Commercial lease drafting and negotiation
  • Business transactions
  • Corporate law
  • Real estate transactions
  • Licensing
  • Estate planning and administration

Notables:

  • Four years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Essex County District Attorney's Office.
  • Attorney for the first Outback Steakhouse franchisee in New England and responsible for negotiating the leases for the first 19 Outback Restaurant locations in New England; negotiated complex leases with many of the nation's largest property owners, as well as numerous other legal agreements, and advised on corporate, municipal and transactional matters.
  • Has directed and supervised several large, state-wide liquor licensing transactions for multi-national restaurant chains, some of which involved dozens of locations across the state.
  • Represented major league baseball players Scott Bradley and Todd Burns, among others.
  • President of the Gerondelis Foundation, a charitable organization with assets of over $30 million.

Representative Engagements:

  • Richdale Convenience Stores, Burtons Grill and Kelly's Roast Beef.
  • Several national and regional restaurant chains, a national food service company, an international food service company, an international cruiseline, and hundreds of convenience store, liquor store, gas station, and restaurant owners.

Greg is a partner in the firm. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, and admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1975, Greg began his legal career in the Essex County District Attorney's Office, trying over 30 cases in the Superior Court in a three year period. Greg has represented several major league baseball players including Scott Bradley and Todd Burns. He was a member of the Lynn Board of Zoning Appeals from 1982-1989. He is also the President of the Gerondelis Foundation, a charitable organization providing educational scholarships to students of Greek heritage and grants to local charities, with assets of over $30 million dollars. Greg lives on the North Shore with his wife Joan. He has two children, Charlie and Julie.

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