Our firm started in the 1960’s when Bill Shaevel began practicing law in a South Boston brownstone townhouse with the late Congressman Joe Moakley. The firm moved to downtown Boston in 1971, following Congressman Moakley’s election to Congress. Ken Krems joined the firm in 1977 when he graduated from Boston University School of Law, and Bill and Ken together established Shaevel & Krems in 1987. Dan O'Connor and David Jackowitz joined the firm and both became partners in 2009. The firm now has four partners, Bill Shaevel, Ken Krems, Dan O'Connor and David Jackowitz.
Our main office rests on the rim of the Boston Common, America's oldest public park, and looks across the Common to the State House. For three decades, our vibrant practice in the heart of the City has met the changing needs of our clients in an increasingly complex world. In 2010, we established a second office in Franklin, Massachusetts.
Our mission as lawyers has placed client satisfaction first. We have earned our clients’ continuing trust by offering a highly energized and diversified staff that is experienced but also committed to continual professional growth.
Our firm concentrates in three practice areas of law:
• Labor and Employment Law
• Real Estate Development Law
• Real Estate Management Law