Michael P. Ross’s experience solving complex problems and bringing disparate parties together as a legislator now extends to his practice as an attorney, where he focuses on commercial real estate, strategic advice, and government relations. Mike served for 14 years as a Boston City Councilor, as well as serving as the President of the body. In 2013, he entered the race for mayor, sharing a bold vision for the city’s future.
Mike’s legal practice has focused on the successful permitting of several commercial real estate projects throughout the downtown neighborhoods of Boston and beyond. He also successfully permitted Boston’s first medical marijuana dispensary. He regularly appears before government boards and agencies in order to advance the needs of his clients.
While serving in elected office, Mike’s vision was positively pro-business, with the championing of new housing, mixed-use development, and construction throughout his district. He was also responsible for helping to create a new downtown school–the first in decades–to revitalize the Boston Common and to launch Boston’s food truck initiative.
Mike’s commitment to social and economic justice extends to his professional and personal life. A first-generation American, he learned early on about the importance of building a more just and equal society. His father survived 10 concentration camps during the Holocaust and was rescued by American soldiers at Dachau. Mike was recently appointed by President Obama to serve on the council of the United States Holocaust Museum.
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree from Clark University in Worcester, an MBA from Boston University, and a law degree from Suffolk University. Mike writes opinion columns regularly for The Boston Globe, and had articles appearing in Boston magazine and Politico.