Donna A. Mizrahi concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate, probate, business, and appellate litigation.

Practice Focus

Donna A. Mizrahi concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate, probate, business, and appellate litigation. Donna regularly litigates boundary, easement, partition, and zoning disputes; will, trust, and estate disputes; guardianships and conservatorships; breach of contract and tort matters; and state and federal appeals.

Before joining Hemenway & Barnes, Donna spent four years working at a large, international law firm in Boston, MA, handling complex business litigation disputes in state and federal courts across the country. Donna also has substantial experience handling pre-litigation, mediation, and arbitration commercial disputes.

In addition, Donna worked as a staff attorney at Volunteer Lawyers Project in Boston, MA, representing low-income clients in a range of family law and guardianship matters.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment for residential property owners in Land Court on the ground that a protective covenant agreement affecting all owners in a subdivision did not create an affirmative view easement burdening the clients’ property.
  • Participated in mediation of intra-family dispute to successfully settle partition claim of a single-family home.
  • Represented a client in Probate Court regarding allegations of undue influence and lack of capacity in connection with changes made to a family member’s estate plan.
  • Successfully sought adult child’s appointment as mother’s conservator in Probate Court and received financial reimbursement from a department store pursuant to G.L. Chapter 93A on mother’s behalf.
  • Obtained favorable result for publicly-traded company in breach-of-contract arbitration dispute with national bank.
  • Successfully appealed to the Massachusetts Appeals Court a Superior Court decision affirming a conservation commission’s denial of a property owner’s notice of intent to construct a beach-access walkway within a resource area protected by the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act.
“By definition, I become involved in a matter when a problem of some kind has arisen. I work with my clients to think creatively and explore all their options about how best to achieve their goals. I aim to resolve their problems in a cost effective manner, balancing risk and reward.”
— Donna’s Comment on Dispute Resolution

Related News & Resources

Donna Mizrahi to Present at MCLE “Trusts in Real Estate” Webinar
Firm News
Donna Mizrahi quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article “Extrinsic evidence allowed to prove testator’s intent”
Firm News
Donna Mizrahi Earns IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional Certification (CIPP/US)