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Margaret W. Brill,
Gail M. Fillion
Principal Practice Areas
Margaret Brill joined MIT’s Office of the General Counsel (formerly the Senior Counsel’s Office) as Counsel in May 2001. At MIT she handles a wide range of transactional and corporate matters for MIT, including real estate, design and construction; financial services and legal compliance issues; foreign exchange programs and academic collaborations; general corporate matters; contracts; state and local regulations affecting campus activities and issues affecting MIT’s relationship with the City of Cambridge.
Before coming to MIT, Ms. Brill practiced law for 27 years, primarily in Boston, MA. She practiced with Greater Boston Legal Services and then with Brown, Rudnick, Freed & Gesmer, LLP (now: Brown, Rudnick, Berlack & Israels, LLP) in Boston, MA as a real estate associate. She joined Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP, where she was a partner and the Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group and was involved in the firm’s hiring and associate evaluation process. She was later Of Counsel to Cumsky & Canter, LLP in Cambridge, MA. Prior to joining MIT, Ms. Brill’s practice included representation of commercial and non-profit developers, property owners, non-profit and governmental agencies, operating companies, and lenders in the acquisition, design and construction, financing and occupancy of land and facilities, and related corporate matters.
Ms. Brill graduated, cum laude, from Radcliffe College, Harvard University and from Boston University School of Law.