Mr. Vrabel is General Counsel to Blaisco, LLC. He is Past-President of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Inc. (MCLE). He was a Senior Partner for 22 years at the law firm of Bowditch & Dewey, LLP, where he founded their Framingham office of approximately 25 attorneys. His expertise is primarily in corporate governance, commercial finance and commercial real estate. He also has extensive experience in all varieties of commercial bank loans, bond financings, health care financings, private placements, workout situations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and all types of business transactions. His other areas of practice have included general corporate representation, particularly situations including investment strategies, and business planning.
He has served on numerous not-for-profit boards of directors, including Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, Framingham State College, and Crossroads Community Foundation, where he was a Founding Trustee. He has served as the Massachusetts State Chair of the American Bar Foundation, served on the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates and served on its Standing Committee for Continuing Legal Education.
Expert Witness and Arbitration/Mediation Experience: Law firms and governmental agencies frequently retain Mr. Vrabel as an expert witness on the ethical standards and legal duties of attorneys in corporate law, real estate and commercial finance issues and transactions. He is a mediator and an arbitrator of commercial, real estate, and business disputes and currently serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and as an arbitrator/mediator for the Real Estate Bar Association. He is the author of numerous publications and a requested speaker before a variety of legal and non-legal groups. Mr. Vrabel teaches business law at Babson College in the undergraduate and graduate MBA program and also teaches Public Law at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the graduate school of Government, Master of Public Administration program.
Education: Lake Forest College (B.A., 1970); Boston College (J.D., 1973); Harvard Law School (Mediator Certification, 1997).