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Attorney Richard P. Beaudette



College:  St. Lawrence University, B.A., 1996

Law School: Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2003


Admitted:  Massachusetts 2003

I am a real estate attorney who advises clients and lenders in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate matters, land use planning, and estate planning. I frequently represent clients before each of Nantucket’s Administrative Boards including The Zoning Board of Appeals, Historic District Commission, Conservation Commission, and Planning Board. I occasionally represent clients in real property disputes and litigation. In addition, I represent clients In the Nantucket Probate Court In matters ranging from probate and ancillary probate to Guardianship proceedings.


I grew up In Glen Falls, New York and I am a 1992 graduate of Glens Falls High School. I graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York in 1996 where I earned my degree with a double major in Government and Environmental Science. While at St. Lawrence I was also a starting running back on the varsity football team.  I received my J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts In 2003. While attending Northeastern I was able to develop my legal skills in the Cooperative Education Program by accepting positions at various employers from Boston Massachusetts to Juneau Alaska.  ​


I have lived and practiced law on Nantucket since 2004 and have been an active volunteer in the Nantucket Community.  I am a past President of Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Nantucket, Nantucket Youth Hockey, and the Linda Loring Nature Foundation.   ​In my free time, I can be found exploring Nantucket’s many outdoor spaces, spending time with my wife and two children, or pursuing my passion for fly fishing. 

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