Stephen F. Madaus

Stephen provides advice and counsel to clients in various areas of municipal law, including public bidding and procurement, the designer selection law, public construction, contracts, zoning, subdivision control law, eminent domain, the creation or discontinuance of public ways and the state's conflict of interest law. He represents owners, both public and private, in preparing, reviewing and amending agreements for architect's services, engineering services and contracts for construction of medium-size and large-scale projects. He also appears regularly on behalf of clients before local planning boards, zoning boards of appeals and conservation commissions. He represents companies in applying for and obtaining Tax Increment Financing Agreements. Stephen serves as co-chair of the Worcester County Bar Association's Municipal Law Section.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Suffolk University Law School JD, cum laude
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute BS
  • Serves as town counsel, special town counsel or deputy town counsel for four towns, two water districts and two school departments
  • Reviewed and revised contracts for design and architectural services and for construction on behalf of owners and developers
  • Represented two Massachusetts public charter schools relative to significant school construction projects
  • Represents a national bank in negotiating, preparing and reviewing agreements for design services and contracts for construction for various branches throughout the northeast
  • Represented a local college in obtaining zoning approvals and permits for the construction of a new residence hall and parking garage


  • Lecture on public construction law and the recent reforms thereto at the 2006 annual meeting of the Fire Chiefs' Association of Massachusetts
  • Panelist, "How to Avoid Litigation," 2005 conference of the Citizen Planner Training Collaborative, a training collaborative for local planning boards supported by the UMass Extension School and the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development

Professional / Community Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Worcester County Bar Association, Executive Committee
  • Lt. James "Jay" Lyons Memorial Scholarship Committee
  • Worcester State University, Board of Trustees
  • Bay State Savings Bank, Corporator