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Rachel S. Bates

I’m always up for a challenge; you’ll never know what you can achieve if you don’t try.

My Approach

In my practice, I have the opportunity to meet people on what feels like their best day – which is not something all lawyers can say. I work with mortgage lending clients on commercial real estate transactions, and I especially anticipate and welcome a challenge. Before joining Winthrop, I worked at a firm where I represented borrowers, which is on the other side of the table of where I am now. Having experience on both sides of the table has given me a lot of insight and perspective on how to reach solutions that work for all parties to achieve and exceed the desired result.

I had a somewhat non-traditional path to the practice of law, having left undergrad to care for an ill parent; I truly understand the value of hard work and persistence. I eventually went back to school to finish my undergraduate degree, attending classes during the day, while working at night. I continued this routine through law school, raising my children at the same time. Though I think I’m still catching up on sleep, I quickly learned that every moment is important, to prioritize my time and work as hard as I can when things need to get done.

I spend my time outside of work with my husband and two children, whether it’s working in my studio (I make fused-glass art), snowboarding, or attending my kids’ hockey and soccer games.

Practice Areas

Associations & Memberships

Hadassah Organization

Active and Life Member

Mitchell Mentors Program