Fratar, Kern & Kelly, LLP

Fratar, Kern & Kelly, LLP


Firm Overview

The law firm of Fratar, Kern & Kelly, LLP, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, represents clients throughout the Massachusetts region as well as clients with national commercial portfolios.

At Fratar, Kern & Kelly, LLP we assist clients with complex commercial real estate legal matters including commercial property lease agreements; complex litigation; residential real estate matters including sales, refinances and residential purchase agreements; personal legal affairs, estates and wills.
Our service goes beyond the successful representation of our clients. We also serve as educators and commentators on commercial real estate legal issues and criminal and civil litigation.

We are proud to announce that partners Robert N. Fratar, Daniel M. Kelly and William F. Kern of Fratar, Kern & Kelly, LLP are Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated as AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 for Highest Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards.

Main Office

Main Office

1141 Main St., #630
Springfield MA 01103



Real Estate


Our services include real estate title examinations and title certifications, and representation of our clients throughout the home purchase process including negotiation of the purchase and sale agreements; examination of the title to the property; preparation of closing documentation; and representation of our clients at the closing of their purchase transaction. In addition, we represent our clients in mortgage refinancing transactions and sales of property. Fratar, Kern & Kelly's services also include representation of lenders in foreclosure matters.

Robert Fratar

Fratar, Kern & Kelly, LLP

A partner in Fratar, Kern & Kelly, LLP and a lifelong resident of the greater Springfield, Massachusetts area, Attorney Fratar graduated from American International College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1968 and from Suffolk University Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in 1974. He frequently lectures on various aspects of commercial and residential real estate law, and is a lecturer at the National Retail Tenants Association's annual conference.
Attorney Fratar has been awarded the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell, a nationally ranked attorney rating service, and was recently named to Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers. A thirty year member of the East Longmeadow, Massachusetts Rotary Club, he has also been named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International for service rendered to Rotary, his country and his community.
Attorney Fratar is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Areas of Practice:
Commercial Real Estate Law
Residential Real Estate Law
Business Law
Estate Planning and Estate Administration
Bar Admissions:
Massachusetts, 1974
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts,
1974 - Juris Doctor
American International College, Springfield, Massachusetts,
1968 - Bachelor of Arts
Published Works and Lectures:
Real Estate Law Lectures:
Springfield Redevelopment Authority First Time Home Buyer
Various Greater Springfield Lending Institution First Time
Home Buyer programs
Greater Springfield Association of Realtors, now
Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley, Inc. programs
Lecturer: National Retail Tenants Association
Lecturer: Lorman Education Services
Representative Clients:
Friendly Ice Cream Corporation
McDonald's Corporation
Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House, Inc.
Dan Roulier & Associates, Inc.
Massachusetts Learning Systems, Inc.
B&D Petroleum Sales, Inc.
Greater Springfield Credit Union
Ed Speight & Co., Inc.
Past Employment Positions:
Real Estate Counsel, Friendly Ice Cream Corporation
Military Experience:
101st Airborne Division, Vietnam War, decorated infantry
combat veteran
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Massachusetts Bar Association
Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts
Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell
Member, National Retail Tenants Association (NRTA)
Advisor & Contributor, Commercial Tenants Lease Insider,
Vendome Group, LLC
Past member, East Longmeadow, Massachusetts Planning Board
Past member, East Longmeadow Housing Partnership Committee
Past member, Enhancing East Longmeadow Strategic Planning
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts Rotary Club