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2014 40 Under Forty: Brian R. Beaton

9/1/2014
Partner, Real Estate Group, Bowditch & Dewey, LLP; Worcester

Birthplace: Worcester

Residence: Shrewsbury

High school: Saint John’s High School, Shrewsbury
Colleges and degrees earned:
Bachelor’s in civil engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; J.D., Suffolk University Law School

Career highlights: Being elected a partner at Bowditch & Dewey. I am fortunate to be part of a firm celebrating 100 years of service to the local community. Additionally, I have successfully represented clients in the planning and permitting of complex commercial, educational and nonprofit development projects.

Community involvement: Director, Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union; member of advisory committee for St. Mary's School in Shrewsbury. Volunteer with a local land trust and serves as campaign treasurer for state Rep. Matthew Beaton. Participated in the United Way's Loaned Executive Program. Former chairman of the Town of Shrewsbury Historic District Committee.

Ultimate career goal: To assume a leadership position at Bowditch & Dewey.

Non-relative you admire most: The men and women serving in the U.S. military.

Favorite book: “The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt,” by Edmund Morris

Hidden talents: Trap shooting and retriever training.

“If I were to win $1 million in the lottery, I would … donate to Boston Children's Hospital and go hunting and fishing in Alaska.”