Joel Favazza – Founding Attorney
“Joel has strong ties to his community and is proud to be able to contribute to it further with his practice of law.”
Joel Favazza is the founding attorney of Seaside Legal Solutions. His comprehensive approach to practicing law allows him to handle an array of matters.
Joel has successfully represented both landlords and tenants; individual unit owners and condominium associations; construction workers and property owners; businesses and consumers; zoning relief applicants and impacted abutters; as well as clients in front of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
A descendant of Italian immigrants who settled in Gloucester almost 100 years ago, Joel has strong ties to his community and is proud to be able to contribute to it further with his practice of law. He is currently involved with various Cape Ann youth sport programs, is a member of the City of Gloucester’s Capital Improvement Advisory Board, having previously served as vice-chair and chairman of the Board, and is an elected member of the City of Gloucester School Committee.
Joel earned his undergraduate degree at Brandeis University, his law degree at Boston University School of Law, and has been admitted to the practice of law in Massachusetts. While a sophomore at Brandeis University, Joel started his first business in Gloucester, which he ran successfully for four years before moving on to focus on his legal career.
During his time at Boston University School of Law, Joel was the first student to be granted an externship in the legal department for PAREXEL International. Joel also worked for two years at a general practice firm located in Salem, Massachusetts.
Joel founded Seaside Legal Solutions in 2010 as a response to the need for a 21st century law practice on Cape Ann and is currently accepting new clients as Seaside Legal continues to expand.
Yvonne L. Carpenter – Paralegal
“Yvonne has twenty-five years of experience in the legal field.”
Yvonne is a life-long Gloucester resident. After graduating from Gloucester High School, she attended North Shore Community College and received an Paralegal associate’s degree. Yvonne has twenty-five years of experience in the legal field. She spent the majority of her time as a paralegal at Pino & Shea, where she focused on landlord/tenant, estate planning, real estate conveyancing, and probate work. After Attorney Shea retired in 2016, Yvonne came to work at Seaside Legal Solutions where she has continued her work preparing and assisting with real estate transactions. Yvonne has two grown sons and enjoys activities like kayaking, reading, and playing with her three grandchildren.
Kaitlyn C. Saputo – Office Administrator
“Kaitlyn worked in property management for 10 years before bringing her expertise to the Seaside Legal team.”
Kaitlyn grew up in Manchester-By-The-Sea and currently lives in Gloucester. After graduating from Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School, Kaitlyn dove straight into her career. Kaitlyn worked in property management for 10 years before bringing her expertise to the Seaside Legal team in 2018. Kaitlyn is married with two kids in the Gloucester schools and loves to go fishing on her boat and read in her spare time.