Michelle Shortsleeve



Boston University School of Law, JD, 2018, magna cum laude

Yale University, MA in Urban Education, 2010

Dartmouth College, BA, 2007, cum laude

Michelle Shortsleeve focuses her practice on a broad range of affordable housing and community development transactions.

Before joining Klein Hornig, Michelle was an associate at a Boston law firm where she advised clients on acquisitions and dispositions, financings, zoning and land use matters, and Massachusetts Low-Income Housing Tax Credit transactions. During law school, Michelle interned at The Community Builders, Inc. where she worked on development and financing of low-income housing, and the Boston Office of Fair Housing and Equity, where she investigated claims and researched fair housing law. As a student-attorney in BU’s Housing, Employment, Family and Disability Clinic, Michelle also represented clients in housing court.


  • Massachusetts
  • Challenging Growth-Restrictive Zoning in Massachusetts on a Disparate Impact Theory, 27 B.U. Pub. Int. L.J. 361 (2018)
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Development, Member
  • Arlington Housing Plan Implementation Committee, Arlington, MA, Appointed Member