Managing partner Steven Kellem’s primary practice area is real estate law.

Steve and his father Lawrence Kellem founded Kellem & Kellem in Hull, Massachusetts, in 1984. In the past thirty years Steve has gained extensive experience across many aspects of real estate law – representing buyers, sellers, and lenders for residential and commercial transactions, negotiation of purchase and sales contracts, foreclosures, and short sales. Steve has cultivated strong relationships with many national title insurance companies and is one of the region’s most respected authorities on real estate law and is a sought-after speaker for real estate organizations around the Commonwealth.

Prior to founding Kellem & Kellem, Steve worked as a hearings officer for the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare, and prior to that as law clerk to the Honorable Justice Caroline Glassman of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Steve is one of the founders of Hull Youth Basketball. He has served as head coach of both the boys‘ varsity and junior varsity basketball teams at Hull High School. Steve also serves as a director on the board of the Child King Foundation — a non-profit that administers funds to assist those with intellectual disabilities. Steve lives with his sons Matthew and Will in Hingham where he coaches their youth sports teams, plays basketball himself, and enjoys reading mystery novels and spending time with his family, especially on Martha’s Vineyard in the summertime.


Steven Kellem received his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont in 1980 and his law degree in 1983 from Suffolk University Law School. He served as lead articles editor of the Suffolk University Law Review.

Admissions & Affiliations:

Steven is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar Association. He is a member of the Real Estate Bar Association and has served on its Residential Conveyance Committee for many years.

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