McDermott, Quilty & Miller LLP

Founded in 1998 by a creative group of lawyers with differing, yet compatible areas of expertise, MQM is an innovative Boston law firm and government affairs practice specializing in Land Use Development, Zoning, Permitting, Alcoholic Beverages, Food & Entertainment Licensing, Corporate, Government and Public Affairs.

In advising clients on the practical and legal aspects of business and government, MQM places a particular premium on its ability to identify and translate client goals and objectives into clearly defined results. 

Committed to the highest standards of experience and professionalism, MQM tailors its approach to meet the specific needs of each client.  Pin-point analysis and result-based advice is the hallmark of MQM’s strategic representation.  With an in-depth understanding of business and government, we are uniquely-positioned to advance client goals and objectives into successful results.


Steve Miller and Dennis Quilty
co-chair the MCLE's Annual Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing seminar and author its practitioner's handbook, Alcohol, Food Service and Entertainment Licensing.
Steve Miller serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Membership Committee for the  Massachusetts Restaurant Association, a trusted not-for-profit trade association committed to the advancement of the food and beverage industry.
Joe Hanley was recently appointed President of the Board of Directors of Heading Home, Inc., a regional non-profit provider of innovative “housing first” services to the homeless.