Real Estate

Kenneth D. Arbeeny Of Counsel (212) 660-3048 vCard
John G. Balboni Partner (617) 338-2438 vCard
Victor N. Baltera Partner (617) 338-2945 vCard
Ashley H. Brooks Partner (617) 338-2412 vCard
Aidan F. Browne Partner (617) 338-2996 vCard
Jennifer A. Cody Staff Attorney (617) 338-2948 vCard
Gina B. Dailey Staff Attorney (617) 338-2417 vCard
Michael W. Fenn Counsel (617) 338-2494 vCard
Joseph Philip Forte Partner (212) 660-3077 vCard
John W. Gahan III Partner (617) 338-2472 vCard
Richard H. Goldman Senior Counsel (617) 338-2942 vCard
Warren M. Heilbronner Partner (617) 338-2946 vCard
Michelle S. Janer Associate (617) 338-2966 vCard
Karen J. Kepler Partner (617) 338-2813 vCard
Sharon G. Leifer Counsel (617) 338-2821 vCard
Teresa M. Long Counsel (212) 660-3066 vCard
Stephanie V. Mariani Associate (617) 338-2971 vCard
Louis A. Monti Partner (617) 338-2476 vCard
Matthieu R. Riviere Associate (617) 338-2445 vCard
Deirdre M. Robinson Partner (617) 338-2487 vCard
Joseph L. Serafini Partner (617) 338-2845 vCard
Barbara J. Shachnow Partner (212) 660-3079 vCard
Laura Steinberg Partner (617) 338-2867 vCard
John M. Steiner Partner (617) 338-2902 vCard
Spencer A. Stone Counsel (617) 338-2826 vCard
Linda Lyons Warren Partner (212) 660-3025 vCard
Adam N. Weisenberg Partner (617) 338-2479 vCard
Elizabeth S. Wigon Counsel (617) 338-2984 vCard
Edward Woll Jr. Of Counsel (617) 338-2859 vCard
Chelsea A. Wood Associate (617) 338-2885 vCard

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Our real estate lawyers are engaged in virtually every aspect of the industry, including: acquisitions and dispositions, development, finance, leasing, zoning and environmental compliance and permitting, workouts and REITs. We represent a broad spectrum of clients, including owners, developers, investors, lenders and tenants in projects of all sizes. Serving as general counsel for development projects is a special focus of our practice, typified by our work on large-scale, mixed-use downtown development projects; retail project development for one of the region's major supermarket chains; assisted living projects; apartment and condominium development projects; and health care and biotechnology facility projects.

Representative Clients:

  • Alpine Capital Bank
  • Five Star Senior Living
  • The RMR Group LLC 
  • American Tower Corporation
  • Gables Residential
  • Scape Student Housing 
  • ARES Real Estate
  • Hospitality Properties Trust
  • Senior Housing Properties Trust
  • Clarendon Properties
  • Iron Mountain Incorporated
  • Sonesta International Hotels Corporation
  • The Cronin Group
  • John Hancock Financial Services
  • TravelCenters of America
  • DivcoWest
  • Manulife Financial
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Eastdil Secured LLC
  • Mercantil Bank, N.A.
  •  Westbrook Partners
  • Equity Resource Investments
  • Novaya Real Estate Ventures
  • Ernst & Young US LLP
  • Office Properties Income Trust
  • First Republic Bank
  • People's United Bank

Representative Client Work

  • The acquisition of a portfolio of 9 senior living rental communities in six states for approximately $478 million, including approximately $164 million of assumed mortgage debt, in a RIDEA-compliant structure
  • Completed the transfer of over 65 leasehold interests covering over two million square feet of office space throughout the United States in conjunction with the spin-off of a new company from a national financial services company
  • Represented the holders of leasehold and mortgage interests in approximately 57 real properties located in 13 states in settlements whereby the properties were recovered and the debt resolved within a short time of Chapter 11 filings
  • Represented lending group providing acquisition and renovation financing for a Class B+ office building in Washington, D.C. ($200 million)
  • On-going representation of the largest independent restaurant owner in New England, one of the country's largest supermarket operators and the country's leading retail pet care supplier
  • Served as counsel to REITs and real estate operators in raising over $4 billion through the sale of debt and equity securities in the past four years
  • Nationwide leasing of more than six million square feet of Class A office space for a Big 4 accounting firm
  • The development of Boston's World Trade Center, consisting of a 420-room hotel and 1 million square feet of office space
  • Defended environmental and Superfund claims against manufacturers, including one action terminated with no fine or penalty against a well-known manufacturer of specialty consumer products, arising out of more than 100 years of manufacturing activities on the Boston waterfront
  • The acquisition of nearly 4,000 sites for a tower company in a series of portfolio sales, including one which totaled over 1,900 sites in 47 states

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