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Real Estate Transactions & Development

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Rankings & Honors

  • Recognized by U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2016 as a national Tier 1 leader for Real Estate Law
  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States 2016 for Real estate and construction—Construction (including construction litigation)


We help you structure, negotiate and close complicated real estate deals with future-focused, business-grounded advice and practical solutions.

Our approach

Real estate investment remains attractive relative to other asset classes in the United States. We help clients maximize and manage their institutional real estate properties and transform development and land use challenges into success stories.

Acquisitions and dispositions

Acquiring and disposing of real estate assets is complicated. You want someone at the table who is sensitive to the goals of all parties, and will strive to achieve the impossible—that is, make every stakeholder walk away feeling victorious. We bring experience, not ego. And we want to help get your deal done.

We provide clients a complete range of commercial real estate acquisition and disposition services. We can help with every aspect, from negotiating agreements to addressing environmental issues to anticipating tax implications. And we’ve worked on every kind of public or private financing.


We handle commercial leasing for tenants, landlords, subtenants and lenders and have handled leases of every conceivable type and configuration. These include special leasing situations, such as those for health care, biotechnology, airport, seaport, energy, rooftop solar and telecommunications facilities as well as government leases. Leasing transactions can also give rise to environmental, zoning and permitting issues, so we provide counsel these issues and perform any necessary due diligence. We advise and assist lenders with lease reviews for real estate financing transactions.

Sustainable development

We work with developers, investors and other real estate industry participants to understand public and private sustainable development tools, requirements and systems, including LEED®, green building acts and other standards. We collaborate with our clients to incorporate these protocols and regulations into development, management and investment programs.

We also assist with incorporating green financial incentives, including renewable energy and other tax credits (such as wind, solar and biomass) into these programs.

Who we work with

  • Developers
  • Investors
  • Borrowers and lenders
  • Landlords and tenants
  • Owners and operators
  • Buyers and sellers

Recent experience

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum was closed for renovations since 2001 when it was struck by lightning; a second fire also damaged the site in 2006. It is owned and operated by Boston Tea Party Ship, Inc.—a wholly owned subsidiary of Historic Tours of America ( We advised Boston Tea Party Ship, Inc., and helped them navigate numerous government regulations, negotiated construction and development contracts, completed the acquisition of project site and negotiated the multi-tiered financing, securing the construction loan and grant proceeds. The facility, located on the Fort Point Chanel in Boston, opened to the public in early July 2012.The project was a 2013 Boston Business Journal deal of the year finalist in the category of “Community Impact.”


  • In 2013 Chambers USA ranked members of our team, from both coasts, with clients praising our “attention to detail, deep knowledge, responsiveness, and great value.”


Development, Construction & Land Use