Our acquisition and disposition practice encompasses a broad array of asset classes, including office, retail, residential, hospitality, multifamily, industrial, laboratory, and senior housing/assisted living.  We help implement core, core plus, value-add and opportunistic investment objectives across the nation.  We recognize the tax issues and risk premiums associated with these transactions and counsel our clients to help maximize returns for them and their constituent partners.

Finance and Restructuring

We represent borrowers, lenders and investors in a wide range of debt and equity transactions, including financings and re-financings, loan extensions and restructurings, negotiated workouts, foreclosure and in‑lieu transactions, and investments in distressed debt.

Our experience covers the entire capital stack and includes acquisition, construction, bridge and permanent mortgage financing for all property types, mezzanine and other subordinated debt financing, securitized debt, revolving credit facilities, private and institutional equity, and preferred equity.

We also assist a significant number of public and private real estate investors and sponsors in equity joint ventures and recapitalizations.


Our attorneys have handled leases totaling millions of square feet for commercial landlords and tenants on a national basis.  Our practice is structured to implement the goals of the client on a cost-effective and timely basis, and with the thorough understanding that a lease drives several other financial aspects of a project or existing asset and is the first of many steps in a mutually beneficial, non-adversarial, landlord-tenant relationship.  The terms we help negotiate are market-based, and we engage the counter-party from initial contact through lease execution with a cooperative and reasonable approach. We focus our leasing practice on office, retail, industrial, and lab uses as well as ground leases.

Permitting/Development/Land Use

Real estate development involves risk. Our attorneys understand this key component of the business with experience as both practitioners and principals. We counsel developers, investors, corporate owners and managers, nonprofit institutions, universities, lenders, and municipalities in projects of all sizes and types. We identify problems and offer solutions throughout the development process including due diligence, title, permitting, zoning, environmental remediation strategies, community relations, historic preservation, advocating before public boards, and construction. Our attorneys appear regularly before the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals, where we have developed a reputation based on a proven track record of success as one of the "go to" law firms on Cambridge zoning matters.


Our experience includes counseling clients concerning due diligence, enforcement actions, compliance investigations, environmental insurance, and Brownfields redevelopment in order to meet client-defined objectives.  We are well versed in determining, explaining, and negotiating terms for allocating environmental risks in many types of business transactions.  Our practice is broad-based and includes remediation, compliance, and permitting matters under CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, and other federal and state programs.

Our conservation practice focuses on assisting companies and individuals who own historic or natural real estate in the structuring and tax implications of donating land, or granting a preservation, conservation, or agricultural easement or restriction.

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