Commercial real estate development from a property in its raw state through... more
Commercial real estate development from a property in its raw state through acquisition, development, and sale comprise my primary area of practice. My practice includes acquisition, permitting, construction, leasing, financing, syndication, title and sale of real property. It is my goal to offer my clients creative approaches for each transaction in which I provide representation. I am a for... view profile
"I learned the real estate business at the dinner table. Growing up, my parents... more
"I learned the real estate business at the dinner table. Growing up, my parents bought and sold property. They also own several rental properties. I accompanied my family to property showings, closings, and leasing transactions. Therefore, I learned all of the detailed components of deal-making from an early age (and learned from their mistakes.)" "My legal training and litigation experi... view profile
I am a partner at the Firm and also Chair the Real Estate Department. My practice... more
I am a partner at the Firm and also Chair the Real Estate Department. My practice encompasses all aspects of real estate law, while focusing primarily on representing developers in the acquisition, sale, development and leasing of residential and commercial property, and on representing borrowers and lending institutions in commercial loan transactions. I also assists clients with their busines... view profile
Mr. O'Connell is Managing Director of the Firm and is Chairman of the firm's Tax... more
Mr. O'Connell is Managing Director of the Firm and is Chairman of the firm's Tax Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of business, real estate, tax and financial planning for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, partnerships and limited liability companies, individuals and corporations, and estate and gift tax planning for individuals.
I am a partner in the real estate and environmental law practice group and bring... more
I am a partner in the real estate and environmental law practice group and bring extensive experience in a wide range of environmental law, regulation and policy development. I served for almost 10 years as the General Counsel of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) prior to entering private practice. I have considerable experience with state, local and federal go... view profile
Mr. Last represents clients with respect to air, water and hazardous materials... more
Mr. Last represents clients with respect to air, water and hazardous materials regulatory matters involving the United States Environmental Protection Agency and state and local governmental agencies. He also represents clients with respect to solid waste management facility siting and operational issues and developers in connection with obtaining environmental approvals and performing environ... view profile
Court Admissions: United States Court of International Trade and the United States... more
Court Admissions: United States Court of International Trade and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. CGBP (Certified Global Business Professional) and a licensed Real Estate Broker.
Real estate attorneys deal with the many laws and practice areas associated with land ownership issues. For example, a commercial real estate attorney knows which laws apply to commercial transactions for construction/development projects (such as condo construction), or land use/zoning projects (such as subdividing a parcel of land for development), or real property issues (such as financing a large land purchase). Likewise, residential real estate lawyers help you buy a home, or prevent you from losing your home in foreclosure. They also know how residential tenancy laws work and can advise you of your rights as a tenant. With so many types of real estate attorneys, it is important to find a specialist who does the work you need.