The Real Estate Section addresses a variety of areas of real estate law, from bankruptcy to zoning. Programs and discussions cover issues including land use, environmental concerns, development, financing, and eminent domain matters.

Real Estate Committees

  • Affordable Housing Committee
    The purpose of this committee is to educate the local bar concerning new initiatives in financing and developing affordable housing.

    Contact Information

    Eric Shupin

    Citizens Housing & Planning Association

    (617) 742-0820

    Andrew Gilmore

    Klein Hornig LLP

    (617) 224-0616

  • Construction Law Committee
    This committee addresses all aspects of construction law, including contract documents and alternative project delivery systems; construction litigation, arbitration and ADR; public contract law and other legal issues of interest to practitioners who handle matters relating to construction.

    Contact Information

    Kenneth E. Rubinstein

    Preti Flaherty

    (603) 410-1500

    Brian J. O'Rourke

    Verrill Dana LLP

    (617) 274-2868

  • Land Use and Development Committee
    This committee focuses on issues related to land use and development in the context of real estate transactions.

    Contact Information

    Timothy C. Twardowski

    Robinson & Cole LLP

    (617) 557-5965

    Christina Marshall

    Anderson & Kreiger LLP

    (617) 621-6583

  • Leasing Committee
    This committee studies issues affecting this area of practice and plans educational programs led by experienced leasing lawyers and other senior real estate practitioners.

    Contact Information

    Beth A Goldstein

    Sherin and Lodgen LLP

    (617) 646-2050

    Michael J. Riley

    Dain, Torpy, Le Ray, Wiest & Garner, P.C.

    (617) 542-4885

  • Real Estate Finance Committee
    This committee is concerned with all aspects of financing real estate transactions.

    Contact Information

    Christopher M. Sacht

    Hackett Feinberg P.C.

    (617) 422.0200

    Allison K. Driscoll

    Holland & Knight LLP

    () 617-854-1415

  • Real Estate Public Policy Committee
    The BBA is very active in legislative and regulatory changes. Real estate attorneys are often asked to lend their expertise.
  • Real Estate Public Service Committee
    This committee oversees the BBA’s Lawyer for the Day in Boston Housing Court. The Real Estate Section has provided educational programs both membership-wide and to the public on issues related to landlord and tenant law and the Housing Court.

    Contact Information

    Vanessa A. (Ebode-Messi) O'Connor

    Goodwin Procter LLP

    (617) 570-1409

    Patricia Whiting

    Harvard Legal Aid Bureau

    (617) 495-4408

  • Steering Committee
    The leadership committee of the Section organizes programs and discusses policy. To inquire about opportunities, please contact the Section Co-Chairs.
  • Title & Conveyancing Committee
    This committee covers topics such as mechanic's liens, survey matters and affirmative coverage; sophisticated title insurance endorsements; lis pendens; real estate litigation; title insurance claims; bankruptcy and creditors' rights; the land registration system; offers to purchase real estate; purchase and sale agreements; hazardous substances; forms of ownership; mortgages, foreclosures, easements and restrictions; and broker and lender relationships.

    Contact Information

    Anthony Bucchere

    First American Title Insurance Company

    (617) 7729268

    Megan E. Delehanty

    Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster

    (617) 951-1132