THE FIRM Goulston & Storrs has an impressive real estate practice that makes a consistently powerful impression on commentators, and which is routinely involved in major transactional and other work in the Boston area. It has a deep bench of attorneys with long experience in this sector, and is well equipped to handle sophisticated financings, developments, acquisitions and disposals on behalf of high-profile clients. Those clients include Centro Properties, The Blackstone Group and Morgan Stanley, and a notable recent highlight has been the team's work with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the development of a series of new laboratories and other facilities.
Sources say: "Goulston & Storrs is a great firm. There aren't people who do real estate better."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Jordan Krasnow is a "recognized leader in the Boston legal community," and continues to advise high-profile clients on real estate transactions in Massachusetts and nationwide. Commentators admire his ability to "combine a grasp of business with legal expertise."
Alan Rottenberg is a senior and very well-regarded figure with vast experience of complex real estate transactions. He advises businesses and individuals, lenders and tenants on a wide range of issues in this sector, and operates at a consistently impressive level.
Barry Green is a talented and increasingly influential attorney whose wide-ranging real estate practice sees him work with an interesting mix of clients on sophisticated transactions. He has recently advised Allianz Real Estate on investments in various joint ventures and real estate funds, and has assisted Beacon Capital Partners with various acquisitions and disposals nationwide.
Frank Litwin is an experienced real estate specialist with a great track record in this space. He has recently worked with Pembroke Properties on various leasings in Boston with a total area of some 400,000 sq ft.
William Dillon focuses his practice on the development of shopping centers and similar projects, and recently assisted IKEA with permitting and other issues relating to its new store in Somerville, MA.
Debbie Horwitz handles a variety of commercial real estate matters for developers and owners, and has recently advised the Mill Creek Residential Trust on the financing and development of a new multifamily project.
Raymond Kwasnick regularly appears on major leasing deals, and recently assisted Boston Properties with the leasing of 400,000 sq ft of office space at Atlantic Wharf on the Boston waterfront.
Douglas Husid has a great deal of experience in this sector, and is known for his expertise in permitting matters. He has recently worked with Harvard University on plans for a new campus in the North Allston neighborhood of Boston.
Matthew Kiefer has a great track record in land use and zoning matters, and teaches in the urban planning program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has recently assisted the developers of the Seaport Seaport Square project, which aims to create a new urban neighborhood on a 23-acre site in South Boston.
John Twohig is an experienced real estate expert with an interesting and varied practice. He has recently been instructed by the Kraft family on leasing, permitting and development issues relating to the Patriot Place complex next to the Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots.