Goulston & Storrs

Real Estate Department

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What the team is known for Retains its position as a market-leading firm in the Massachusetts real estate sector. Regularly called upon by regional and national developers and investors to handle big-ticket matters. Particularly noted for its activity in the retail and office development areas. Additional strengths in real estate-related capital markets transactions. Also provides first-class zoning and land use advice and demonstrates expertise in areas of construction and leasing.

Strengths Clients admire their "combination of deep bench, resources and price competitiveness."

A source says: "We think very highly of them. We trust their judgment and find their work to be very high-quality."

Work highlights Advised Bank of America, as administrative agent for a syndicate of lenders, in connection to a $1.25 billion unsecured revolving term facility for Franklin Street Properties.

Notable practitioners

Alan Rottenberg has built a strong reputation over many years of skilled practice as a real estate adviser to clients such as lenders and developers. He has a wealth of expertise relating to the full spectrum of real estate transactions.

Debbie Horwitz is recognized for her astute skills in a wide spectrum of general real estate matters, including permitting matters and acquisitions. Market commentators point to her particular strengths in the legalities of affordable housing.

Douglas Husid has a thorough grounding in real estate-related planning, financing and compliance matters. A source attests: "He's super strong and is a great big-picture adviser."

Matthew Kiefer is held in the highest regard for his capabilities in complex land use matters and development strategy. "He's a strategic adviser," says a client, and notes "his particular strengths in navigating permitting matters."