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Holland & Knight LLP

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Has a solid reputation in the Massachusetts real estate market and on the national stage. Provides guidance and counsel in connection with the full range of real estate transactions, including financings, leases and development projects. Offers additional expertise across related areas such as environment, litigation and tax credits.

Strengths

"The firm is excellent; every attorney that we have worked with at Holland & Knight has been top-notch in their expertise and knowledge," remarks one source.

A client notes: "They are very good at working through issues and providing solutions that provide us protections but are also reasonable and understandable to the adverse party."

Another enthuses: "Holland & Knight are trusted advisers on a broad range on real estate projects. They are true partners who provide the time and attention needed to understand our goals and helps us to fully and effectively evaluate risks and opportunities in each transaction."

Work highlights

Represented Norwich Partners in the acquisition, permitting and construction of an Aloft Hotel in downtown Portland, Maine.

Notable practitioners

Diane McDermott is well regarded in the market for her real estate expertise. She frequently advises clients on development projects, acquisitions and dispositions, as well as corporate leases.
"She has an unparalleled ability to anticipate issues and recommend solutions that are practical and achievable." "I cannot speak highly enough of her vast knowledge and diligence to address any and all issues that I need her advice on."

John O'Neill is the practice group leader of the firm's Boston real estate practice. He regularly acts for institutional investors and advisers in joint ventures and financing.
"John is very responsive, has a wealth of experience and is knowledgeable about the subject matter. He navigates very complex issues well, he is available any time we need and can boil down issues into easy snippets for us to digest."

Philip Lapatin works on a range of commercial leasing transactions. His clients include both landlords and tenants. "He is a fantastic lawyer."

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Real Estate

Holland & Knight LLP

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Location

10 St. James Avenue

11th Floor

Boston

Massachusetts

USA

MA 02116

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Massachusetts

Real Estate


Diane McDermott
Band 4
John O'Neill
Band 4
Philip Lapatin
Senior Statespeople