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Mintz

Real Estate

4 ranked lawyersBand 3MassachusettsUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Recognized for its adept representation of commercial clients of all sizes, from startup businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Established real estate practice handling matters such as financing, development, acquisitions and dispositions. Serves clients from a range of industries, including telecommunications and healthcare.

Strengths

One client remarks: "They have a high level of expertise and they fit in nicely with our team. They excel in working as a team to achieve the best possible outcome."

Work highlights

Advised Colony Capital on establishing a consistent landlord leasing program across its portfolio of over 100 medical office buildings across the US.

Notable practitioners

Dan Gaquin undertakes a range of real estate transactions, including development, financings and acquisitions. He advises client such as developers, investors and real estate users.
"Dan is a strong lawyer who is practical and responsive." "He consistently demonstrates that our goals are a priority and he is focused on helping us advance those goals, even in a difficult business environment."

Geoffrey Smith focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions and financing. He has particular expertise in leasing transactions and represents both landlords and tenants across national portfolios.
"He responds quickly and, if need be, always works out the best possible compromise to ensure we limit our risk but get the deal done." "He is very efficient, he knows our matters well and he is very, very responsive."

Jennifer Kiely chairs the firm's real estate practice. She is well known for advising a variety of clients on acquisitions, dispositions and financings.
"She is a really smart and really able lawyer." "Jennifer is very, very bright, she works very hard and she is very responsive."

Chair of the firm's real estate development practice Rebecca Lee is esteemed for her representation of real estate developers, lenders and companies. She has a particularly robust land use and permitting practice, and also handles transactional real estate matters.
"Rebecca understands the details of how the financing and permitting elements fit together, and she has great expertise in development projects." "She is one of the leading experts in Boston development projects, and Massachusetts more widely."

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Overview

Mintz has represented both domestic and international clients in sophisticated, large-scale real estate, acquisition, disposition, development, financing, and leasing transactions for over 25 years.

Service Offerings

  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Affordable housing and economic development
  • Communications and data centers
  • Construction contracting
  • Corporate facilities development and finance
  • Institutional finance
  • Joint ventures
  • Foreclosures, workouts, and restructurings
  • Leasing
  • Project development and permitting
  • Public and private partnerships
  • Real estate funds
  • Sale/leasebacks













Clients

Boston Properties, Inc.

Colony Realty Partners

General Electric Company

Gillette (Procter & Gamble)

Manulife Financial/John Hancock Financial

Real Estate

Mintz

firm
Location

One Financial Center

Boston

Massachusetts

USA

MA 02111

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Massachusetts

Real Estate


Geoffrey Smith
Up and Coming
Jennifer M Kiely
Band 4

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use


Rebecca A Lee
Band 1