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

    Beth Marie Elliott

    The Community Builders, Inc.

    (617) 695-9595

    Vanessa Okonkwo

    Massachusetts Housing Partnership

    (617) 330-9955

  • 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

    Brian J. O'Rourke

    Verrill Dana LLP

    (617) 274-2868

    Jonathan T Elder

    Anderson & Kreiger LLP

    (617) 621-6509

  • 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

    Johanna W. Schneider

    Hemenway & Barnes LLP

    (617) 557-9723

    Jessica Alfano Powell

    The Davis Companies

    (617) 936-4817

  • 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

    Daniel Healy

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

    (617) 542-4800

    Kimberly Ginsburg

    Goodwin Procter LLP

    (617) 570-1608

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

    Contact Information

    Adamantia Giannakis

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP

    Gregory R Bradford

    Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

    (617) 439-2553

  • 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.

    Contact Information

    Eric Shupin

    Citizens' Housing & Planning Association

    (617) 742-0820

    Colette Irving

    Nolan Sheehan Patten LLP

    (617) 451-1725

  • 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

    Margaret Hoyt-Rupert

    Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

    (617) 439-2108

    Kimberly L. Martin-Epstein

    Hackett Feinberg P.C.

    (617) 422-0200