Practice Areas: Commercial real estate; real estate finance and lending; zoning; construction and design contracts; small businesses including corporations, limited liability companies, partnership and equity investing agreements; condominiums; affordable housing; non-profit organizations
Representative Clients: Alan serves as counsel to individuals and to small and medium sized companies in a broad range of industries including real estate and business clients. Typical business clients include real estate owner/developers such as Benchmark Senior Living, Brophy & Phillips Co. Inc., Fairlane Properties Inc., The Barkan Companies, Rochester Management Co., commercial lenders including Rockland Trust Company, multiple residential lenders, architectural and design firms such as ADD, Inc., and not for profit firms such as Newton Community Development Foundation, Inc.
Zoning Clients: For many years Alan has served as special zoning counsel in Newton for institutional clients such as the Jewish Community Centers and Hebrew College and for private development clients including AvalonBay Communities and Northland Investment Corporation. Alan has recently represented Bierbrier Development in permitting for the Needham Street Village Shoppes and Sanford Custom Builders in redevelopment of 170 Needham Street
Education: Princeton University (A.B. Econ) 1968; Boston College Law School (J.D. cum laude) 1974; Boston College Industrial and Commercial Law Review; Order of the Coif
Admitted: 1974 Massachusetts; 1974 United States District Court, Massachusetts; 1979 United States Supreme Court
Community: Alan has served in a variety of community organizations including terms as a Director of Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (Chair 1993-1996), Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston (Vice President), Jewish Community Day Care Corporation (President 1991-1993), Newton Schools Foundation, Newton Central Little League, Newton North High School Council
Little known facts: Alan served as an officer in the U.S. Navy 1968-1970 and has for several years maintained a beginner status in both golf and skiing
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