Joel Freedman practices in the areas of real estate development, leasing, construction, financing, zoning and conservation law. Originally trained as an architect, Mr. Freedman is a Registered Architect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and brings substantial knowledge of the design and construction process to his real estate law practice.
- Represented the Goldfield Corporation (a provider of electrical construction and maintenance services in the energy infrastructure industry) in the real estate components of its $7.25 million acquisition of C and C Power Line, Inc. (a full service, union electrical contractor).
- Counsel in the development of a two-phase multifamily condominium development in Brookline, Massachusetts, including site assemblage and acquisition, zoning approvals, condominium documents, environmental issues and construction contracts, as well as obtaining both acquisition, construction and mezzanine financing for the project.
- Counsel to a health, swimming and tennis club and summer camp on property in Concord, Mass., in a complex series of real estate transactions totaling approximately $15 million. The original camp site was no longer adequate, and the client sought to relocate to a larger, undeveloped site elsewhere in Concord. Relocation was structured as a tax-free like-kind exchange, with the company selling its existing site to a residential developer and purchased the new site from a pension fund, which was redeveloped for its new facility.
- Representation of the founder of a real estate and development company in a $16 million buyout of his longtime partners in the business. The transaction was structured as a leveraged buyout, with the company borrowing funds in a blanket loan against the company’s real estate interests, and using the funds to buy out the partners.
- Representation of architectural firm in its move into international markets, including restructuring its ownership entity, preparing contract forms and negotiating contracts, master planning and landscape planning services for large developments in China and Saudi Arabia.
- Counsel to owner of a multi-building office complex in Concord, Mass., in a $26 million disposition matter. The sale was structured as a merger into a publicly traded REIT, which acquired the properties by merging our client’s corporation into the REIT in exchange for stock in the REIT.
- Counsel to a real estate company that owns an historic building in the center of Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. A major tenant wished to expand its commercial business space. We negotiated and executed a new lease to accommodate the expansion and created a mechanism to permit the expansion to occur while the store continued in full operation, and while major structural alterations to the building were being performed.
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1983
- Cornell University, B.Arch., 1978
Admissions : Massachusetts
- Boston Bar Association
- Real Estate Bar Association
- Registered Architect, Massachusetts, 1984
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