Sean Boulger

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

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Boston 02109 MA US

Sean T. Boulger, vice chair of the Real Estate Practice Group, focuses his practice on a wide range of real estate transactions and development projects. He represents numerous investors, developers and operators in joint ventures, acquisitions, developments, leases, and financing transactions across a broad spectrum of real estate asset classes.

Mr. Boulger represents investors, developers and operators of multi-family housing projects across the United States. His experience includes the formation of joint ventures to acquire, develop and operate multi-family projects, as well as financing with conventional lenders, life insurance companies, government-sponsored enterprises and securitized lenders.

Mr. Boulger represents institutional owners and developers of office projects, including office-lab buildings, on acquisitions, developments, financings, joint ventures, sales and leasing. Representative projects include the formation of joint ventures to recapitalize major office-lab projects in Cambridge, Massachusetts and San Francisco, California for publicly-traded REIT.

Mr. Boulger has extensive experience in the seniors housing industry. On the operating side, his clients include Benchmark Senior Living, LLC, which owns and operates more than fifty seniors housing communities in which he has been involved in the acquisition, development and financing. On the investment side, he represents private equity funds which joint venture with prominent operators to acquire, develop and reposition seniors housing projects.

Mr. Boulger represents investors, developers and operators of retail projects. His clients include institutional investors, as well as Fortune 100 big-box operators, which he represents on numerous acquisition, leasing and development projects.

Mr. Boulger is a co-leader of the firm’s public interest partnership with Cathedral High School, an inner-city parochial school in Boston’s South End. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Cathedral High School. Mr. Boulger is a graduate of the 2001 Lead Boston Class of the National Conference for Community and Justice.

Mr. Boulger’s clients include numerous not-for-profit corporations, including Pine Street Inn, as well as Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation and Fields Corner Community Development Corporation, which develop affordable housing in Allston, Brighton and Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Experience :

  • Recapitalization of a $370 million office-lab project for a publicly-traded REIT
  • Formation of a joint venture between a leading private equity fund and a seniors housing management company to develop assisted living and memory care facilities in New Hampshire and Rhode Island


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1992
  • BA, Economics, Harvard University, 1989

ADMISSIONS : Massachusetts


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