Lou, a member of Sullivan's Management Committee, represents clients, both public and private, in commercial acquisitions, dispositions and financings across various real estate asset classes, including office, retail, senior living, hospitality and marinas, many of which are multi-state, portfolio transactions. His practice includes a particular focus on representation of real estate investment trusts (REITs). The transactions Lou works on range from $3 million to $3 billion, and he regularly closes on transactions aggregating in excess of $1 billion on an annual basis. Lou also represents public and private clients in negotiating leases from both a landlord and tenant perspective.

Representative Client Work

  • Represented a client in the acquisition of two biotech medical office buildings in Boston’s Seaport District for $1.2 billion
  • Led a team of attorneys in the acquisition of 38 senior living properties across 16 states for approximately $790 million, including $151.6 million of assumed debt (including Fannie Mae debt), partially in a RIDEA-compliant structure, on behalf of a public REIT client
  • Represented a client in the acquisition and financing of six marinas in Massachusetts for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $30 million and the subsequent refinancing and recapitalization of such marinas
  • Assisted a purchaser in the $45 million sale-leaseback of lab and office space in Florida
  • Represented a client in the restructuring of its management agreements for 228 senior living communities from a structure with one manager to a structure with ten unrelated managers. The restructured portfolio had a carrying value of approximately $4 billion
  • Advised a client in its acquisition of the tallest office building in each of Hartford, Indianapolis and New Orleans
  • Counseled borrower in $513 million credit facility from Fannie Mae secured by 28 properties across 16 states
  • Assisted a public office REIT client in its $1.4 billion stock purchase of another public office REIT owning 39 office properties
  • Represented a public REIT client in connection with its $800 million credit facility secured by 61 medical office and life science properties across 21 states
  • Advised on the acquisition of three regional shopping malls in two states for over $100 million
  • Assisted a seller in its disposition program involving the sale of approximately 60 hotels for an aggregate sales price of over $500 million
  • Assisted with the real estate aspects of the acquisition and restructuring of a travel center business operating approximately 150 travel centers in 39 states

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts


  • J.D., University of North Carolina
  • B.S., cum laude, College of the Holy Cross

Community Engagement

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member, The Real Estate Roundtable

Awards & Honors

  • Boston Magazine 2021 Top Lawyers, Real Estate (2021)
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2021-2023)
  • The Legal 500 U.S. (2014-2015, 2017-2021)
  • "Rising Star," Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2006-2010)

Seminars & Presentations



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