Dick's practice includes acquisitions and sales of commercial real estate, leasing, financing, probate and estate planning and representation of closely held businesses and non-profit entities. Dick has completed forty hours of mediation training in accordance with M.G.L. ch.233 § 23C.

Dick has been an adjunct professor of law at Boston University Law School since 2013.

Representative Client Work

  • Represented several major Boston banks in commercial lending transactions, including construction loan projects in several states
  • Represented clients in the acquisition and leasing of office buildings, industrial and research and development facilities
  • Represented a major pension fund in a significant shared appreciation mortgage loan secured by a major shopping center on the New Hampshire and Massachusetts line
  • Represented a major Boston bank on a construction loan for a new country club facility
  • Represented a client in connection with a joint venture for development of a major suburban shopping center and numerous office leasing transactions
  • Represented a landlord in significant leases of medical office space to a major Boston healthcare institution
  • Advised clients on real estate insurance and construction issues
  • Represented several clients in the acquisition, operation and sale of several successful closely held businesses, including but not limited to a major travel company, a licensee of Caterpillar and an operator of a premium business
  • Represented a minority owner of a closely-held business and several parcels of real estate in four states in the sale of his business and real estate interests to other family members
  • Represented a publicly held hotel company on management agreements, operating leases and financing transactions
  • Engaged as an expert witness in a court proceeding involving commercial real estate leasing 
  • Represented several clients in the drafting and revision of estate plans and have acted as attorney, executor and trustee for several estates and trusts and advisor to many families 
  • Former Special Counsel for Grove Bank, a publicly traded company and UST Capital Corp., an affiliate of Boston-based United States Trust Company
  • Acted as secretary and general counsel to a major non-profit entity, involved in governance, compensation, real estate and other issues

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Education

  • J.D., New York University Law School
  • B.A., Wesleyan University

Community Engagement

  • Founder and Chair, Boston area Wesleyan Alumni Attorney Group (2017 - present)
  • Boston representative, Wesleyan University Lawyers' Association (2017 - present)
  • Co-Chair, Real Estate Section, Boston Bar Association (1999-2002); Real Estate Section Steering Committee (2008-2014)
  • Steering Committee, Boston Bar Association (Senior Lawyer Section); Co-Chair (2003-2005); Steering Committee (2009-2011)
  • Former Chair, Boston Bar Association Leasing Committee
  • American, Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations
  • Belmont Country Club, Secretary (2002-2004 and 2008); Board of Governors (2005-2007)
  • Former Vice President & Current Member, Leadership Council, Temple Israel of Boston
  • Former Vice President, American Jewish Committee, New England Chapter
  • Elected to American Jewish Committee National Council (2005)
  • Former Director and Clerk, Grove Bank
  • Former Clerk, UST Capital Corp.
  • Former Chairman, City of Newton Human Rights Commission
  • Former Secretary and General Counsel to a highly successful non-profit corporation which operates a summer program for high school students and younger students at Yale University, Wellesley College and St. Marks School

Awards & Honors

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2005
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Recipient of the Wesleyan University Service Award, 2018
  • Recipient of the Community Service Award from the American Jewish Committee, with wife Patricia, 2003

Seminars & Presentations

  • Adjunct professor of law, Boston University School of Law
    • "Transaction Simulation - Sale of a Family Business and Related Real Estate" (Fall Semesters 2013 - 2019)
    • "Deal Skills" (Fall 2012)
  • Chair, Boston Bar Association Real Estate Section Seminar, "The Use of Mediation in Real Estate Transactions and Matters" (May 21, 2013)
  • Chair, Boston Bar Association Real Estate Section Seminar, "Current Ethical Issues in the Practice of Real Estate Law" (October 22, 2010)
  • Chair, "What Every Real Estate Lawyer Needs to Know About Representations, Warranties, Indemnity Agreements & Insurance," Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (May 11, 2010)
  • Has spoken and chaired several programs for the Boston Bar Association, Real Estate Section on Leasing, Financing, Construction Law and Insurance, including:
    • Making Commercial Leases Financeable (May 15, 2015)
    • Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreements (April 29, 2015)
    • Assignment and Subleasing - Traps for the Unwary (October 2011)
    • Co-Chair of Boston Bar Association, Real Estate Section Insurance Seminar (2009)
  • "Current Issues in the Negotiation of Leases from a Lender's Perspective," American Bar Association Annual Meeting (1998)

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