Jennifer C. Platt

 

Education

J.D., 1993
University of Virginia

B.S., 1986
University of Virginia

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts

 

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association
  • Urban Land Institute
  • New England Women in Real Estate (NEWIRE)

Partner

617-951-1818
617-951-0811 (fax)
jplatt@lynchbrewer.com 
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Jennifer is counsel to regional and national clients in complex acquisitions, development and permitting projects. She is experienced in all phases of the development process, including entity formation, land assembly, zoning and permitting, construction and permanent financing, and workouts/restructuring. She routinely appears before local Zoning Boards of Appeals and the Massachusetts Land Court. Jennifer has particular expertise representing both landlords and tenants in commercial, retail and restaurant leasing. She has negotiated leasing transactions for companies ranging from startups to the 200,000+ square foot corporate headquarters of an international technology corporation.

Prior to practicing law, Jennifer was a Certified Public Accountant with KPMG Peat Marwick’s Washington, D.C. office and The Washington Post Company.

Representative transactions include:

Counsel to owner in all aspects of downtown Boston office building sale-leaseback transaction, including assignment of securitized debt and 1031 Exchange;

Representing developer of major continuing care retirement community, including permitting of 430 acre site, $44 million first round MDFA bond financing, MGL c. 61A issues, and construction phases;

Representing developer of suburban market office building, including land assembly, permitting, and negotiation of development contracts;

Negotiating leasing transactions on behalf of both landlords and tenants including single tenant office complex, downtown and suburban office leases including expansions and workouts, retail and restaurant leases; Appearances before Alcohol Licensing Boards; Arguing motions for summary process and real estate attachments;

Counsel to Boston charter school in acquisition, tax exempt bond financing and redevelopment of school campus including negotiation of construction and architectural contracts;

Creating conservation restrictions for private land trusts; and

Representing developer of condominium vacation home community on Cape Cod including acquisition, financing, creation of condominium, and appearances before Land Court.

Jennifer is a long term member of the North Reading Zoning Board of Appeals and a current co-chair of the Boston Bar Association Title and Conveyancing Committee. Jennifer is also an active member of the North Shore Community Action Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

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