Practice

In over twenty-five years of legal experience, including over seventeen years at partner level, my practice has concentrated on real estate — commercial real estate and preservation of historic, natural and farm places.

In commercial real estate I represent clients whose goal is to buy, sell, lease, or finance an interest in real estate. I have represented landlords, tenants, buyers, sellers, developers, single property and multi-property owners, individuals, publicly listed corporations, national big box retailers, nonprofit corporations and a national bank trust department. Transactions have ranged from multi-million dollar/multi-state transfers to small retail and office leases.

In the preservation field I represent clients whose goal is to protect special, irreplaceable places and structures. I represent non-profit organizations that accept or purchase property or easements on historic, natural or farm places, as well as individuals donating fee title or a preservation easement, conservation easement or agricultural easement.  Clients have included New England’s largest regional heritage organization, local historic entities and open space preservation organizations. My work in this area is informed not only by substantial experience in preservation law, but also by many years of structuring and documenting commercial real estate relationships and by nonprofit board and public service experience in both new and established mission-driven organizations.

My own independent office allows me to focus close, personal attention on the interests of a limited number of clients at any given time. I seek to understand the goals and interests of my clients, whether in the context of a commercial transaction or a mission-driven relationship. I do not substitute my business judgment for my client’s. Instead, I try to bring my knowledge and experience to the tasks of counseling my client about alternatives, opportunities and risks and carrying out my client’s intentions.

Office: 617-926-7801

Cell: 617-999-9941

Email: jbockian@bockianlaw.com

165 Irving Street
Watertown, Massachusetts 02472

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