Saul J. Feldman is a graduate of Harvard College, cum laude, and of Harvard Law School. He has over fifty years of experience in commercial real estate and condominium law. He has served as lender’s and borrower’s counsel for real estate transactions that range in size from $500,000.00 to $65,000,000.00. Saul represents commercial real estate developers and lenders all over Massachusetts and in all areas of the industry, from retail to residential development. Saul serves frequently as special condominium counsel for complex condominium developments, and has drafted condominium documents for hundreds of residential, commercial, and mixed use condominium developments and conversions.
He has lectured extensively on condominium law for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, the Real Estate Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the Community Associations Institute. He is a contributing author of Massachusetts Condominium Law (MCLE 1988 revised 2017). He is a contributing columnist for the New England Real Estate Journal and has written articles on condominium law for Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, REBA News, Condo Media and other publications. He is a former co-chair of the Condominium and Cooperative Committee of the Boston Bar Association and a member of the Condominium Committee and the Leasing Committee of the Real Estate Bar Association (REBA).
Saul has extensive experience in title and land use matters, as well as commercial leasing. His experience in commercial leasing includes drafting office leases, beginning in 1968, for properties including Center Plaza in Boston, Wellesley Office Park in Wellesley, the Guild Medical Center in Norwood, 29 Crafts Street in Newton, retail leases for Center Plaza and 80 Broad Street in Boston and in other locations in Greater Boston, and restaurant leases in Boston.
He also has extensive experience representing commercial and residential property owners with regard to property tax abatements at the Appellate Tax Board. He has experience in the use of auctions and bulk sales to determine values as well as the assessment of condominium units, including development rights, common areas and exclusive use areas. His cases before the Appellate Tax board include the Board of Assessors of Newton v. Iodice, 29 Mass. App. Ct. 1014 (1991), which held that a rental apartment building could not be valued as a condominium conversion.
Saul has represented owners and developers of affordable housing since 1968. The properties have been throughout Massachusetts including in Boston, Springfield, Worcester, and Lowell, as well as in upstate New York. His experience includes 40B projects, 202 projects and other HUD projects. He has closed with HUD and with Massachusetts Housing. His experience includes affordable for sale and for rent units in condominium developments. His recent assignments in affordable housing include Coes Pond Condominium in Worcester.
Harvard College, A.B., 1962
cum laude, government major, Detur Book Prize
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1966
BAR MEMBERSHIPS AND DATES
Admitted to practice before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 1966
Law Office of Samuel Zaharoff, 1966-1968
Law firm presently known as Rubin & Rudman, 1968-1978
Associate, Partner, Member of Management Committee
Founding member and principal of small law firms, 1978 to the present
- 2015 – Speaker at meeting of The Abstract Club
- 2014 – Annual Conference on Real Estate Law
- 2012 – Annual Conference on Real Estate Law
- 2009 – Chaired MCLE Seminar on Condominium and Homeowners Associations
- 2006 – MCLE 2006 Cutting Edge Issues in Condominium Practice.
- 2001 – MCLE 2001 Cutting Edge Issues in Condominium Practice.
- 1999 – Spring Seminar on Commercial Loan closings – Massachusetts Conveyancers’ Association.
- 1998 – Annual Meeting, Massachusetts Conveyancers Association, “Condominiums – Castles in the Sky?”
- 1995 – MCLE “Condominium Law Update ’95.'”
- 1992 – MCLE, “Representing the Parties When the Party is Over.”
- 1990 – Chairman and Speaker at MCLE Program entitled “Condominiums – Operating Effectively In A Troubled Market.”
- 1990 – Rental Housing Association – lectured on Foreclosures.
- 1990 – Community Associations Institute – speaker at Leadership Training Program on Condominium Association Law.
- 1979, 1983 and 1988 – Massachusetts Bar Association – speaker on Condominium Law at three annual meetings.
- 1985 – Community Associations Institute – speaker on Condominium Document Drafting.
- 1984 – MCLE Speaker at seminar entitled “Industrial, Commercial, Office and Mixed Use Condominium; Cooperatives and Timeshares.”
- 1983 – Chairman and Speaker at MCLE Seminar entitled “Condominium: Creation, Conversion and Care.”
- 1980 – Rental Housing Association – speaker at seminar entitled “The Condominium Process.”
- 1980 – 1987 – Legal Update Series – lectured once each year in the New Court House in Boston.
- 1980 – MCLE – Speaker at seminar entitled “Condominium Conversions.”
- 1975 – 1985 – Frequent speaker on Condominium Law for MCLE Annual Course on Real Estate Skills.
- 1975 – Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (“MCLE”) – speaker at seminar entitled “Practical Problems in Condominium Law.”
- 1973 – Speaker at seminar entitled “Government Financed Housing” – sponsored by New England Law Institute, Inc.
More generally, lectured regarding real estate law and condominium law for the last forty-three (43) years for various legal and business groups.
1988 to present, an author of Chapter on Commercial Condominiums in book published by MCLE, Massachusetts Condominium Law (revised through 2009), presently working on a supplement to be published in 2017.
High Rise Condominiums: 18 Boston Bar Journal, #3, p. 31 (1974) cited in M. G. L. Chapter 183A, Section 21.
Contributing Editor on Law – New England Real Estate Journal, 1973 to present.
Building and Real Estate Development Reports – author of Chapter entitled “What to Do If Real Estate Disaster Hits.”
Articles on Real Estate Law and Condominium Law for the Real Estate Bar Association, and in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and numerous MCLE Books.
Feldman Real Estate Law
The Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts Blog http://rebama.blogspot.com/
BAR ACTIVITIES; COMMUNITY SERVICE AND PRO BONO ACTIVITIES; OTHER MEMBERSHIPS
- The Abstract Club, a professional (invitation only) organization limited to 100 attorneys in Massachusetts, concentrating in Real Estate Law.
- Member of Brookline Improvement Coalition.
- Former Co-Chairman Condominium and Cooperative Committee of Boston Bar Association.
- Real Estate Bar Association (Former Member of Board of Directors).
- Past President of New England Realty Unit of B’nai B’rith.
- Former Clerk and Member of Board of Directors of Covenant House – Senior Citizens’ Housing Development in Brighton, Massachusetts.
- Former Member of Executive Board of Community Associations Institute – New England.
- Town Meeting Member – Swampscott, Massachusetts (1973 – 1998).
- American Arbitration Association.
- Former Chairman of Standard Forms Committee of Greater Boston Real Estate Board.
- Member of Board of Trustees, Vice President, Temple Ohabei Shalom, Brookline, Massachusetts.
PROFESSIONAL RATINGS – Martindale-Hubbell rating, AV.
Man of the Year – B’nai B’rith Realty Lodge
Married, three children, three grandchildren.
Hobbies – walking, working out, theater (especially Shakespeare).