Richard Holtz Joins McCarter & English's Real Estate Practice In Boston

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 16:17

Richard W. Holtz has joined McCarter & English as a real estate special counsel in the Boston office.  Mr. Holtz is the founder of the Law Office of Richard W. Holtz, a general practice law firm in Westborough.  He previously served as general counsel and secretary of MassDevelopment, a quasi-public authority dedicated to creating and enhancing economic development through numerous real estate and financing activities.

Mr. Holtz concentrates his practice on real estate and financing transactions, including transactions involving acquisitions and sales, leasing, zoning, permitting and land use matters. 

Mr. Holtz has represented lenders and borrowers in transactions involving financing for acquisition, construction and equipment purchases.  He has handled projects involving public-private partnerships, district improvement financing and bond financing.  Mr. Holtz also counsels clients on various aspects of corporate governance and compliance.

For example, Mr. Holtz:  1) represented a governmental agency in connection with mixed-use development at current and former state and federal properties, including closed and realigned military bases; 2) served as lead attorney in the sale of property for the development of a $1.2 billion biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility and associated site preparation and infrastructure development agreements; and 3) represented telecommunications companies in connection with the acquisition and permitting of dozens of sites in New England for the build-out of their networks.

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McCarter & English LLP has announced that its  Stamford, CT office has been designated as LEED® Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute.  

This is the second of McCarter’s seven northeast regional offices that has received LEED certification. The firm’s Newark office was awarded LEED Gold and Silver certifications in February. 

“We expanded our Stamford office into a new space,” said Stamford managing partner Basam E. Nabulsi. “With the direction and guidance of our construction practice and office management services, we wanted to make sure that we were following the same guidelines that were established for our green office space in Newark. Continuing these sustainability efforts allows us to do our part to help the environment where we live and also provides a healthier workspace for our employees.”

McCarter & English achieved LEED Certification for implementing environmental-friendly strategies such as water efficiency fixtures, energy saving office equipment, participating in a renewable energy certification program, and by diverting more than 75 percent of its construction waste, among other sustainability initiatives. By using less energy and water, LEED Certified buildings save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.

Gensler, a global architecture, design, planning and consulting firm, led the renovation of both the firm’s Stamford and Newark offices.