Kenneth Gould

Kenneth Gould

Attorney Contact Info:

Phone: 617.439.4990
Fax: 617.439.3987

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Professional Bio:

Columbia Law School, New York, New York, 1980 J.D.
Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1977 B.A.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Published Works:
Co-Author, "Cooperative Housing," Massachusetts Condominium Law, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., March, 1989; most recently revised December 2009

Program Chair and Panelist, Seminar on “Affordable Housing Deals: What Makes Them Unique”, Boston Bar Association, February 1, 2006

Author, "Due Diligence Issues in Affordable Housing Transactions", Affordable Housing Deals: What Makes Them Unique (Boston Bar Association, February, 2006)

Author and Seminar Panelist, "State and Federal Financing Sources", Affordable Housing in Massachusetts, Lorman, November, 2004

Co-Author and Seminar Panelist, Condos and Co-ops for Paralegals, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., April, 2001

Author and Seminar Panelist, "Fundamentals of Commercial Loan Documentation", Commercial Lending in Massachusetts, National Business Institute, Inc., December, 1996

Author and Seminar Panelist, "The Lender's Perspective," Pitfalls for Real Estate Professionals, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., April, 1992

Author, "Cooperative Housing: An Opportunity for Creativity," NELTA News, Vol. XVII, No. 2, New England Land Title Association, Fall 1985

Co-Author, Industrial and Mixed Use Condominiums, Cooperatives, and Time-Shares, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education - New England Law Institute, Inc., March 1985

Co-Author, "And Now For A Word About Cooperatives," Condominium Buyers Guide, Vanguard Press, Vol. IV, 1983

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Boston Bar Association, Real Property Section
(Affordable Housing Committee, Chair 2004-2006)
(Legislation and Public Policy Comittee, Chair 2007-2009)
The Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts
The Abstract Club
Citizens Housing and Planning Association

Mr. Gould is a graduate of Harvard College, magna cum laude, and Columbia University School of Law. He is a member of the Boston Bar Association where he is a past co-chair of the Affordable Housing Committee and of the Legislation and Public Policy Committee, and also is a member of the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts and the Abstract Club, an organization of the top 100 real estate attorneys in Massachusetts. He is rated “AV”, the highest rating, by Martindale-Hubbell, the leading national ranking agency for attorneys.

Kenneth Gould, a partner of the firm, has been practicing in the area of real estate and commercial finance transactions since 1980. His experience includes all aspects and types of commercial real estate and financing transactions, including affordable housing development and finance.

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Practice Description:

Attorney Gould's practice includes Commercial Real Estate Transactions, Financing Transactions, and Public Sector, Affordable Housing and Non-Profit Transactions. His experience in each of these practice areas is described separately below, so that you may skip ahead to the area of interest to you.

Commercial Real Estate Transactions:
Attorney Gould represents buyers, sellers, lenders, landlords and tenants in connection with the acquisition, sale or other disposition, financing, construction, leasing and development of office, industrial, retail and multi-family properties. In the multi-family area, he is experienced in both rental and condominium projects, and he is recognized as one of the State's leading experts in cooperative housing law. Mr. Gould is familiar with the resolution of title, zoning and environmental permitting issues, as well as with ground and air rights leases, sale-leasebacks, office and retail leases, title opinions, Land Court registration proceedings, historic preservation law, real estate tax abatements, and tax-free exchanges. He is experienced in affordable housing development and finance, as well as urban renewal and economic development projects. Attorney Gould also works closely with the firm's Environmental Law Department in connection with the remediation, redevelopment, purchase, sale, leasing and financing of "brownfields" properties. Attorney Gould serves as agent for several national title insurance companies.

Financing Transactions:
Attorney Gould represents both borrowers and lenders in a wide variety of real estate and commercial loan transactions, including construction, permanent and "mini-perm" loans, non-profit loans, conduit loans, SBA financings, all-asset financings, receivables financings, affordable housing/economic development financings, and work-outs and loan restructurings. He has extensive experience drafting and negotiating notes, loan agreements, mortgages, security agreements, subordination and intercreditor agreements, guaranties, landlord waivers, and all other documents evidencing and securing financing arrangements, as well as reviewing and negotiating opinions, authority documents, title insurance, hazardous materials site assessment (21E) reports, leases, and other due diligence documents. Mr. Gould has served as a special consultant to a major insurance company in connection with the work-out, restructuring (including in bankruptcy proceedings) and securitization of its real estate investments.

Public Sector, Affordable Housing and Non-Profit Transactions:
Attorney Gould has extensive experience representing public and quasi-public agencies, including representation of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development since 1994 in connection with financing transactions under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Housing Stabilization Fund, Housing Innovations Fund, Facilities Consolidation Fund, Affordable Housing Trust Fund and other programs. He has acted as real estate counsel to both for-profit and non-profit borrowers in connection with financings by the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, MassDevelopment (and its predecessor agencies, the Massachusetts Government Land Bank and the Massachusetts Industrial Finance Agency), the Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilities Authority, and various other public and quasi-public lenders. Mr. Gould also represents banks in connection with Community Reinvestment Act and non-profit lending.

In the Affordable Housing area, Attorney Gould is experienced in both rental and homeownership projects, including scattered site projects, limited equity housing cooperatives, and Low Income Housing Tax Credit syndications. He regularly works with DHCD, CEDAC, MHP, MassHousing, HUD and other public and quasi-public agencies, as well as various municipalities.

Attorney Gould has broad experience in municipal real estate law, including representation of counties and municipalities in connection with the acquisition and disposition of real property, road layouts, eminent domain and tax takings and public bidding requirements.

Attorney Gould also frequently represents universities, unions and other non-profit entities in connection with leases, the purchase and sale of real property, ground leases, and other real estate transactions. He has worked with several unions to divide ownership of a property between the union and its pension fund through the structure of a condominium.

Areas of Practice:

Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Lending & Secured Transactions
Affordable Housing Development and Finance
Land Use & Zoning
Cooperative Housing Corporations
Condominium Law
Business & Commercial Law
Municipal Real Estate Law

Representative Clients:

Government Agencies
Banks and other Lenders
Real Estate Developers/Owners
Landlords (Retail and Office)
Tenants (Retail and Office)
Labor Organizations (as to Leases, Acquisitions/Sales and other Real Estate transactions)

Kenneth Gould is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell

Attorney Gould was included on the Super Lawyers® list for the following years:

Attorney Gould is a 2018 Super Lawyerwas selected a Super Lawyer in 2014 Super Lawyers 2013