Mark Lichtenstein, Partner

Mark Lichtenstein is an experienced civil litigation attorney, and has appeared in most of the Massachusetts courts. He is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School and has been a practicing attorney since 1960.

Attorney Lichtenstein practices corporate and business law, commercial and residential real estate transactions representing buyers, sellers and lenders, landlord-tenant law, estate and probate practice, family and divorce issues and personal injuries. He is licensed to practice before the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States District Court of Massachusetts, United States First Circuit Court of Appeals, The Court of Military Appeals and The United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Lichtenstein has served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Army. He has also successfully represented clients before the Massachusetts Appellate Courts. He writes articles on general legal issues and often on real estate matters. He is counsel to a number of banks and mortgage companies. Mr. Lichtenstein, following in his father’s footsteps, is counsel to many businesses and individuals within the Chinese American and Russian émigré communities. For over one hundred years, Attorney Lichtenstein, be it father or son, has assisted many small and emerging businesses as well as families and individuals within the state of Massachusetts and the New England region.

Attorney Lichtenstein is a founding partner of KCL, Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group, and a member of the Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law and Taxation Practice Group.

Representative Experience:

  • Assisting small and emerging businesses, particularly Chinese and Russian immigrants, with general business matters.
  • Representing buyers, sellers and lenders in commercial and residential real estate transactions.
  • Representing landlords and tenants in connection with various commercial and residential leasing matters, including drafting and negotiating leases and dispute resolution.
  • Representing Boston teachers as an approved provider on the Boston Teachers Union prepaid legal services plan provider list.

Previous Experience:

  • Judge Advocate in the United States Army

Recent Blog Posts and News

  • Massachusetts Appeals Court Clarifies Condominium Unit Owners’ Rights to Protest Condominium Fines and Late Fees

    A recent 2021 decision rendered by the Appeals Court in Trustees of 10 Porter Street Condo Trust v. Cerda has clarified the rights of unit owners to protest the payment of fines and late fees associated with the payment of monthly condo fees. In the 1994 case …

  • Massachusetts Court Clarifies Last Month’s Rent Statute

    In a decision rendered by the Appeals Court of Massachusetts (Gallo, Trustee v. Marinelli), the court has concluded that statutory interest earned on a last month’s rent payment received by a landlord from a tenant need not be paid. The facts of the case regar …

  • KCL Insights: July 14, 2016

    KCL Wins One of First Cases Under New Alimony Termination Law; I Wish I Had Known…….What Did I Sign?; And Recent Blog Posts The latest issue of KCL Insights includes: KCL Client is Entitled to Termination of His Alimony Obligation Under Alimony Reform Law …

  • KCL Insights: Patient Confidentiality, Security Deposit Law Update, Latest News June 23, 2016

    The latest issue of KCL Insights includes: Milton Kerstein and Andra Hutchins new blog series, “Tips for Avoiding or Responding to Licensing Board Investigations”. The series provides practical advice for health care professionals including psychiatrists, psyc …

  • Landlord/Tenant Security Deposit Law Update

    Summary Process (Eviction) Statute The Massachusetts Security Deposit statute first enacted in 1969 is very complex and requires a landlord to follow certain specific steps to protect the tenants’ interests. One such step has recently been clarified. The summa …

  • Real Estate Overassessment – Abatement Procedure

    If you believe that your municipality (city or town) has overassessed your home and as a result you are paying too much in real estate taxes, there are specific steps that are required to be followed to challenge that assessment. Failure to follow these proced …

  • Foreclosure of Mortgage and Eviction Proceedings

    In the recent decision of Bank of New York v. Bailey, issued by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the court held that a homeowner whose mortgage was foreclosed by a lender could raise as a defense, in a subsequent eviction proceeding filed against the …

  • New Massachusetts Homestead Law

    By Mark Lichtenstein, Esq. ~ By Robert A. Finkel, Esq. Homesteads are an affordable way for many of our clients to obtain significant protection from certain creditors.  On December 16, 2010, the governor of Massachusetts signed into law the most extensive cha …

  • Liability of Commercial Property Landlords to Tenants

    In March of 2011, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court entered a decision clarifying and establishing new law concerning the obligation and liability of a landlord/owner of commercial property for personal injuries sustained by tenants and visitors. The co …

  • Liability of Landlords to Tenants/Visitors in Commercial Property

    In March, 2011, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, in the case of Bishop v. Tes Realty Trust, entered a decision clarifying and establishing new law concerning the obligation and liability of a landlord/owner of commercial property for personal injuries …