Robert has assisted many clients with the acquisition, development, leasing, refinance and sale of commercial and residential real estate properties. He also has extensive experience in counseling lenders and investors in connection with their real estate and business backed financings and transactions. His clients are based in Massachusetts, throughout the U.S. and worldwide.
Working with entrepreneurs, Robert has substantial experience assisting clients with the launch and growth of their businesses. He has represented many clients in connection with their incorporation, LLC formation, shareholder agreements, equity financings, bank financings, employment agreements, stock option plans, contracts, and asset and stock purchase agreements. Robert also has expertise assisting non-profit foundations and public charities in incorporating and establishing their organizations under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and in providing ongoing corporate counsel.
Robert enjoys working closely with clients to help bring their transactions to a successful conclusion, whether it’s the purchase, leasing, refinance or sale of real estate; a business loan secured by real estate and business assets; or the purchase, financing, investment in or sale of a business.
Sale of Commercial Building Portfolio
Represented the seller in connection with the $16 million sale of several commercial retail buildings in Allston, Massachusetts.
Refinance of Self-Storage Facilities
Represented the owner of self-storage real estate portfolio in connection with the buyout of a partner’s interest, the closing on a $12 million defeasance, the refinancing of a mortgage loan, and a reworking of the company’s corporate structure.
Purchase of Retail Location
Represented a tenant in connection with the $4 million purchase of a commercial retail building in Newton, Massachusetts.
Sale of Brookline Apartment Building
Represented the seller in connection with the sale of a Brookline, Massachusetts apartment building.
Refinance of Medical Office Condominiums
Represented the owner of Brookline, Massachusetts medical office condominiums in connection with a commercial refinance.
Office Building Purchase
Represented a general contractor in connection with the purchase of an office building in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Gas Station Sale
Represented a family-owned Massachusetts gas station in connection with its sale to a gas station operator.
Refinance of Boston Apartments
Represented the owner of North End apartments in connection with a commercial refinance.
Representation of Commercial Lender
Closed 13 commercial refinance transactions with a Boston, Massachusetts multi-family owner, including drafting and negotiation of loan documents.
Represented a North End landlord in connection with the negotiation of a restaurant lease, including sublease and guaranty.
Represented a medical practice in connection with the negotiation of an extension of an office lease.
Amendment to Condominium Documents
Reviewed existing condominium documents and drafted amendments to the Master Deed and Declaration of Trust for the Board of Trustees
Right of First Refusal Agreement
Drafted a right of first refusal agreement for the purchase of commercial property in Medford, Massachusetts.
Sale of Psychology Practice
Represented a mid-size Massachusetts based psychology practice with the sale of its practice to a national provider of behavioral healthcare services. In connection with the sale, assisted with pre-deal planning and due diligence and negotiated transaction-related documents including the purchase agreement, a contingent payment agreement, an interim services agreement and a termination of a phantom stock and bonus agreement with a key employee.
Medical Practice Buyout
Represented Massachusetts physicians in connection with the sale of their medical practice interests.
Represented a family-owned business in connection with the drafting of a shareholder agreement designed to maintain continuity of ownership within two families and preserve the S corporation election.
Stock Option Agreement and Advisory Agreement
Represented a corporate adviser in connection with an advisory agreement and stock option agreement.
Resolution of Contract Dispute
Successfully resolved a dispute between a Newton, Massachusetts real estate company and its IT vendor.
- Commissioner, City of Newton’s Economic Development Commission
- Board of Directors, The Wurtman Foundation
- Board of Directors, Temple Emanuel of Newton, Massachusetts
- Past President, Temple Emanuel Brotherhood
- Former Member of the Board of Trustees, the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston
- Former Chair, Strategic Facilities Committee, the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston
Recent Blog Posts and News
- Buying Real Estate? Consider Owner’s Title Insurance
Owner’s title insurance is an optional, one-time charge that insures title to real estate for as long as the insured owns the property, subject to policy provisions. Clients often ask whether they need this coverage, whether lender’s title insurance suffices a …
- KCL Dealbook
Robert Finkel has represented the owner of a self-storage facility real estate portfolio in connection with the buyout of a partner’s interest, the closing on a $12 million defeasance, the refinancing of a mortgage loan, and a reworking of the company’s corpor …
- KCL Insights: January 27, 2017
The latest issue of KCL Insights includes recent client wins and blog posts. KCL Congratulates Our Client ScrubaDub on Their Expansion and Profile in the Boston Business Journal – Robert Finkel Winter conditions claim frozen in its tracks: equity does not trum …
- KCL Congratulates Our Client ScrubaDub on Their Expansion and Profile in Boston Business Journal
KCL Partner Robert Finkel recently represented ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers in connection with their purchase and financing of a new facility in Chelsea, Massachusetts. ScrubaDub now operates 18 locations across Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Isl …
- Avoid Surprises During the Spring Real Estate Season
With the beginning of spring, our thoughts turn to great weather, baseball, holidays and of course real estate! Recently, a client was selling a vacation home on the Cape, and was surprised to find a problem with an old deed in which Mom had tried to deed the …
- Robert Finkel Elected Vice-Chair of the City of Newton’s Economic Development Commission
Attorney Robert Finkel has been elected Vice-Chair of the City of Newton’s Economic Development Commission.The Economic Development Commission’s mission is to promote and develop business and industry for the purpose of strengthening the local economy, providi …
- KCL Insights: February 11, 2016
A new issue of KCL Insights is now available. This issue includes articles on: Annual Reporting School Suspensions in Massachusetts Tax Deadlines Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Massachusetts Department of Revenue Voluntary Disclosure Program Attorney Spotlight: …
- Annual Reporting Season: A New Year For Your Business
Each year Massachusetts corporations (and many non-Massachusetts corporations doing business in Massachusetts) must file an Annual Report with the Corporations Division of the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth within two and one half (2½) months afte …
- Robert Finkel Appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston
Kerstein, Coren & Lichtenstein partner Robert A. Finkel has been appointed to the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston’s Board of Trustees. Attorney Finkel also serves as Chair of the school’s Strategic Facilities Committee. Schechter is a premie …
- New Mass – Israel Partnership- Good Business for Massachusetts
Massachusetts Governor D Patrick is to be congratulated for his continued efforts to promote business relationships between Massachusetts and the State of Israel. This June, Massachusetts and Israel launched a new partnership designed to finance joint R&D …
- SJC Rules: Attorneys Required for Massachusetts Real Estate Closings
This week the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court came down with its long-awaited ruling in a case that has been termed “a major victory for Massachusetts homeowners” (Real Estate Bar Association (REBA) vs. National Real Estate Information Services (NREIS). T …