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Sullivan & Worcester LLP, Karen Kepler, Boston, USA

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Karen Kepler

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Sullivan & Worcester LLP

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Karen Kepler is a partner in the Real Estate Department in our Boston office. She has a general commercial real estate practice in which she represents for-profit and non-profit organizations, financial institutions, quasi-public agencies, HUD and Fannie Mae-financed developments, federal and state low income housing tax credit, historic tax credit and tax-exempt bond financed projects, New Markets Tax Credit developments and "Comprehensive Permit" projects under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40B. She also has extensive experience structuring complex, multi-tiered and multi-phased projects using creative land use tools such as condominiums, air-rights and ground leases.


Massachusetts, 1983
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts 
Best Lawyers in America(2017)
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Top Women of Law (2016)
Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2004, 2014 - 2015)


American Bar Association, Forum on Affordable Housing, past Chair of Senior Housing Committee, 1997 - present
Boston Bar Association, Past Co-Chair of Affordable Housing Subcommittee of Real Estate Section
CREW/Boston, Member of Housing & Community Development Group
Lawyers' Clearinghouse on Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Board Member and Past President, 1997 - 2012
Women's Bar Foundation of Massachusetts, Inc., Past President and Trustee, 2001 - 2005
Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts, Past President, 1989 - 1990
Town of Brookline, Housing Advisory Board, Current Member
LeadBoston Class of 2004 - 2005


J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1983
B.A., cum laudePhi Beta Kappa, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1979

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

Sullivan & Worcester LLP advises on acquisitions and sales, development, environmental issues, financing, leasing, REIT matters and workouts, while Opportunity Zones - a recent initiative to encourage investment in underdeveloped areas - are a new area of focus for the firm. John Balboni represented Equity Resource Investments on several private equity joint venture transactions with an aggregate value of more than $100m. Ashley Brooks advised Cronin Development on the development, financing and management of the construction of a $500m luxury condominium and two-story restaurant in Boston. Adam Weisenberg is also recommended alongside New York-based real estate finance chair Joseph Philip Forte. The firm took on three partners from Murtha Cullina LLP's affordable housing group - Karen Kepler, John Gahan III and Deirdre Robinson - while Eric Lemont left for an in-house role at a national developer. All named attorneys are based in Boston.

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