Ethan Ceplikas counsels real estate owners and developers as well as businesses operating within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
What do you focus on?
My practice encompasses several areas that leverage my past business experiences. This helps my clients meet their operational goals.
Commercial real estate transactions
I assist affordable housing owners and developers on acquisition and disposition of multifamily properties, including those financed with low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs). I recently assisted a client in acquiring and financing a 190-unit affordable multifamily development in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Real estate asset management
I work with property owners to manage their assets, handling property management agreements, vendor contracts, tax abatement and other legal issues. For example, I negotiated a complex tax settlement with the City of Boston, saving approximately $400,000 over the next three years.
Representation of business owners
Retail, restaurant and other business owners also rely on my experience, and I represent clients before regulatory authorities, including the City of Boston Public Improvement Commission and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. I recently helped a new Boston museum obtain a liquor license for private events.
With the Seniors Housing team, I represent facility owners and operators. I assisted a prominent Boston developer with title analysis and the $33 million financing for a seniors housing complex in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood. I also provided zoning and permitting advice to a client relating to the development of seniors housing in the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station.
What do you see on the horizon?
I enjoy connecting clients with similar goals. As our population ages, I see great potential for affordable housing developers to work with seniors housing operators to maximize benefits for their residents and their investors.