Lawrence S. DiCara practices real estate and administrative law. He has taught at Harvard, Boston University, and the University of Massachusetts.
Mr. DiCara has been intimately involved with the development process in Boston for over thirty years, and has been named Special Counsel to the Massachusetts House of Representatives with respect to redistricting on several occasions. He has represented owners and developers before the Boston Redevelopment Authority and most every other city and state agency. Mr. DiCara has extensive experience counseling clients on legislative matters at the federal and state levels. He travels to Washington D.C. frequently to represent clients.
Mr. DiCara has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 and 2013, recognized in the area of Real Estate Law. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey. He has also been recognized as a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” in Real Estate based on a peer-review survey by Thomson Reuters (2004–2012).
Mr. DiCara has been quoted in regional and national publications on issues of law and public policy for over 40 years. He has written articles for newspapers and magazines on a number of important topics. His law review article, “Public Education in Greater Boston: Does America’s Commitment to Equality and Integration Stop at the City Line?” which was co-authored with Professor Charles P. Kindregan, was published in volume 11, number 5 of the Suffolk University Law Review in summer 1977.
Most recently, he has authored an article along with James Sutherland, a PhD student at Northeastern, which is being published this spring in Commonwealth Magazine. It concerns electoral patterns in the City of Boston.
Mr. DiCara has spoken across the Commonwealth and nationally for over 40 years. He has frequently spoken at commencements and other high-profile activities. His political memoir, Boston in Transition, will be published this coming fall.