Larry DiCara is among Boston’s most recognized attorneys and civic leaders. A frequent speaker at colleges, universities and other venues, as well as a regular go-to source in Boston media, Larry has taught at Harvard, Boston University and the University of Massachusetts.
Larry practices real estate and administrative law and has been intimately involved with the development process in and around Boston for more than 40 years.
I represent owners and developers before the Boston Redevelopment Authority and most every other city and state agency in the Commonwealth.
I have extensive experience counseling clients on legislative matters at the federal and state levels. I frequently travel to Washington, D.C., to represent clients and have been named Special Counsel to the Massachusetts House of Representatives with respect to redistricting on several occasions.
My political memoir, Turmoil and Transition in Boston, was recently published by Hamilton Books. I also recently co-authored two articles about electoral patterns in Boston for Commonwealth Magazine with James Sutherland, a PhD student at Northeastern.
I look forward to working with a wide variety of clients and others to continue to bring to fruition our longstanding vision of Boston as a world class city.
Bisnow | April 30, 2018
Boston real estate partner Larry DiCara is featured in this Q&A, looking back at some of the biggest deals and most important lessons in his career.
Law360 | February 06, 2018
Boston real estate partner Larry DiCara and San Francisco real estate associate Ian O’Banion co-wrote this contributed article on municipalities that are coping with population growth by increasing their use of “air rights”—the concept that a person who owns a plot of land also owns the sky above.
Boston Globe | September 17, 2017
Boston real estate partner Larry DiCara, who previously served as city council president, is quoted in this article about the upcoming preliminary election for the District One seat on Boston’s city council.
Law360 | July 28, 2017
Boston real estate partner Larry DiCara and San Francisco real estate associate Ian O’Banion co-authored this article comparing the real estate markets of Boston and San Francisco.
Boston Globe | June 10, 2017
Boston real estate partner Larry DiCara is quoted in this article regarding the increasing popularity of Boston’s LGBT Pride parade as a campaign ground.
Commonwealth Magazine | March 20, 2017
Boston real estate partner Larry DiCara contributed this article about the next steps in the legislative process regarding Massachusetts adult-use marijuana laws.
Bisnow | January 24, 2017
Boston real estate partner Larry DiCara is featured in this article as a result of his recent participation in Bisnow’s future of downtown Boston event that focused on the transformation of the city in recent years.
The Boston Globe | May 05, 2016
Boston real estate partner Larry DiCara provides commentary in this feature article on a proposed new high-rise building in Boston’s Downtown Crossing area.
Boston Globe | August 02, 2015
Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara is mentioned in this article about his representation of Liberty Mutual in 2010 when the insurance giant opted to stay in downtown Boston.
The Boston Globe | July 02, 2015
Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara is quoted in this story on the politics surrounding possible road improvements leading to and from the proposed Everett, MA, casino complex.
University of Massachusetts, LL.D., (Hon.)
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, M.P.A.
Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
Harvard College, A.B., cum laude
Boston Latin School
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Larry was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the field of Real Estate Law. Larry has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2012.
Larry has also been recognized as a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” in Real Estate based on a peer-review survey by Thomson Reuters (2004-2012).
Larry has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell®, the highest possible rating for ethics and legal ability.
Larry was recognized in the 2014 edition of The Legal 500: USA as a Leading Lawyer in the Real Estate category.
In recent years, he has received the Judge Learned Hand Award from the AJC, the Father of the Year Award from the American Diabetes Association, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Boys State/Girls State Foundation.
Larry DiCara is a former member and president of the Boston City Council and has served as a member of the Democratic State Committee for over 40 years.
He serves as a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Harvard Cooperative Society. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee of the City of Boston and is active in many other civic and charitable endeavors. For over forty years, he has taught government at Massachusetts Boys State/Girls State. Larry DiCara has served as Treasurer of the Boston Bar Association and a member of its Council and chairs its Legislative Steering Committee. He is former President of the Boston Latin School Association, the Greater Boston Council, Boy Scouts of America and the Boston Theatre District Association, former Chairman of The Boston Municipal Research Bureau, former Chairman of A Better City, and a former Trustee of the University of Massachusetts.