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.
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.
The Boston Globe | June 04, 2015
Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara is quoted in this article discussing two well-known office and retail buildings in Boston’s Back Bay that are on the market for $1.5 billion—among the highest asking prices for commercial space in Boston history.
CommonWealth | March 31, 2015
Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara authored this article discussing the need for the MBTA to add reworking bus routes in an effort to ease Boston’s commuter problems.
CommonWealth Magazine | March 19, 2015
Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara co-authored this column discussing the decline in children among Boston’s population that is dramatically reshaping the city.
CommonWealth | February 18, 2015
Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara authored this column discussing the importance of transit-oriented development.
CommonWealth | January 20, 2015
Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara co-authored this column discussing whether the 2016 presidential race can produce a transformational leader.
WBUR (NPR Boston) | January 13, 2015
Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara is featured in this coverage discussing Boston Mayor Walsh’s first year in office, what’s been working and his goals for the next year.
CommonWealth | November 17, 2014
Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara authored this column examining a shift among the voting public in a few select Worcester County towns.
WGBH (PBS) | October 30, 2014
Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara, a former Boston City Council president and one-time candidate for mayor, authored this piece reflecting on the legacy of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.
Boston Business Journal | October 22, 2014
Boston Real Estate partner Larry DiCara provides third-party commentary in the implementation of long-term use restrictions reflecting Christian Science teachings in the nearly $22M sale of land near Boston's Christian Science Plaza.
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.