Matthew R. Lynch

Matthew Lynch represents commercial real estate developers and institutional owners of commercial real estate in the development, acquisition, management, leasing and disposition of commercial real estate.

What do you focus on?

Today I focus my practice in three main areas, utilizing my more than 20 years of experience to help our clients achieve their business objectives.

Acquisition and disposition of office and mixed use buildings

I have represented parties ranging from large institutional owners to family-owned or closely held real estate investment companies buying and selling office and mixed use buildings. Recently, I represented a large institutional owner in the disposition of a large portfolio of office buildings in Boston to a number of different buyers.

Leasing of office space by large national and international corporations

I have represented a number of large corporations in leasing new office space in the Greater Boston area. Recently, I represented a large manufacturer of footwear and apparel in the negotiation of a lease for the relocation of its corporate headquarters in Boston’s North Station area.

Retail leasing

I have represented both landlords and tenants in leasing retail space in shopping centers and mixed use buildings. Recently, I have represented an institutional owner in connection with leasing up a large regional shopping center.

What do you see on the horizon?

As the commercial real estate industry becomes more consolidated in terms of the number of major developers and owners, having the right law firm on your side becomes even more important. This is true both in terms of the quality of the legal representation but also with respect to business connections. I add value to my clients when I make introductions such as potential debt and equity sources and referrals to quality real estate service providers such as brokers, managers and contractors.


Matthew R. Lynch



Phone: 617-345-1212

Fax: 866-947-1804

Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude

College of the Holy Cross, B.A., cum laude


Matthew was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in the field of Real Estate Law. Matthew has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2018.

Matthew has been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 for Real Estate (Massachusetts). Matthew has also been recognized in Chambers in previous years. He was also recognized in the 2014 edition of The Legal 500: USA as a Leading Lawyer in the Real Estate category. Matthew has also received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review RatingTM from Martindale Hubbell®, the highest possible rating for ethics and legal ability.

Matthew Lynch is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the Real Estate Finance Association and the Holy Cross Club of Greater Boston. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice. Matthew is also a member of the Boston College Real Estate Council.

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