andrewley_opulent_22_12Andrew J. Ley
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  • Bar Admissions
    Massachusetts

    U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Memberships
    Massachusetts Bar Association, Real Property Section

    Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association

    Boston Bar Association, Real Property Section

    Greater Boston Real Estate Board, Real Estate Finance Association Division
  • Awards & Recognition
    Named as a "Super Lawyer", Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004, 2006

    Named in Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in the East and Who's Who in America

    Recognized as a top Real Estate lawyer in Top Rated Lawyers for 2012 by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Education
    Boston University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1975

    Dartmouth College, Bachelor of Arts, 1967
  • PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING
    Speaker, Leasing Issues, National Business Institute

    Presenter, Structuring Developer Agreements in Real Estate Deals, ReedLogic Video Leadership Seminar
  • COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
    Trustee, U.S.S. Constitution Museum Foundation (Nominating, Development, Annual Dinner and Governance Committees)

    Member, Greater Boston Advisory Board of the Salvation Army (Property Committee)

    Executive Committee Member, Boston University School of Law Alumni Association

    Member, Massachusetts Advisory Council, New England Law Foundation

    Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Aviation Association, Boston Chapter

Drew Ley has over 30 years of real estate law experience covering all aspects of commercial (office and retail), industrial and multi-family real estate projects, including representation of lenders and developers in acquisition, development, sales, leasing, financing, permitting, subdivision and general real estate issues. Drew, who is a retired Colonel in the United States Marine Corps and a former naval aviator, is also an approved title attorney for major national title insurance companies.

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  • The acquisition and development of major portions of a 200-acre mixed use project involving the redevelopment of a former naval air station
  • The acquisition, development and sales of multi-family residential projects in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maryland, Michigan and Virginia totaling over 7,000 units The acquisition, development and leasing of over 1.5 million square feet of office, retail and mixed-use projects
  • Counsel for complex development projects, including the land assembly of over 20 parcels of land on behalf of a non-profit client for the building of a community center
  • The acquisition and development of a 300-unit multi-family project in Rhode Island involving agency housing development bonds, letters of credit, construction loans, mezzanine loans and an equity investment by a major life insurance company
  • The acquisition and development of a Maryland multi-family project financed with Sharia compliant loan documentation
  • Representation of the prevailing parties in Chandler v. Nantucket County Commissioners, 437 Mass. 430 (2002), which involved an unauthorized taking of private property allegedly for public use, and Gifford v. Planning Board of Nantucket, 376 Mass. 801 (1978), in which a division of a tract of land was incorrectly excepted from the Subdivision Control Law