Beveridge & Diamond

New Real Estate Attorney Joins Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 7, 2007

Boston, MA -- Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., the environmental, land use, and litigation law firm, is pleased to announce that Deborah A. Eliason has joined the Firm’s Transaction/Project Development Practice as Of Counsel in its Massachusetts office located in the Wellesley Office Park.  Ms. Eliason’s practice primarily will focus on real estate transactions, including major acquisitions and dispositions of real property.  In this capacity, she will provide counsel relative to residential, industrial, commercial and retail projects.

Specifically, Ms. Eliason will advise clients regarding: (1) site control, acquisition and development; (2) title issues; (3) financing and loan documentation; (4) site development documentation, including utilities, deed restrictions and ownership organization; (5) lot sales; (6) affordable housing projects, including advice regarding regulatory agreements, deeds, deed riders, monitoring services agreements, affordable housing restrictions and rental agreements; (7) chapter land acquisitions (MGL 61, 61A, 61B); and (8) negotiation and drafting of all forms of leases, including ground, residential, industrial, retail and commercial. 

“Ms. Eliason’s real estate expertise will be a  great complement to our growing land use and permitting practice,” commented Brian Levey, a principal in Beveridge & Diamond’s Massachusetts office.  “With more than twenty years of real estate law experience, she has been involved in numerous multi-million dollar real estate transactions and has represented clients throughout Massachusetts.  Her addition to this practice truly allows us to provide a full range of services to our real estate development and environmental clients.”

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Eliason was a principal with Kopelman and Paige, P.C. and held several positions in state and local government.  During this time, she advised clients regarding the acquisition, disposition and management of their real property and was responsible for numerous, complex transactions throughout the Commonwealth.  As an attorney for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Ms. Eliason advised state agencies regarding the acquisition and disposition of real property and state building construction projects and served as lead counsel responsible for the acquisitions of new campuses for several community colleges and a state university.  Ms. Eliason began her career as a Law Clerk for the Massachusetts Superior Court.

Representative Matters

Ms. Eliason’s experience includes the following representative transactions:

  • $19,000,000.00 public/private purchase of 360 acres of land, funded through public and private contributions.
  • $11,500,000.00 purchase of real and personal assets of private water company with assets in two states.
  • $4,700,000.00 multi-party purchase of conservation restriction encumbering 247 acres of land.
  • Contested purchase of 125 acres of land under agreement with large national developer, pursuant to option created by G.L.c. 61A. 
  • Purchase of 9 units of affordable rental housing by municipal housing authority.
  • Sale of land and abandoned mill buildings for residential redevelopment to anchor downtown revitalization plan.
  • Sale of land and abandoned building for development of residential market rate and affordable units, involving public and private funding.

Ms. Eliason is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Salve Regina College and received her JD, Cum Laude, from Suffolk University School of Law.  She is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar, U.S. District Court Bar (Mass.), Massachusetts Bar Association, and Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association.

For additional information, please contact Ms. Eliason at, (781) 416-5717.