Professional Profile: Joel M. Reck, Esq.Joel M. Reck, Esq. Joel M. Reck, Esq. is a retired partner from Brown Rudnick LLP and is the former Chair of its Real Estate Department. His practice consisted of structuring, managing and closing sophisticated commercial real estate transactions throughout the United States and has included several of the largest development projects and leases in the Greater Boston area.
Mr. Reck has several years of varied mediation experience, principally involving real estate and commercial disputes, but also involving personal injury and professional malpractice matters. Many of these mediations have involved multiple parties.
Real Estate - Development disputes between developers and abutters; Condominium disputes between condominium associations and original developers and between condominium associations and developers of adjacent properties; Control and ownership disputes among several owners of contiguous parcels comprising an integrated shopping center; Disputes among family members regarding financial and control issues with family owned property; Workout and foreclosure disputes; Abutter disputes regarding property lines, easements and use. Commercial - Family business control and ownership disputes; Employment dispute involving fired CEO. Personal Injury - Passenger injury on cruise ship. Malpractice - Legal malpractice claims.
Listed in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Real Estate Law; listed as one of the “Nation’s Top 10 Real Estate Lawyers” published by the United States Lawyer Rankings guide; named as a leading individual in real estate law in Massachusetts by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; served as Chair of the Real Estate Section and as President of the Boston Bar Association and of the Boston Bar Foundation; served on the governing boards of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Real Estate Bar Association, the American Bar Association and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education; Member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and its Leasing Committee; Chair of the Boston Harbor Island Alliance and former chair and board member of many other non-profit organizations.
J.D. degree from Harvard University; B.A. degree from Bowdoin College; trained and certified as a mediator by Mediation Works Incorporated.
Adjunct Professor at Boston College Law School; Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education faculty member to train and certify lawyers to be mediators; Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education faculty member in Civil Mediation Workshop.