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Professional Profile: The Hon. Rudolph Kass (ret.)

Rudolph KassThe Hon. Rudolph Kass (ret.) served as a justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court from 1979 (with a one year hiatus when mediating for REBA Dispute Resolution) until his retirement as a recall judge on the Appeals Court bench in 2003.  During that period he authored close to 2000 opinions, many in real estate-related fields. Prior to his appointment to the Appeals Court, Kass was a partner in the Boston firm of Brown, Rudnick, Freed & Gesmer, known today as Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels LLP, where his field of concentration was real estate law-related with an emphasis on government assisted housing.

Having participated in a Boston Bar Association committee that drafted and lobbied for a condominium enabling statute, Kass became an authority on condominium law.  In 1965 Kass served as counsel to a special legislative committee that drafted the statute creating the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, now known as Mass Housing.

Kass has lectured frequently in continuing legal education settings on real estate-related subjects and appellate practice.   He is the editor/author of an MCLE publication, Legal Chowder.

Judge Kass received his AB from Harvard College and his law degree from Harvard Law School.


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