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Teresa A. Belmonte

Partner

  • 617-557-9702
  • 617-227-0781
  • 75 State Street
  • Boston, MA 02109

Teresa A. Belmonte

Partner

  • 617-557-9702
  • 617-227-0781
  • 75 State Street
  • Boston, MA 02109

Practice Focus

Teresa A. Belmonte advises closely-held businesses, nonprofits, and individuals on business and real estate law matters. She has worked with many of her clients for more than a decade helping to position them for long-term success. Teresa also advises clients on real estate matters related to family estates and distinctive properties.

From serving as general counsel to advising on operational and governance matters, Teresa is skilled in all phases of business law. Her experience includes debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder and member issues, commercial transactions and licensing agreements.

Teresa's real estate practice includes advising owners of both commercial and residential real estate on acquisitions, sales, financing, and leasing. She is experienced in land use, environmental and permitting issues, as well as construction contracts. Well-versed in condominium and cooperative law, Teresa works with property owners to create residential and commercial condominiums, limited equity cooperatives and cond-ops. She also advises condominium associations and cooperatives boards on creating, reviewing and amending governing documents.

Representative Experience

  • Advises one of the major health insurance companies in Massachusetts.
  • Represented an artist nonprofit organization in purchasing and renovating an industrial building in the Fort Point section of Boston, obtaining zoning relief, forming a condominium and an artist limited equity cooperative. Provides continuing representation to the condominium and artist limited equity cooperative, including assisting in leasing commercial space.
  • Assisted a developer in connection with a multi-use project, consisting of a hotel, restaurants and retail stores, including obtaining zoning relief, negotiating construction and architectural contracts, and leasing of restaurants and retail shops.
  • Created the agreement for and negotiated the affiliation of a major university in the Boston area with another nonprofit organization.
  • Represents a European bank with loans to Massachusetts borrowers secured by real estate in Massachusetts.
  • Assisted a Boston-based condominium association in negotiating and drafting engineering and construction contracts with outside contractors to stabilize pilings.

Activities and Publications

  • Former Chair of the Environmental Committee of the Massachusetts Bar Association Property Law Section Council
  • Former Member of the Executive Committee of the Real Estate Bar Association ("REBA")
  • Past panelist and chair of seminars sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education ("MCLE"), and REBA
  • Contributing author to the MCLE publication Handling Residential Real Estate Transactions in Massachusetts

Community Involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors, MAB Community Services, Inc.
  • Chair, Human Rights Committee, Nexus, Inc.
  • Member, Wakefield Conservation Commission
  • Former Director of an independent school
  • Past Director of Barnard Club of Boston

Teresa’s Comment on Client Service

I strive to create strong working relationships with my clients. By listening to clients and understanding their needs, I find that I am effective at helping them establish attainable goals and adding value to their decision-making, ultimately guiding them to reach their desired outcome.

 

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