Deborah Howitt Easton


Deborah Howitt Easton is a Partner in the firm's Real Estate Department. Her practice covers all aspects of commercial real estate including acquisitions, sales, leasing, financing and development. Debbie represents a variety of clients, including owners, tenants, retailers, developers and lenders in the full spectrum of commercial real estate transactions, including drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, leases (including retail, office and laboratory space) and loan documents. Debbie became a LEED Accredited Professional in September 2008.

Prior to joining the firm, Debbie practiced real estate law for several years in Albany, New York.

 Representative Experience

  • Represents landlord of multiple office locations in the Greater Boston area in connection with leasing to general corporate and biotech tenants
  • Represents national grocery store chain concentrated in New England in lease negotiations in connection with the addition of fueling facilities to existing locations

 Speaking Engagements and Publications

  • "Leasing in Troubled Times," The Real Reporter, February 24, 2012
  • “Sustainability Roundtable,” speaker, with Hugh J. Gorman III, International Facility Management Association, June 2010
  • "Tenant Exit Strategies: Planning Ahead for a Way Out," Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy, vol. 17, no. 4, September 2004
  • "Real Estate Law: Supreme Judicial Court Abandons the Independent Covenant Rule in Commercial Leases," Massachusetts Law Review, vol. 87, no. 3, Winter 2003
Deborah Howitt Easton