Attorneys

Edward M. Bloom

Partner
Edward M. Bloom
Partner

Edward M. Bloom is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Department. He is widely respected for his knowledge and experience in real estate law. Ed concentrates his practice on the development, sale, leasing, and mortgaging of residential, office, shopping center, industrial, and condominium properties.

A past president of REBA, Ed co-chairs its amicus committee and is a past chair of its leasing committee. In addition, he is a past president of The Abstract Club and a past chair of the Boston Bar Association’s leasing committee.

Ed is the editor and a co-author of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s (MCLE’s) treatise on Lease Drafting in Massachusetts and has chaired and lectured for many years at seminars for MCLE, REBA, The Abstract Club and the Boston Bar Association.

After law school, Ed served as Chief Judicial Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court under Chief Justice G. Joseph Tauro.

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Representative Experience

  • Landlords of retail shopping centers throughout the U.S.
  • Major supermarket chain in negotiating built-to-suit store and ground lease locations in New England
  • Landlords and tenants in office, R&D, manufacturing and warehouse leases
  • Boston-based book publisher with respect to its real estate matters, including lease transactions, for over thirty years

Speaking Engagements And Publications

  • “Cracks In The Law of Sidewalks,” Banker & Tradesman, July 2017
  • Lease Drafting in Massachusetts, Editor-in-Chief and Author, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 4th ed., 2017 (also Editor-in-Chief of 1996, 2001, 2005, 2010 editions)
  • “Negotiating & Drafting Office & Retail Leases,” panel chair, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, April 2016
  • A Danger To Commercial Property Owners (And Their Lenders),” Banker & Tradesman, April 2016
  • “Post-foreclosure eviction case reopened after SJC ruling,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, August 2014
  • “Negotiating & Drafting Office & Retail Leases,” panel speaker, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, April 2013
  • “Leasehold Financing,” speaker, REBA, February 2013
  • “New Economic Development Act fixes SJC leasing decision.” REBA NewsSeptember 2012
  •  “SJC foreclosure ruling avoids title disaster,” Boston Business Journal, June 2012
  • “Real Estate Industry Sitting on a Volcano,” The Real Reporter, March 2012
  • “SJC decision deepens foreclosure morass,” Boston Business Journal, November 2011
  • “What Every Real Estate Lawyer Needs to Know About Representations, Warranties, Indemnity Agreements & Insurance: Sophisticated answers to complex questions,” speaker, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, May 2010
  • “Liquidated Damages for Commercial Lease Defaults: Can the Cummings Case Be Right?,” panelist, 12th Annual Real Estate Law Conference, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, March 2010
  • Chapter on construction mortgages, contributing author, Crocker’s Notes on Common Forms, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2010 forthcoming, (also contributor to 1995, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2008 editions)
  • “Surfing the Economic Tsunami: Practice Tips for the Leasing Professional,” panelist, Sherin and Lodgen LLP and Cushman & Wakefield Inc. joint seminar, May 2009
  • “Negotiating Commercial Leases in Uncertain Times in Massachusetts,” speaker, Lorman Education Services, December 2008
  • “Negotiating Retail Leases,” chair, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, May 2008
  • “Negotiating Office Leases,” chair, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, February 2008
  • SJC stuns real estate bar with ‘Cummings’ decision,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, October 2007
  • “Proposed REBA Office Lease Form,” speaker, Real Estate Bar Association Fall Meeting, 2007
  • “Strategic Issues in Commercial Leasing,” speaker, 8th Annual Real Estate Law Conference, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2006
  • “Relocating Easements after M.P.M. Builders v. Dwyer,” speaker, Real Estate Bar Association Fall Meeting, 2005
  • “Understanding and Negotiating the Greater Boston Real Estate Board Commercial Lease,” lecturer and seminar chairman, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2005
  • “Recent Developments in Real Estate Law that Every Broker Should Know,” speaker, Greater Boston Real Estate Board, November 2004
  • “Analyzing the Greater Boston Real Estate Board Commercial Lease Form,” speaker, Real Estate Bar Association Fall Meeting, 2003
  • “Representing Commercial Landlords and Tenants – Dangerous Lease Issues for the Unwary,” speaker, Real Estate Bar Association Spring Meeting, 2003
  • 5th Annual Real Estate Law Conference, speaker, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2003
  • “Yearly Update on Real Estate Law,” speaker, Massachusetts Bar Association Annual Meeting, 1980-2002
  • Chaired and lectured at numerous real estate seminars for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, the Boston Bar Association, The Abstract Club and the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts

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