Joseph Y. Wang honored as “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

July 24, 2020

Joseph Y. Wang, partner in the firm’s Real Estate Department and member of its Hospitality Practice Group, has been selected by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as a 2020 Excellence in the Law “Up & Coming Lawyer” honoree. This annual award recognizes rising stars in the legal community who have practiced for 10 years or fewer, but who have already distinguished themselves in their firm and practice. Wang will be honored at the 2020 Excellence in the Law event on July 22, 2020.

Joseph has experience in a variety of real estate matters, including land use and zoning and development, and has represented landlords and tenants in office, retail, and research and development leasing matters large and small. He has been engaged in several large development projects in Boston, where he has negotiated with local and state agencies and private parties to bring brand name hotels and residential stock to the city. Joseph also participated in the negotiation and administration of complex agreements for multiphase development projects involving state and local tax incentives, sale-leaseback transactions, and multilayered contingencies and financial clawbacks, and has worked to resolve issues related to zoning, governmental confidentiality requirements, incentives applications, and site selection criteria. He has represented hotels, restaurants, and other businesses to assist business owners and entrepreneurs up and down the northeast in zoning, permitting, and contract negotiation matters. Joseph is a frequent speaker at the Boston Bar Association on issues of professionalism and professional responsibility and performs regularly with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as a member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

Joseph received his B.A. from Princeton University and a Master of Philosophy from Oxford University. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan.