Jonathan E. Book

Co-Chair, Real Estate and Development
Jonathan Book helps financial, corporate, non-profit and public entity clients achieve their objectives in commercial real estate transactions. He advises them on the leasing, acquisition, sale and financing of properties, and advises on related construction, title and zoning matters. In these transactions Jonathan drafts and negotiates the leases, financing documents, purchase agreements and design and construction contracts. On the financing side he has represented major banks and other institutional lenders, as well as private borrowers, in real estate and asset-based financing and loan restructuring transactions. Jonathan advises clients on the real estate aspects of developing and financing energy and renewable energy projects including solar and wind projects. He also helps state government agencies and municipalities with property acquisition, disposition and economic development.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Economics, magna cum laude

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts


  • Advised Soltage LLC in connection with the development of multiple solar projects
  • Represented Greentown Labs with the development, finance and construction of a 58,000 square foot cleantech incubation and innovation center
  • Represented the Institute of Contemporary Art in connection with the development, financing and construction of its new facility on the Boston waterfront
  • Represented various municipalities and their redevelopment agencies (including the City of Revere, City of Chelsea, City of Cambridge, Town of Arlington, City of Springfield and City of Malden) in land disposition matters to support urban renewal projects
  • Helped a private conservation organization with the acquisition and restriction of more than 1,000 acres of land for conservation purposes.
  • Represented a major software developer with the negotiation of a 350,000 square foot office lease and subsidiary subleases
  • Worked with the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority and the Massachusetts Highway Department in a variety of matters concerning the Central Artery/Tunnel Project

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Honors & Involvement

  • Named a 2021 Top Lawyer by Boston magazine
  • Named a 2021 “Go To Lawyer” for Commercial Real Estate by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • Former member, Zoning Board of Appeals in Brookline, MA

Speaking Engagements

  • "Advising Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporations," 2009 Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting (October 2009)