Joel Reck has more than ten years of varied mediation experience involving the following types of disputes:
Development and land use
Workouts and foreclosures
Easements, boundaries and adverse possession
Currently listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Real Estate Law, he has been listed as one of the “Nation’s Top 10 Real Estate Lawyers” published by the United States Lawyer Rankings guide and named as a leading individual in real estate law in Massachusetts by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He served as Chair of the Real Estate Section and as President of the Boston Bar Association and of the Boston Bar Foundation and served on the governing boards of the Massachusetts Bar Association, REBA, the American Bar Association and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. He is the recipient of REBA’s Richard B. Johnson Award, the Association’s highest honor. Mr. Reck is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and its Leasing Committee, is a former Chair of the Wayland Zoning Board of Appeals and of the Boston Harbor Island Alliance, now Boston Harbor NOW. He has been a former chair and board member of many other non-profit organizations and has served on various governmental task forces.
Mr. Reck is a retired partner from Brown Rudnick LLP and is the former Chair of its Real Estate Department. His practice consisted of structuring, managing and closing sophisticated commercial real estate transactions throughout the United States and included several of the largest development projects and leases in the Greater Boston area. He received his B.A. degree from Bowdoin College and his J.D. degree from Harvard University. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Boston College Law School and as a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education faculty member to train and certify lawyers to be mediators.