Clive D. Martin


  • Overview


    Clive Martin's practice includes the many forms of litigation that arise in the real estate context, from title problems to development disputes and everything in between, with a particular focus on the law of condominiums. He also practices in the areas of creditors' rights, collection, and bankruptcy.

    Mr. Martin is a skilled litigator who represents businesses, associations, lending institutions, and individuals in state and federal courts and before administrative boards and alternative dispute resolution forums. He regularly handles title claims, lender liability claims, condominium lawsuits, and lien priority actions as well as replevin, foreclosure, and secured claims. He also handles adversary proceedings in bankruptcy, including stay relief, fraudulent transfer, nondischargability, and avoidance claims. He is experienced in the assertion of creditors' critical prejudgment rights, including real estate and trustee attachments, reach and apply orders, and the appointment of keepers for contested assets.

    Mr. Martin was born and raised in England, where he also attended college. He obtained his law degree after moving to the United States and became a United States citizen in 2008.

  • Experience
    • Experience


      • Millennium Place Ritz-Carlton, Boston. Represents the managers of this new 132-unit, north high-rise residential condominium at the Millennium Place Ritz-Carlton in Boston in all matters regarding its transition from developer control to unit owner control. The representation includes litigating on the construction of the parking garage and other claims against the developer for construction, engineering, and accounting deficiencies; negotiating management agreements with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company; interacting with the residential and commercial units of the primary condominium; and advising the board on the myriad issues a luxury downtown condominium faces on a daily basis.
      • Union Wharf Condominium, Boston. Provides legal services to the board of this 90-unit condominium on the Boston waterfront. The advice sought includes interpreting the condominium documents, handling the construction problems of a waterside community, advising on board members' fiduciary duties, reviewing contracts with vendors, and responding to unit owners' claims, management of staff, and all the legal issues that arise in the condominium.
      • Parkside Condominium, Boston. Represents the board of trustees in litigation involving unit owners, in interpretation of the condominium's documents and in municipal issues.
      • Cambridge Glass Factory Condominium, Cambridge. Represents the trustees of this new 104-unit condominium in negotiations with the developer regarding construction defects during the conversion of this building into condominium units.
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bar Association

      Boston Bar Association

      Community Associations Institute (1998 - present)

      Discovering Justice Foundation

      Massachusetts Bar Association

      Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts
      Board Member
      Co-chair of the Condominium Law and Practice Committee
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Listed in Massachusetts Super Lawyers® in the area of Business Litigation for 2015 and 2016 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

    • Presentations


      "Litigating Real Estate Disputes: Recent Decisions, Practical Applications and a View from the Bench," Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, panel member (7/2008)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • February 25, 2016

        Clive Martin Quoted in Banker & Tradesman

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      • February 25, 2015

        Clive Martin's Views on Condo Law Featured in Banker & Tradesman

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      • August 25, 2014

        Clive Martin quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

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      • January 13, 2014

        Boston Lawyers Prepare Students to Deliver Oral Arguments

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      • December 27, 2012

        Attorneys Teach Middle School Students to Present Oral Arguments Before Massachusetts Appeals Court Justices

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      • December 15, 2011

        Boston Attorneys Coach Students to “Stand Up for Your Rights”

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      • April 14, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Chairs Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Program

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      • August 8, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Discusses Condo Litigation on MCLE Panel

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      • July 29, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Appointed Co-Chair of Condominium Sub-Committee

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      • July 15, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Celebrates His U.S. Citizenship

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      • October 18, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 19, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • June 5, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Boston Lawyers Coach Students on Constitutional Procedure

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