E. Christopher Kehoe

Partner

  • Overview

    Biography

    Chris Kehoe,  a member of the firm’s Real Estate + Development Group, has over 30 years of experience as a commercial real estate lawyer, working on all types of real estate transactions. Mr. Kehoe focuses his practice on real estate finance, acquisitions, sales, and complex title.

    Real Estate Transactions

    Mr. Kehoe regularly represents lenders, buyers, sellers, and owners in commercial real estate transactions. He has represented a variety of clients, including national and local lenders, developers, hotel and restaurant owners and franchises, manufacturers, auto dealerships, telecommunications companies, shopping center owners, and fiduciaries.

    Mr. Kehoe negotiates purchase and sale agreements; supervises due diligence work related to zoning, survey, and title issues; and advises corporate clients on various real estate issues in connection with purchases and sales of businesses.

    Mr. Kehoe recently represented a national lender in connection with acquisition and construction financing for four climate-controlled storage facilities in Houston, Texas.

    Mr. Kehoe has represented national lenders in multistate projects on a regular basis.  For example, he was involved in a $100 million loan facility secured by 24 shopping centers in 12 different states.

    Real Estate Financing

    Mr. Kehoe handles commercial real estate financing on behalf of lenders and borrowers, with a focus on real estate finance transactions. He drafts and negotiates commercial loan documentation and provides advice regarding Massachusetts mortgage laws to lenders involved in multistate secured lending transactions.

    Mr. Kehoe has extensive experience with handling commercial real estate financing, including construction loans of all types, mixed-use development, large scale rental and condominium projects.

    Mr. Kehoe's practice also includes analyzing and resolving complex title issues. He is a title insurance agent for seven national title insurers. In addition, he is a frequent speaker before legal, professional, and community groups on issues related to real estate law, financing, title insurance, and title issues. Mr. Kehoe has been named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers® list in the area of Real Estate since 2006 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.).

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Represented a national developer in connection with the acquisition of large multifamily properties for repositioning, including condominium conversion. In addition to traditional lender financing, we assisted our client with secondary financing through private placement of stock as well as membership interests in the acquisition entity, including all necessary federal and state securities filings.
      • Representation of two national banks in two loan transactions each one more than $40 million, involving a large shopping center in Houston, Texas, and one in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
      • Representation of littoral property owners on Cape Cod regarding title and erosion issues involving actions by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The matter involves beach erosion-related title and takings issues that were the subject of the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
      • While president of the Real Estate Association of Massachusetts, Chris spearheaded a three year legislative effort to overhaul Massachusetts mortgage release laws, which resulted in Chapter 63 of the Acts of 2006, which became known as the “2006 Omnibus Mortgage Discharge Legislation”. This achievement has been widely heralded as one of the most important pieces of real estate legislation enacted in recent memory.
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts
      Director Emeritus and Past President (1984 - present)

      American Bar Association

      Massachusetts Bar Association
      Past Chair of Real Property Section

      Boston Bar Association

      Massachusetts Association of Bank Counsel
      Past President

      The Abstract Club
      Executive Committee
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Real Estate Law since 2013 (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

      AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell™ in the area of Real Estate (Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings is a trademark. AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc.)

      Listed in Massachusetts Super Lawyers® in the area of Real Estate Law since 2006 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Boston College Law School
      75th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Award
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "The Evolving Landscape of Easement Relocation after M.P.M. Builders," co-authored with Timothy C. Twardowski (vol. 9, no. 2, 2007)

      "Building an Addition onto Your House? Know about 'Variances'," published in Exhibit A, co-authored with Timothy C. Twardowski (5/2007)

      "Real Estate Title Practice in Massachusetts,," published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, coauthor, 2003 edition and 2006 and 2010 supplements

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • December 21, 2010

        Attorney Kehoe Instrumental in Homestead Reform Legislation

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      • March 5, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Coauthor Chapter in Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Book

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      • September 3, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Real Estate Partner Elected Chair of MBA

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      • April 23, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Partner to Present at REBA Spring Conference

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