Kristen Spirou

Kristen E. Spirou


Kristen E. Spirou


  • Overview


    Kristen Spirou concentrates her practice on commercial real estate finance, land use, and transactional matters. She is a member of the firm's Real Estate + Development Group.

    Land Use
    Kristen advises clients on local zoning and other state land use regulation, and environmental risk documentation in the context of transactions. She also assist clients with obtaining the permits and approvals needed to successfully complete their development projects. 

    Real Estate Financing and Transactions
    Kristen represents lenders in commercial lending transactions for all mortgage asset classes, including affordable housing projects. She assists clients in structuring and documenting mortgage loans and real estate transactions, and reviews title, survey, and due diligence materials. 

    While in law school, Kristen served as Managing Editor of the Boston University Public Interest Law Journal. During her third year, she was also a student attorney with the school’s Startup Law clinic, where she assisted MIT and Boston University student entrepreneurs with corporate, transactional, and intellectual property issues that arise in starting and growing a business.

    • Publications


      "Massachusetts enacts H. 4647 during COVID-19 state of emergency," co-authored with Matthew J. Lawlor and Kendra L. Berardi, published in the New England Real Estate Journal (5/8/2020)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • November 8, 2023

        Kendra Berardi and Kristen Spirou Recognized as a KIND 2023 Pro Bono Team of the Year.

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      • May 10, 2020

        Matt Lawlor, Kendra Berardi, and Kristen Elia Author Article on Massachusetts Moratorium Published in New England Real Estate Journal

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    • Legal Updates/Newsletters

      Legal Updates/Newsletters

      "Supreme Judicial Court: Short-Term Rentals Not Consistent with Single-Family Residential Zoning" co-authored with Timothy C. Twardowski and Michael S. Giaimo (6/22/2021)

      "Massachusetts Extends Moratorium on Certain Evictions and Foreclosures" co-authored with Matthew J. Lawlor (7/27/2020)

      "Massachusetts Enacts H. 4647 – Establishing Broad Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium During COVID-19 State of Emergency" co-authored with Kendra L. Berardi and Matthew J. Lawlor (4/21/2020)