Rubin and Rudman Names Michael J. Novaria Chair, Real Estate Department

June 6, 2022

Boston, MA (June, 2022) – Boston-based, full-service law firm Rubin and Rudman announced that Michael J. Novaria, Esq. has been named Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department. Novaria replaces former practice group co-chairs, Paul Baccari and Susan Doren, who, for many years, led the department and fostered significant growth and firm-wide collaborative relationships.

Michael Novaria is a commercial real estate attorney specializing in retail and office leasing. His real estate practice encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, development, with a specialty in office, retail and cannabis leasing. Michael has extensive experience representing local and national retail companies and restaurants. He continually represents owners, developers, landlords, tenants and general contractors with real estate related matters.

“Michael is an excellent real estate and transactional lawyer and I am confident that his experience and vision for the department will enhance our abilities to provide quality legal services to our real estate clients in all phases of their transactions and projects”, said John J. McGivney, Managing Partner at Rubin and Rudman. “I look forward to supporting his leadership of the department”, added McGivney.

“I am honored and challenged to lead this team of experienced and talented real estate professionals as we continue to expand the practice and help our clients achieve success through superb client service” said Novaria.

Over the last half century, Rubin and Rudman’s real estate department has been at the helm of some of the most iconic and transformative real estate developments in Boston. Our experienced team provides counsel to clients across a platform of real estate matters including, real estate development, financing, leasing, zoning, permitting, environmental and land use and construction law.

Novaria recently received recognition as a Top Lawyer for Real Estate Law in Boston Magazine’s inaugural edition of Top Lawyers, 2021 and in The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2020-2022. Novaria is a member of the Board of Directors of Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) and is an associate member of the Andover Zoning Board of Appeals. He received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and BA from the University of Massachusetts.