Laura M. Kaplan

LauraKaplan - Senior Counsel


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Tel: (401) 453-1200

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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts


  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • Princeton University, B.A.

Senior Counsel


Laura Kaplan is a Senior Counsel in DarrowEverett’s Commercial Real Estate Practice Group and represents owners, investors, lenders and developers in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions.  Laura has extensive experience advising clients on legal matters related to the entire lifecycle of real estate transactions, including acquisition, financing, development, leasing, operation and disposition of office, industrial, retail, hospitality and mixed-use properties.  Laura is a practical problem-solver who thrives helping clients achieve their goals.

Representative Matters

  • Represented PEBB Enterprises and BH Group in their $48.5 million joint venture acquisition of a prime waterfront shopping center in Fort Lauderdale that will be redeveloped to include 361 housing units. I assisted with due diligence and the financing and closing of the transaction with a large Florida-based bank.
  • Representation of various shopping center owners in their retail leasing transactions (including leases with national brands), representations of owners and users of office, laboratory and other commercial space in leasing transactions, and representation of industrial clients in sale/leaseback transactions.
  • Representation of borrowers and lenders in construction and permanent financings and refinancings.
  • Representation of REIT in numerous acquisitions of industrial properties in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Providing real estate asset management services to public institutions in all aspects of the sale and long-term lease of surplus real property, including procurement law compliance and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, development agreements, leases, and conveyancing documents.
  • Conducting due diligence and advising on title, zoning and environmental issues.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining the DarrowEverett team, Laura spent over 15 years working in both outside and in-house counsel roles in Boston, Massachusetts, at all times concentrating her legal practice on complex commercial real estate transactions.

Related Practices

Publications and Media Appearances


  • ICSC
  • Boston Bar Association
  • CREW Boston