Partner Diane Rubin was elected president of the Real Estate Bar Association (REBA) this week at the organization’s fall conference. A longtime REBA member, Rubin accepted this honor after many years of holding leadership roles within the organization and serving on the REBA Dispute Resolution Panel. Rubin took the stage to say thank you: to her fellow REBA members for electing her, to Prince Lobel managing partner Craig Tateronis and founding partner Walter Prince, both of whom were in attendance, for supporting her and “creating a firm where it’s fun to practice law,” and to previous REBA president Fran Nolan, who passed Rubin the gavel, for his commitment to the organization, as well as his good humor and optimism.
REBA Executive Director Peter Wittenborg expressed his opinion that Rubin would make an excellent president, saying that “from guiding the launch of our condominium law section to serving on our board and as an officer, Diane’s calm and effective leadership skills have become a terrific asset to REBA.”
“I’m excited to start my term,” Rubin herself said of her new position. “I’m committed to being accessible and to learning from others what I can do to make membership to this association more valuable.” Rubin also stated her intention to focus on promoting the organization’s Dispute Resolution panel: “We have an incredible Dispute Resolution panel at REBA, made up of retired land court judges and other seasoned professionals. The panel is easy to use and has some of the most competitive pricing in the city, and I think we’ve got a tremendous opportunity to grow this part of REBA into the best option for resolving real estate and business disputes in Massachusetts.”