Partner Julie Barry Delivers First REBA President’s Message

March 6, 2023

Prince Lobel Partner and President of the Real Estate Bar Association (REBA) of Massachusetts has authored the first REBA President’s Message for 2023.

Her message begins, “What exciting and unprecedented times for a real estate lawyer. For those of us who have been practicing for longer than we’d like to admit, we are seeing new issues and dilemmas arising, as we tackle wide-ranging impacts and reverberations in real estate and land use, ranging from cannabis legalization to climate change. Due to COVID-19, we’ve witnessed a generational shift in measuring productivity, with the almost certain likelihood that remote is here to stay, as so many of us are now working remotely for part of their workweek. While many of these new land use issues create challenges for clients and their lawyers, they also offer us new opportunities, and may help make our sometimes staid practice area more interesting and relevant to fellow legal professionals. REBA is at the forefront of these issues. . . . “

Julie Pruitt Barry is a trial and appellate attorney with more than 25 years of experience in state and federal courts including the Massachusetts Appeals Court, Superior Courts, Land Court, Probate Court, and the U.S. District Court, and First Circuit Court of Appeals.  She represents developers, commercial and residential property owners, businesses, and individuals.

Julie’s practice focuses on commercial and residential real estate and land use litigation and permitting, including zoning and planning, affordable housing, cannabis, renewable energy, historic districts, title and easements, construction, and insurance coverage.  She also represents clients in state and federal environmental administrative matters including wetlands and tidelands, and hazardous waste under both state and federal Superfund Acts, MA Chapter 21E, and CERCLA, as well as in mediation and arbitration proceedings.

About REBA: For more than 150 years, REBA’s shared legacy has been advancing the practice of real estate law while upholding and promoting fair dealing, professional networking and collegiality among members of the real estate bar. REBA continues that enduring and proud legacy by creating and sponsoring professional standards, advocating in the legislative process on behalf of our members, mentoring new members of our profession and creating educational programs.

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