Craig M. Tateronis is Prince Lobel’s managing partner, leading the creation and implementation of the firm’s strategic business plan, mission, and community outreach efforts. In his tenure as managing partner, Prince Lobel has more than doubled in size over the last ten years. Most recently in 2019, the firm combined with Chu, Ring & Hazel, adding seven attorneys who are providing experienced legal counsel to high-growth and technology-based entrepreneurial clients in the areas of biotechnology, medical devices, cloud services, software, electronics and semiconductors, robotics, tax, and financial services.
Since 2018, Prince Lobel has been named a “Best Law Firm” in national and Boston-area tiers, and the firm’s attorneys are regularly named to prestigious lists such as U.S. News “Best Lawyers,” “Super Lawyers,” and the Martindale Hubbel listing of preeminent lawyers in the U.S.
Under Craig’s leadership, Prince Lobel has been recognized multiple times for its diversity and inclusion initiatives. The firm received the “Leader in Diversity” award from the Boston Business Journal in the area of “Corporate Social Responsibility” and was also honored with the Rosoff Workplace Diversity Award. In 2016, Craig was nominated individually for the 20th Annual Rosoff Award. Craig also has guided Prince Lobel’s efforts to be socially active and to play a greater role in the community. In 2016, the firm received the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Excellence in Pro Bono Work Award. Craig has supported and encourages the firm’s attorneys and staff as they continue to play a role in the community, from volunteering, to serving on committees and boards that serve the legal and business community as well as communities at large in the Greater Boston area. In 2019, under his leadership, the firm established the Walter B. Prince Fellowship, which honors firm founder Walter Prince by underwriting the costs of a young lawyer to work in the Roxbury public defender’s office (where Walter began his legal career), providing quality legal services to indigent clients. In 2019 the firm made charitable contributions and provided pro bono legal services to a variety of organizations, ranging from health focused, educational, recreational, emergency, and veterans and homeless organizations. The value of those contributions exceeded $400,000.
Craig is recognized as a leading practitioner in real estate, telecommunications and renewable energy. A member of the firm’s Real Estate practice group, Craig’s practice encompasses a broad range of sophisticated commercial real estate matters–many at the forefront of Boston’s burgeoning growth. As a trusted advisor to clients, Craig counsels institutional property owners, developers, tenants, lenders, and investors in sales and acquisitions, permitting, leasing, and financing transactions.
In his telecommunications practice, Craig is seen as a go-to attorney representing wireless carriers in connection with all aspects of their network development activities. Craig has counseled wireless clients regarding site acquisition and municipal permitting work throughout New England and New York. He successfully challenged the decisions of municipalities in approximately 70 cases under the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996. He has represented wireless carriers in connection with national build-to-suit, tower disposition, and sale-leaseback transactions.
Craig also founded Prince Lobel Renewables, which offers hands-on legal and project management services to property owners, developers, businesses, cities, and towns that are planning a renewable energy project. Prince Lobel Renewables has assisted clients in the planning, development, financing, and construction of dozens of solar energy projects ranging from 40 kW to 2 MW throughout New England.
He also formed the firm’s Private Clients and Fiduciary Services initiative, which, through affiliations with money management firms and the significant experience of firm lawyers as trustees, executors, and personal representatives, helps clients manage their monetary assets. The firm’s understanding of the complexities that fiduciaries and beneficiaries face enables it to provide sound legal counsel in connection with investment matters, tax issues, and the complex family dynamics around finances.
Craig serves on Prince Lobel’s Conflicts, EEO, Intake, Social, and Wellness committees. He also chairs the firm’s Management Committee.
Craig serves on the executive council of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and on the organization’s Administration/Finance Committee.
- Yale Law School, J.D., 1988
- Trinity College, B.A., 1985
- District of Columbia
- Boston Bar Association
- NAIOP, The Commercial Real Estate Development Association
- March 2020: Prince Lobel Client Alert, “Message to Clients and Friends”
Craig M. Tateronis