Steve Langer has been practicing commercial real estate law since 1981, specializing in commercial leasing, financing and development. Steve began his career with Fine & Ambrogne, spending almost ten years at the medium-sized Boston firm. From mid-1990 until 2002, he was a real estate partner at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., a major Boston-based firm with several offices in the United States and abroad. After 2½ years in solo practice, Steve co-founded Langer & McLaughlin, LLP in June of 2005, and the practice continues to cover all areas of commercial real estate, including the representation of developers, landlords, tenants and lenders in connection with retail, office, residential and mixed-use developments.
Steve’s practice has involved a broad range of clients and projects, from representing a major publicly-held biopharmaceutical company in connection with two build-to-suit lease transactions totaling over 500,000 square feet, to smaller family-owned portfolios with leases in the 2,000 – 5,000 square foot range. Among Steve’s other projects have been the sale of an 11-property flex/industrial portfolio, the rezoning and redevelopment of a 18-acre suburban retail center, the development of a fitness center complex by a suburban private secondary school, a new suburban country club clubhouse, new college residence and instructional buildings, the leasing of several restaurant/café locations throughout New England and representation of an international provider of child care services in connection with over 200 centers across the United States.
Steve also has extensive experience representing both landlords and tenants in connection with retail and office space, and also has represented various institutional developers and owners and pension funds in their development and leasing activities around the country, and has negotiated leases with several major national chain tenants. Steve’s other clients have included various retail franchisees, regional office and retail landlords and local retail operators.
Steve is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He is a member of the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations, the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He received his B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University (1977) and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law (1981), where he was an editor on the Boston University Law Review. Steve has been named as a Super Lawyer since 2010, and has been acknowledged with the Martindale Hubbell AV Rating (the highest available). Prior to moving to Gloucester, Massachusetts, he served as the Vice Chairman of the Wellesley (MA) Permanent Building Committee, and was an elected representative to the Wellesley Town Meeting. Steve is also an enthusiastic sailor and walker.