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Peter D. CorbettPeter D. Corbett

(617) 574-4124
pcorbett@goulstonstorrs.com
Fax: (617) 574-7504
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Boston
400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston MA
02110-3333
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Education
Brandeis University, B.A., 1973

Universittaet Tuebingen, Germany, Fulbright Fellow, 1981-1982

Boston University, Ph.D., 1984

Harvard Law School, J.D., 1990
Admissions
Massachusetts

Overview

The development, acquisition, leasing and disposition of commercial real estate properties and other large projects throughout the United States is at the core of Peter Corbett's law practice. Peter also counsels clients in connection with the structuring of complex real estate joint ventures, as well as property and asset management. His practice also includes structuring public and private development relationships, obtaining tax incentives and public financing for development projects, and projects in the energy and hospitality areas. In addition, Peter has extensive experience in the transportation field, and in the acquisition and development of projects along the coastline, including resorts, marinas, yacht clubs and boatyards.

Representative Experience

  • Shire Human Genetic Therapies, Inc.-- Permitting and incentives for bio-pharmaceutical research and manufacturing campus.
  • Nantucket Island Resorts -- Acquisition and ongoing operation of numerous hotel, restaurant, marina and retail properties on the island of Nantucket, MA.
  • Samuels & Associates -- Structuring complex joint ventures and forward equity takeouts for urban mixed use projects.
  • Schlumberger -- World research headquarters, Cambridge, MA -- Permitting and structuring.
  • Utility and power generating companies, including National Grid, Exelon, Boston Generating and NRG -- Real estate, permitting and incentives.
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and MassDOT -- Various railroad matters, including negotiation of Definitive Agreements, Trackage Rights Agreements, Operating Agreements and similar documents with CSX, State of Rhode Island Department of Transportation, Pan Am Railways and other parties.
  • New England Development -- Representation in connection with numerous retail and mixed-use developments, joint ventures and regional malls, in New England and across the country.
  • Various resort communities -- Declarations, restrictions, and similar structuring.
  • Hyatt Hotels – Sale of the Hyatt Regency Boston
  • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts – Sale of the Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
  • Boston Redevelopment Authority -- Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, site acquisition and preparation.
  • Numerous clients – Negotiation and drafting of power purchase agreements, energy supply agreements, solar leases, energy-savings sharing agreements, electric power supply agreements, natural gas supply agreements and steam supply agreements for renewable, CHP and conventional electric power, natural gas, steam, and heated water.
  • Numerous clients -- Representation in connection with a variety of public incentive benefits, including tax increment financing, district improvement financing, 121A tax agreements, PILOTS, special taxing districts and other programs.
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Urban Land Institute -- Council Member, Commercial and Retail Development Council
  • NAIOP -- Public Affairs Committee Member
  • Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development, Board of Directors (2002-2007)
  • Real Estate Roundtable, Member, Research Committee (2000-2005)
  • Massachusetts Biotechnology Facilities Regulatory Improvements Committee (2003-2004)
  • Pro Bono work for Jewish Funds for Justice, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, ROCA, Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts, Nuestra Communidad and Community Resources for Justice
  • Boston Bar Association
Awards and Recognition
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2013, 2016
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer-Review Rated AV Preeminent TM
Speaking Engagements
Press Releases
num: 30
clientAdvisories: State Regulations Encourage Combined Heat and Power
publicationsArticles: “Real Estate Issues”, in Advising a Massachusetts Business, MCLE
publicationsArticles: "Due Diligence" in Drafting Commercial Real Estate Documents in Massachusetts, MCLE
clientAdvisories: Proposed New Regulations Affecting the TIF and Certified Project Programs
clientAdvisories: U.S. Treasury Announces the Public-Private Investment Program's What You Need to Know
clientAdvisories: U.S. Treasury and FDIC Solicit Comments on Public-Private Investment Funds and the Legacy Loans Program
clientAdvisories: Massachusetts Proposes to Broaden Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Requirement
clientAdvisories: Health Information Technology Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
clientAdvisories: Amended Massachusetts Lobbying Law: Expanded Impact on Businesses, Employees, Attorneys and Service Providers
clientAdvisories: Implications of Financial Reforms for Commercial Real Estate
clientAdvisories: Biomass in Massachusetts – Recent Developments
clientAdvisories: District Improvement Financing (DIF) - Recent Amendments May Re-invigorate Funding Program
clientAdvisories: MassDEP Proposes Significant Reforms
blogEntries: Familiar Deals in Unfamiliar Contexts:  Buying Retail REO Properties from Special Servicers
blogEntries: Run Your Meter Backwards: Net Metering and Other Opportunities For Retailers
clientAdvisories: Emails May Satisfy Statute of Frauds. Judicial Developments & Practical Precautions
clientAdvisories: New Stimulus for Real Estate Development
blogEntries: New Energy Efficiency Requirements in Store for Commercial Buildings in Massachusetts
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Represents United Communities LLC in Financing of Solar Energy Installation for Public-Private Partnership at New Jersey Military Base
clientAdvisories: U.S. Supreme Court’s Koontz Decision Favors Developers in Land Use Permit Negotiations
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Captures 47 Spots on the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List; 14 on the 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Congratulates Client Roca, Inc. on its Central Role in Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Landmark $27M Social Innovation Financing Project
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Launches Climate Change Resilience Task Force
publicationsArticles: "Goulston Helps At-Risk Youth Program Get $27M Funding," Law360
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Survey Explores Real Estate Industry’s Mixed Reaction on Climate Threats
clientAdvisories: MEPA Releases Draft Policy on Climate Change Adaptation and Resiliency
blogEntries: Climate Change Adaptation: Massachusetts Releases New Policies to Address
clientAdvisories: New Flood Hazard Maps Released for Boston
clientAdvisories: Texts that Bind: Text Messages May Form Binding Real Property Contract
pressReleases: 45 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
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October 2016
45 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
November 2014
Goulston & Storrs Survey Explores Real Estate Industry’s Mixed Reaction on Climate Threats
February 2014
Goulston & Storrs Launches Climate Change Resilience Task Force
January 2014
Goulston & Storrs Congratulates Client Roca, Inc. on its Central Role in Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Landmark $27M Social Innovation Financing Project
October 2013
Goulston & Storrs Captures 47 Spots on the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List; 14 on the 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List
Publications & Mentions
November 2014
"Goulston Helps At-Risk Youth Program Get $27M Funding," Law360
Fall 2011
“Real Estate Issues”, in Advising a Massachusetts Business, MCLE
2009
"Due Diligence" in Drafting Commercial Real Estate Documents in Massachusetts, MCLE
Seminars & Events
December 2014
The Impact of Climate Change on the Commercial Real Estate Industry: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Investment (A complimentary webinar)
December 2012
Energy Panel - New England Policy Conference, Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association
November 2009
When the Ice Melts – TARP, TALF and PPIP
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