Brian Dugdale commercial real estate development financing acquisition disposition attorney lawyer



Brian Dugdale is a real estate attorney who represents real estate developers, investors, and owners involved in the multifamily housing, retail, public infrastructure, transportation, and educational industries.

He handles all aspects of the development, acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate. Brian also helps clients analyze and create land use and permitting strategies in connection with major developments and acquisitions.

He advises national multifamily and mixed-use real estate developers and higher educational institutions in all aspects of acquiring and developing properties, including: permitting, regulatory compliance, due diligence, agreements with private land owners and public authorities, tax credits, and bond financing for public infrastructure improvements (including Infrastructure Investment Incentives Act (“I-Cubed”) financing). 

Brian regularly works with clients to obtain permits at the local, state, and federal levels, representing numerous clients before various public and quasi-public governmental agencies and authorities, including: select boards, zoning boards of appeal, planning boards, city and town councils, conservation commissions, assessors’ offices, Cape Cod Commission (CCC), Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Massachusetts Historic Commission (MHC), Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).


  • Best Lawyers in America® (2024): Real Estate Law
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star®, Land Use & Zoning, 2018-2023


  • Boston Bar Association, member
  • Citizens School Mock Trial Apprenticeship Program, mentor


  • Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia


  • Georgetown University Law Center  (J.D., cum laude, 2009)
  • University of Massachusetts  (B.B.A., 2006)