David Abromowitz



David Abromowitz is a real estate attorney who is nationally known for his work on complex development and finance deals, in particular public-private partnership transactions.

A major focus of his practice is affordable housing and economic development, including Section 42 multifamily residential properties, private redevelopment of public housing, recapitalization and sales of older HUD-assisted properties, such as HUD Section 236, and Section 8 community land trusts, and other multi-layered public and private financings.

David served several years on the firm's Executive Committee and as one of the firm's first Co-Chairs of its Real Estate Group.


  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent TM
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2022-2024, Real Estate Law
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2016, 2020
  • Affordable Housing Vision Award, National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, 2014
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, B'Nai B'rith Housing New England, 2013
  • Recognized as a "social capitalist" by SCI Social Capital, Inc., 2008
  • Honored by Fair Housing Center of Boston, 2007
  • Honored by National Economic Development and Law Center, 2004


  • National Housing & Rehabilitation Association
    • President, 2018-Present
    • Vice-Chair, 2013-2018
    • Secretary, 2011-2013
    • Board of Directors, 1997-Present
  • Board, Equity Trust, 1996-Present
    • YouthBuild USA, Inc.
      • Chief Public Policy Officer, 2015-Present
      • Board Member, 1998-Present
      • Former Lecturer, Harvard Law School (2016)
      • Board of Directors, MassDevelopment (2009-2016)
      • Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress (2008-2016)
      • Co-Chair, Governor Deval Patrick’s Housing Transition Working Group (2006-2007)
      • Chair, Goulston & Storrs Pro Bono Committee (1997-2007)
      • The Lawyers Clearinghouse on Affordable Housing and Homelessness
        • Co-Chair, 1993-1998
      • American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development
        • Co-founder
        • Chair, 1996-1997
        • Board Member, 1987-1998
      • Former Co-Chair, Goulston & Storrs Real Estate Group
      • Past President, Congregation Eitz Chayim


      • Massachusetts


      • Harvard Law School  (J.D., magna cum laude, 1982)
      • Princeton University  (B.A., magna cum laude, 1978)