Bradley L. Croft


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Brad Croft is a shareholder, President of the firm, Chair of the firm's Executive Committee, and Chair of the Litigation Department. He concentrates his practice on complex business matters in the areas of construction, real estate, partnership disputes, and general commercial law. In his 25 years as a trial attorney, Brad has represented clients in a wide variety of matters, including construction claims, general commercial disputes, partnership disputes, land use litigation and zoning appeals, employment matters, condominium cases, and tort claims. He has tried cases before judges, juries and arbitration panels in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

In addition to his commercial litigation practice, Brad is a recognized leader among Massachusetts litigation and construction lawyers. He was selected as the 2015 Massachusetts Construction Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America, the only lawyer in Massachusetts to receive this honor. Brad recently served as co-chair of the Litigation Section of the Boston Bar Association, which has over 2,500 members. He is also the past chair of the BBA Construction Law Committee and Steering Committees for both the litigation and real estate sections.

In his construction practice, Brad represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, in all aspects of construction transactions and disputes. Brad counsels his construction clients on risk avoidance and ways to minimize their exposure to liability and legal fees. His clients rely on his experience and expertise to draft and negotiate all types of contracts relating to construction projects and to resolve construction and real estate disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation in state and federal courts.


  • Boston Bar Association
    ~ Co-Chair, Litigation Section (2012 - 2014)
    ~ Chair, Construction Law Committee (2009 - 2012)
    ~ Member, Litigation Steering Committee (2009 - 2014)
    ~ Member, Real Estate Steering Committee (2009 - 2012)
  • American Bar Association
    ~ ABA Forum on Construction Industry, Steering Committee Member Division 6, Construction Workplace Management and Human Resources (2009 - 2013)
    ~ Construction Law section
  • Massachusetts Building Congress
  • Construction Finance Management Association
  • Swampscott Zoning Board of Appeals


  • 2015 Massachusetts Construction Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
  • Super Lawyers, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2010, 2005
  • Avvo, 10.0 “Superb” rating
  • Named “Construction Law Expert of the Year in Massachusetts” for 2021 by Leaders in Law.
  • Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America


  • Panelist, MCLE "Standard Form Construction Contracts" (May 2017)
  • Panelist and Chair, MCLE "The 25 Critical Cases Every Construction Lawyer Must Know" (June 2016)
  • Moderator, BISNOW "Construction Innovations & The Build Environment: Construction Trends Around the World & Boston’s Development Environment" (March 2016)
  • Panelist, MCLE "Top 25 Critical Cases Every Real Estate Litigation, Title, Land Use & Environmental Lawyer Must Know" (February 2016)
  • Presented, Strafford "Construction Contracts" Webinar (August 2015)
  • Speaking, BISNOW "Boston Retail: The Impact of the Ground Floor & What Tenants Want" (July 2015)
  • Panelist, MCLE “The 25 Critical Cases that Every Real Estate Lawyer Should Know” (February 2014)
  • Co-Chair, BBA CLE “Ethical Witness Preparation:  Drawing Difficult Lines” (November 2013)
  • Panelist, Real Estate Bar Association “Basics of Mechanics Liens” (October 2012)
  • Panelist, MCLE "Dirty, Defective & Problematic Properties & Buildings" (September 2011)
  • Chair and Panelist, MCLE "Lien Law & Prompt Pay Update 2011" (June 2011)
  • Panelist, MCLE "Contract Disputes and Litigation" (February 2011) Chair and
  • Panelist, MCLE "Massachusetts New Prompt Pay Construction Law" (October 2010)
  • Moderator, Massachusetts Building Congress Program "Massachusetts Prompt Pay Law" (September 23, 2010)
  • Moderator, BBA Program "Recent Changes in Massachusetts Construction Law" (September 2010)
  • Co-moderator, BBA Program "Current Trends in Construction Mediation" (February 24, 2009)