Michael Dana Rosen is a shareholder of the firm, a member of the firm's Executive Committee, and Chair of the firm’s Corporate & Business Department as well as the Commercial Real Estate and Cannabis Groups. He represents companies and individuals in the acquisition, development, sale, leasing, and financing of complex commercial and residential real estate projects. Mr. Rosen represents borrowers and lenders in sophisticated commercial, real estate, and franchise related financing transactions.
Mr. Rosen's commercial real estate practice also includes advocacy before zoning and planning boards and other municipal agencies in a wide range of land use and regulatory matters. His experience includes representing telecommunications carriers before local boards in connection with the siting of wireless facilities and cellular towers. He also frequently assists real estate holding entities and family businesses on entity structure and formation, succession and estate planning and implementation.
Mr. Rosen's practice includes the representation of closely held businesses, providing contract, general corporate and business advice. He is also available to provide guidance to creditors, vendors and landlords in complex bankruptcy cases and commercial workouts. Mr. Rosen also oversees the firm’s work in the emerging Cannabis Industry, including licensing; permitting; land use; finance; and entity structure.
Mr. Rosen's business and educational background, as well as his work experience in the banking industry, provides clients with important insight and expertise into a wide range of financial and real estate issues.
HONORS & AWARDS
- Named a 2019 Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
- Named one of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's ‘Go To Commercial Real Estate Lawyers’ for 2021.
Publications and Speaking Engagements
- Weighed in as an expert on "Cannabis dispensary owner’s action vs. abutters not SLAPP suit", Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, June 3, 2021 and "Abutter argues medical cannabis business must be nonprofit", Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, May 20, 2021.
- Served as "Expert of the Week" on Cannabis Issues for Neptune Advisors LLC, April 2021.
- Presented at the National Retail Tenants Association (NRTA) on September 27-30, 2015 on the topic of Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreements (SNDAs) and Tenants Estoppels.
- “Cash is king...or not? Landlords and tenants should consider the specifics of a lease transaction”, New England Real Estate Journal, January 30, 2015. (co-authored with Christopher Agostino)
- Michael Rosen was interviewed by Radio Entrepreneurs on December 19, 2014.
- “How the unions impact lease negotiations between landlord and tenant, and how to avoid disputes”, New England Real Estate Journal, September 5, 2014.
- “Can traditional zoned commercial/industrial areas coexist with mixed-use and Chapter 40B projects”, New England Real Estate Journal, January 31, 2014. (co-authored with Christopher Agostino)
- “Changing Demographics and Demands are Influencing Real Estate Development”, New England Real Estate Journal, November 11, 2011.
- “Adaptive Re-Use”, Banker and Tradesman, June 28, 2004. (co-authored by Joseph McNabb)
Represented LFB with regard to the acquisition of 8.6 Acre Parcel of Land in Marlborough, MA for Development of 65,000 square foot US Headquarters and R&D Facility.
Represented Dundee Redspring LLC, and Ozzy Properties in a variety of land use matters concerning this project. Check out the full story here.
Successful completion and implementation for our client, Osgood Solar, LLC, of a 6 Megawatt Solar Facility in North Andover MA. Check out the full story here.
Represented Archimedia Soultions in the acquisition of Makepeace and the acquisition of Imtek. Check out the full story on the Makepeace acquisition here and the Imtek acquisition here.
Represented Vendor Alliance Capital on the closing of their recent franchise financing transaction for a Jersey Mike's in Ramsey Plaza located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. See our post on LinkedIn.
Represented Vendor Alliance Capital on their franchise financing transactions with Bailey Donuts and Ramsey Plaza with regard to Dunkin Donuts franchises located in Norridgewock, Maine and Fayetteville, North Carolina. See more details here and here.
Represented Ozzy Properties and their affiliate, 21 Howe Street, on their commercial refinancing with Enterprise Bank. See more details here.
Represented Parallel Products and their affiliate, SMRE 100 Canopy, LLC on their solar financing transaction with HarborOne Bank. See more details here.
Represented Ozzy Properties on their acquisition of the 96 Unit Abbott Landing Residential Complex in Andover, Massachusetts. See our post on LinkedIn.
Represented Ozzy Properties on the successful closing of the sale of a portion of Osgood Landing to Hillwood Development for the development of an Amazon distribution facility. See our post on LinkedIn and learn more about the deal here.