246 Walnut Street
Newton, Massachusetts 02460
Tel: 617-964-7000 x300
Laurance is the Managing Partner of Rosenberg, Freedman and Lee LLP and focuses his practice in Real Estate Law, Land Use, Licensing and Small Business development.
Laurance has over 17 years of experience working with real estate professionals and regularly represents clients before the City of Newton permit granting authorities such as the City Council (formerly known as Board of Aldermen), and Board of License Commissioners. Laurance has successfully obtained special permits for various development and home-improvement projects as well as approvals from the City of Newton and Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission for common victualler’s and alcoholic beverages licenses for established restaurants such as Shake Shack - Chestnut Hill; Sycamore – Newton Centre; Lumière Restaurant - West Newton; Walnut Grille – Newton Highlands; Sichuan Gourmet House – Newton Highlands; Little Big Diner – Newton Centre; The Cottage – Chestnut Hill; and LeDu Thai Eatery - Newtonville.
Laurance frequently represents Lenders, Developers, Buyers, and Sellers in Commercial and Residential real estate transactions as well as Landlords and Tenants in Commercial real estate leasing transactions.
Laurance earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and later earned his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from Suffolk University Law School and Suffolk University Sawyer School of Management, respectively. Laurance is fluent in conversational Cantonese (Chinese).
Laurance was named among young lawyers as a "Rising Star" in the field of real estate law, as published in Boston Magazine in 2009 through 2012 and 2014, and has been named a Super Lawyer from 2015 to 2017. Laurance is a member of the Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts and has donated his time for pro bono work as a volunteer attorney for the Women’s Bar Foundation of Massachusetts, a non-profit organization, in its Family Law Project.
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