Stephen was born in Newton, MA and attended high school in Concord, NH. After college, Stephen lived in San Diego and Boston before deciding to attend law school in Washington, DC. Since returning to Boston in 2009, Stephen has been working as in-house counsel with a mid-sized, family-owned real estate investment, development and management company.
As in-house counsel with a seasoned owner and manager of a portfolio comprising in excess of ten million square feet across the commercial/medical office, industrial and residential sectors of the real estate industry, Stephen has been involved with a broad spectrum of “brick and mortar” transactions and their various participants. In addition, Stephen has been involved with his employer’s “higher level” activity related to private equity management, complex debt financing, bond markets and federal regulatory compliance.
Stephen enrolled in the MSRED program in order to gain a better understanding of the economic contours of real estate acquisition, management and development, with a particular focus on capital markets and complex finance. After MIT, Stephen intends to move away from the practice of real estate law in favor of a role more directly involved with the underlying assets. Stephen holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Colgate University (’04) and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center (’09). Prior to his current job, Stephen has worked in politics and campaign finance, public interest law, the federal judiciary, and commercial litigation and transactional law.