Joel Reck

Joel Reck

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Arbitrating and Mediating Land Use, Real Estate, and Construction Cases
617-895-4028 | Case Manager: Josh Hoch

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Dispute Resolution Experience

Joel M. Reck is an arbitrator and mediator with MWI and is a retired partner from Brown Rudnick LLP and is the former Chair of its Real Estate Department. His practice consisted of structuring, managing and closing sophisticated commercial real estate transactions throughout the United States. Currently, Mr. Reck conducts a varied mediation and arbitration practice, principally involving real estate and commercial disputes, but also involving personal injury and professional malpractice matters. He also serves as an expert witness in cases involving transactional practice standards and real estate legal issues.

Focus Areas

Joel has several years of varied arbitration and mediation experience including:

  • Real estate and commercial disputes
  • Condominium disputes between condominium associations and original developers and between condominium associations and developers of adjacent properties
  • Control and ownership disputes among several owners of contiguous parcels comprising an integrated shopping center
  • Disputes among family members regarding financial and control issues with family owned property
  • Workout and foreclosure disputes
  • Abutter disputes regarding property lines, easements and use.

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Real Estate Law
  • Listed as one of the “Nation’s Top 10 Real Estate Lawyers” published by the United States Lawyer Rankings guide
  • Named as a leading individual in real estate law in Massachusetts by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Served as Chair of the Real Estate Section and as President of the Boston Bar Association and of the Boston Bar Foundation
  • Served on the governing boards of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Real Estate Bar Association, the American Bar Association and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • Member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and its Leasing Committee
  • Served as Chair of the Boston Harbor Island Alliance and former chair and board member of many other non-profit organizations
  • Recipient of the Richard B. Johnson Award, the Real Estate Bar Association’s highest award
  • Appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to the Massachusetts Foreclosure Impacts Task Force

Lectures and ADR Trainings Conducted

  • Adjunct Professor at Boston College Law School
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education faculty member for real estate and mediation

Background and Education

  • J.D., Harvard University Law School
  • B.A., Bowdoin College

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