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Allan Caggiano




Allan handles commercial real estate matters of all kinds, including acquisitions, dispositions, finance, development, construction, and leasing. Based in Boston, Allan represents local, regional, and national corporations, developers, lenders, investors, landlords, and tenants in a wide variety of transactions.

Active in politics, Allan currently holds an elected position in his hometown, has worked for two Massachusetts Governors, and has been an advisor for various local, state, and national campaigns. Allan is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Wildlands Trust, a land trust created to conserving and preserving the natural heritage of Southeastern Massachusetts.


  • Boston College (JD)
  • Suffolk University (BA)


  • Represent private and public real estate funds in connection with their acquisitions and dispositions of office and industrial real estate nationwide 
  • Represent developer in connection with its assemblage, permitting, and financing of a 300+ mixed-use project in Boston
  • Represent various affordable housing developers in connection with a permitting and subsequent appeals of various projects throughout Massachusetts under MGL C.40B
  • Represent national health care providers in connection with their facility acquisitions, dispositions, and financings
  • Represent landlords and tenants of varying sizes in leasing transactions and construction contracts for office, laboratory, manufacturing, industrial, telecom and sale-leasebacks, including representation of a multi-billion dollar REIT in connection with its acquisition and leasing of office and industrial space nationally
  • Represent various property owners and billboard operators in connection with the permitting, construction and management of billboards in Boston and other municipalities throughout Massachusetts

Recognition & Awards

  • Included on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star: Real Estate list (2009 – 2017)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Real Estate Law (2019-2020)


  • Former board member, Suffolk University College of Arts and Sciences
  • Board member, Wildlands Trust

Recent Insights

News & Press


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Sale-Leasebacks: Cash Out but Keep Control

February 23, 2017 | Blog | By Allan Caggiano

Our colleagues Susan Phillips, Stephen Friedberg and Andrew Dean wrote an article recently published on “Sale-Leasebacks: Cash Out but Keep Control” advises on how to recover capital spent on property acquisition and improvements while continuing to occupy and operate the property. The article has been attached below.
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Tenant Exclusives: Rogue Tenants, Enforcement, and More

November 9, 2016 | Blog | By Allan Caggiano

Recently, Law360 published our colleague Andrew A. Dean’s follow up to his previous article, “Negotiating Exclusive Use Provisions in Retail Leases.” This new article discusses how to address “rogue tenants,” the enforcement of an exclusive and whether continuous operation clauses should factor into the exclusive use provision when negotiating a retail lease on behalf of a tenant.
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Negotiating Exclusive Use Provisions in Retail Leases

October 11, 2016 | Blog | By Allan Caggiano

We are thrilled to announce that our colleague Andrew A. Dean was published in Law360. His article focuses on the more frequently discussed provisions in a retail lease – the tenant exclusive.
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Developers Who Elect Not to Pay Comprehensive Permit Fees in Full Proceed at Their Peril

September 19, 2016 | Alert | By Nicholas Cramb, Joel Rothman, Allan Caggiano

The Massachusetts Appeals Court issued an opinion on August 29, 2016, that has significant ramifications for developers seeking Comprehensive Permits for affordable housing projects under chapter 40B of the Massachusetts General Laws (“Chapter 40B”).
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Changes to Lease Accounting Rules (Seminar September 15, 2016)

September 9, 2016 | Blog | By Allan Caggiano

On September 15th, Mintz Levin, Cresa, and BDO will be hosting a Panel Discussion and Networking Reception in San Diego, California on the new changes to lease accounting rules.
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Recently, our colleague Steve Friedberg published an article in AreaDevelopment on “Data Center Development and Financing Strategies”. Co-authored by Gregory Burkart and Laca Wong-Hammond from Duff & Phelps, the article discusses industry-specific factors to consider when evaluating data center locations including power needs/costs, scalability, and security; and carefully analyzes financing strategies for these capital-intensive endeavors as well.
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Mintz Levin was a sponsor of IMN's 13th Annual Winter Forum on Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing held at the Montage resort in Laguna Beach.  The IMN conference is the premier West Coast conference on real estate investing and is attended by the most influential voices in the real estate industry.
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2016 ALTA/NSPS (formerly ALTA/ACSM) Land Title Survey Standards

February 10, 2016 | Blog | By Allan Caggiano

On February 23, 2016, the 2016 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys will become effective (superseding the 2011 ALTA/ACSM standards).
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Sophisticated Email Scams Targeting the Real Estate Industry

January 28, 2016 | Blog | By Allan Caggiano

A sophisticated (and effective) wire-fraud scam targeting real estate (and other) transactions is on the rise, and mostly occurring in the United States.
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Financeable Retail Leases: A Guide to the Perplexed

November 30, 2015 | Blog | By Allan Caggiano

Our colleague Steve Friedberg recently spoke at the ICSC Shopping Center Law Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on the topic of “Financeable Retail Leases: A Guide to the Perplexed”.
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News & Press

Mintz advised GPB Capital on its acquisition of a majority equity stake in Westwood, Massachusetts-based Prime Motor Group. The acquisition by Capstone Automotive Group, an affiliate of GPB, expands the group’s footprint throughout New England.
Fifty-three Mintz attorneys have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers for 2016 and thirty-one have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars. The findings will be published in the November 2016 issue of Boston Magazine and in a stand-alone magazine, New England Super Lawyers. 



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