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Joel M. Reck, Mediator, Brookline, Massachusetts.

Joel M. Reck

The Mediation Group
235 Cypress Street
Suite 300
Brookline, MA 02445
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Recognized to Massachusetts Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Early Neutral Evaluation
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  • Practice Commenced2005
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/6/24)250
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/6/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Joel Reck 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. For many years, Joel has conducted a varied mediation and arbitration practice, principally involving real estate and other commercial disputes.  The real estate disputes have included a broad range of  issues, including contracts and leases, zoning and land use, project development, environmental, construction, financing, partner disagreements, condominiums, and title.  Commercial disputes have included disagreements among co-owners and heirs, succession planning, employment issues, and contracts.  In addition, he has mediated a variety of other types of disputes, including personal injury and professional malpractice issues. He has also served as an expert witness in cases involving transactional practice standards and real estate legal issues.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Venture Capital


  • B.A. degree from Bowdoin College
  • J.D. degree from Harvard University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Identified as a Best Lawyers in America® for his work in the field of Mediation

  • Received the Richard B. Johnson award, the highest honor of the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association (REBA)

  • Appointed by former Governor Deval Patrick to the Massachusetts Foreclosure Impacts Task Force

  • 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 as President 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

  • Served as Chair of the Wayland Zoning Board of Appeals

  • Member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and its Leasing and Teaching Committees

  • Served as Chair and board member of many other non-profit organizations

Rates Information

Please call Amy Gordon at 617-277-9232 for hourly rate.

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