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Harold C. DuLong

Harold C. DuLong

Harold was an attorney and a partner at Riemer & Braunstein LLP from 1973 until his untimely death as a result of a bicycling accident in Italy in 2004. He was a very important part of the second generation of lawyers who transformed the firm starting in the early 1970's and continuing into this decade.

Harold and Stanley Riemer started the firm's Burlington office in 1973. For over 30 years, Harold, as the managing partner of that office, and others, built that office into a suburban practice that has become highly successful and respected in the real estate, business, and banking communities. A number of the firm's current partners spent months or years in Burlington with Harold as a mentor. One of those partners is now the chairperson of our banking and finance practice area. Two others - - Bob Buckley and Mark Vaughan - - were in practice with Harold in Burlington and today form the nucleus of the firm's renowned suburban real estate development practice.

Harold's imprint is on many projects in the North suburban area. The Metro North Corporate Center in Woburn and campus developments for Sun Micro Systems, Oracle, and Genuity are among them, as are many highly visible and successful retail and multi-family residential projects. Much of the outstanding economic development and increased tax base in the Burlington area has been due to the efforts of Harold and his partners in Burlington.

Harold considered Burlington his home and refused development projects which he felt were bad for the Town. He was a graduate of Burlington High School, Boston University, and Boston College Law School, and spent his entire professional career in the Town. He held many leadership positions in Town organizations and, among others, was president of the Burlington Business Roundtable for a number of years. He was also active in numerous other civic and charitable activities. After his death, the Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation renamed its annual scholarship in his memory. Riemer & Braunstein continues to support that scholarship fund, the Burlington Business Roundtable Scholarship established in his memory, and other civic and charitable activities in Burlington as part of honoring Harold's commitment to the Town.

The firm, now in its fourth decade of continuous service to the Burlington and North suburban area, has dramatically expanded the reach of its suburban practice to include major development projects throughout the Route 128 and 495 corridors.