Martha S. Faigen

Martha S. Faigen
Senior Partner / Banking & Finance; Real Estate
Boston Office
617-692-3535 fax

Martha is a senior partner in the firm’s banking and finance area. She primarily represents local and regional lenders in a variety of commercial real estate mortgage, acquisition and refinance, and construction loan transactions in Massachusetts and other states, and assists lenders and counsel lending in Massachusetts with review of Massachusetts real estate issues. As part of her practice, Martha also reviews and advises on real estate and title insurance issues, purchase and sale transactions, and zoning opinions for developers and lending institutions.

Representative Transactions

  • Represented lead lender in a participated $67,000,000 refinance loan to a major hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Representation of area lenders for numerous construction loans to regional developers of stores for national pharmacy chain
  • Represented community bank for $9,200,000 construction loan to developer of retail and restaurant facility in Framingham, Massachusetts
  • Representation of lead lender in $40,000,000 borrowing-base acquisition loan facility to regional real estate developer
  • Representation of regional lender for construction loans to developer of apartment and multi-family complexes in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Representation of regional lender for loans to major developer for acquisition, refinance and construction facilities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut
  • Assist national lender in preparation of mortgages and review of title issues for multi-state collateral loans

In The News

  • Faigen of Riemer & Braunstein LLP: Changes in real estate practice - looking back - As a practicing woman attorney in commercial real estate finance for more than thirty years, Martha Faigen has witnessed first-hand the many positive changes that have taken place in the real estate industry, as greater numbers of women have entered the real estate arena and moved up the professional ladder.
    New England Real Estate Journal, November 25, 2011
Professional Engagements
  • Instructor, Boston University Metropolitan College, Real Estate Transactions
  • Panelist, Participations and Syndications, Greater Boston Real Estate Board/Real Estate Finance Association, October 2011
  • Panelist, Current Ethical Issues in the Practice of Real Estate Law, Boston Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, October 2010


American Bar Association
Boston Bar Association: Past Real Estate Finance Committee Co-Chair
Greater Boston Real Estate Board/Real Estate Finance Association: Member of Board of Directors, Member of Education Committee and Government Affairs Committee
Lambda Alpha International
Massachusetts Bar Association
CREW Boston, successor to New England Women in Real Estate (NEWiRE)
New York State Bar Association
Women's Bar Association


Commonwealth of Massachusetts
State of New York


Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1978
Brown University, A.B., 1975