Peter F. Granoff

Peter F. Granoff
Partner / Real Estate
Boston Office
617-692-3561 fax

Peter practices in the area of commercial real estate development with an emphasis on leasing, property management, condominium development, and construction contracting. He is a contributing author to Lease Drafting in Massachusetts (MCLE, Inc. 1996; rev. ed. 2001, Supp. 2005) and periodically speaks at various conferences on commercial leasing.

Peter is the former general counsel for a Massachusetts-based telecommunications firm and its Russian affiliate, developers of long distance satellite communications in the Russian Federation, where he frequently travelled, and a past member of the town of Sharon Conservation Commission. He is an avid cyclist and each year participates in the two-day Pan-Mass Challenge to raise funds for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Representative Transactions

  • Represented language instruction institute in national leasing program
  • Represented owner in long term ground leasing of repositioned auto dealership site to national restaurant and entertainment firm
  • Represented ownership in leasing and expansion rights with international pharmaceutical company in repositioned biotechnology park in Lexington, Massachusetts
  • Represented ownership in repositioning and full lease up of Class A office building in Burlington, Massachusetts
  • Acquisitions and leasing of office tower properties for overseas lender/investor groups in Boston, Massachusetts and other cities
  • Represented purchaser of $52 million master retail unit of $141 million downtown office tower condominium conversion

Speaking Engagements

  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Annually since 2012 seminar, panelist – "Negotiating and Drafting Office and Retail Leases"
  • Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts, Spring Conference May 2018 seminar, moderator - "Auditing and Administering Commercial Leases: Traps for the Unwary" (The Impact of Intertwined Lease Clauses)
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, July 2015 seminar, panelist – "Fundamentals of Sublease, Assignments and SNDAs"
  • Boston Bar Association/Real Estate Finance Committee, November 2010 panel, panelist and moderator – "What You Should Know About Financeable Leases"
  • Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts, Spring Conference May 2010 seminar, panelist – "Should I Stay or Should I Go? – Ending the Landlord-Tenant Relationship in Troubled Times" co-presented with members of the REBA Leasing Committee
  • National Retail Tenants Association, February 2009 webinar, panelist – "Your Landlord is Bankrupt – What Protection Do You Need?"
  • New England Corporate Counsel Association, December 2008 seminar, panelist and moderator – "Commercial Real Estate Leasing: Landlord’s and Tenant’s Perspectives"
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, February 2008 seminar, panelist – "Negotiating Office Leases: Key Issues for Landlords and Tenants"
  • Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts, Spring Conference May 2007 seminar, panelist – “Essentials of Subleases and Leases” co-presented with members of the REBA Leasing Committee


American Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
New York State Bar Association
Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts (Member – Leasing Committee)


Commonwealth of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
State of New York


Boston University School of Law, L.L.M. (Taxation), 1983
Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 1980
Tufts University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1977
Leningrad University, Program Certificate, 1975