Overview

Overview

Eric Allon’s principal practice areas are real estate law and business law, with particular emphasis on commercial leasing, the acquisition, management and sale of properties, financing transactions, commercial loan workouts and residential and commercial development. His clients include commercial landlords, tenants of retail and office space, hotel and restaurant operators, fiduciaries, brokers, and lawyers. Eric’s clients often credit Eric’s responsiveness and business acumen with maximizing their business opportunities and minimizing their financial and legal risks.

Matters & Transactions

Representative Matters & Significant Transactions

  • Representation of Clarks Americas, Inc. in a lease transaction for its new Americas headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Representation of Welch Foods, Inc., A Cooperative in lease transaction for its world headquarters in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Representation of Fireman Capital Partners LLC and The Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation in lease transactions for their offices at Watermill Center, Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Representation of sellers for $100 million dollar multiple hotel sale and associated 1031 acquisitions of several properties
  • Representation of borrowers for $79 million dollar ten-year, fixed-rate mortgages on 8 hotel properties in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania
  • Representation of companies and individuals in the purchase, development, management, financing and sale of commercial properties and businesses, including hotels, restaurants, bars, office buildings and retail properties
  • Representation of landlords and tenants in complex lease transactions, including mixed-use properties, warehouse facilities, office buildings, strip malls, including drafting master leases for landlords and tenants
Memberships & Activities

Memberships & Activities

  • Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • AIPAC, Member in Real Estate Division
Honors & Recognition

Honors & Recognition

  • AV Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Highest Rating for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards for Seventeen Years
  • Selected for Inclusion in 2009, 2010 National Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers
  • Selected for Inclusion in Massachusetts & New England Super Lawyers, 2006-2018
  • Named as one of The 5 Best Real Estate Lawyers in Boston, Investopedia
Lectures & Seminars

Lectures & Seminars

  • Speaker, The Intersection of Tech and Real Estate and the Chase for Talent, CoreNet Global North American Summit, 2018
  • Moderator, Innovations in Design and Construction and the Importance of Connectivity, Bernkopf Goodman Breakfast Series, 2018
  • Panelist on REFA Fundamentals: The Essentials of Commercial Purchase & Sale Agreements in 2018
  • Keynote Speaker for Northeastern University Real Estate Club Alumni Event Real Estate, Technology and the Chase for Talent in 2018
  • Moderator for Boston Bisnow The Future is Now. New Tech from the Ground Up and Inside in 2018
  • Moderator for New England – Israel Business Council Disruptors in the Office Market: Risk and Opportunities in 2017
  • Moderator for Bisnow State of the Market Leasing Panel in 2017
  • Panelist on Current Trends for Landlords and Commercial Leasing Traps for the Unwary in 2014
  • 2014 Commercial Broker Association Panelist to commercial real estate brokers: Commission Agreements and Other Ways to Protect Yourself, Tenant Representation, Commission Agreements, Broker Liability
  • Presentation at Risk Management Conference Reducing Risks in Landlord/Tenant Relationship
  • Presentation to brokers on new trends in leasing and Rent in Lieu of Commission provisions
  • Panelist on Real Estate Ethics for the Commercial Brokers Association
  • Presentation to NAIOP on Real Estate Law and The Ever Changing Commercial Landscape

 

Articles

  • Author of 2017 article in Today’s General Counsel MagazineGeneral Counsel and the Headquarters Lease
  • Author of 2016 article in Banker & Tradesman, Massive Development Proposals Never A Slam Dunk
  • Co-author of article 2014 in Banker & Tradesman, Capitalizing on New Maintenance and Expense Regulations in Real Estate
  • Co-author of article 2012 article in New England Real Estate Journal, Changing Landscape of Commercial Litigation
  • Co-author of 2011 article, Do Landlord’s Guaranty Payment of Tenant-Contracted Improvements?

News, Events & Publications

Client Alert: Eric Allon’s Corenet Podcast
Why Commercial Real Estate is Front and Center in the Chase for Talent
Bernkopf Goodman panel examines essential role technology has on CRE design, construction and connectivity, Boston Business Journal
Eleven Bernkopf Goodman LLP attorneys recognized as 2018 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Companies Cashing in on Underutilized Space, Boston Business Journal
3 smart tech-savvy companies leading commercial real estate into the future, Boston Business Journal
Innovative changes ahead in short-term hotel stays and affordable housing, Boston Business Journal
Breakfast Seminar: Innovations in Design and Construction and the Importance of Connectivity
Boston Business Journal Viewpoint: Real Estate Must Embrace Tech or Become Obsolete
Ten Bernkopf Goodman LLP attorneys recognized as 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
New England Real Estate Journal Professional Profile: Eric Allon 2017, New England Real Estate Journal
General Counsel and the Headquarters Lease
Eleven Bernkopf Goodman LLP attorneys recognized as 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Massive Development Proposals Never A Slam Dunk, Banker & Tradesman
Eric R. Allon, Partner at Bernkopf Goodman LLP, Named to Investopedia’s “5 Best Real Estate Lawyers in Boston” List
The 5 Best Real Estate Lawyers in Boston, Investopedia
Professional Recognition: Super Lawyers, Boston Business Journal
Eric Allon: Super Lawyers, Boston Business Journal
Ten Bernkopf Goodman LLP attorneys recognized as 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
4 Trends In Boston Real Estate Deals, Law 360
Six Bernkopf Goodman LLP attorneys selected for inclusion in 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Editions
Current Trends for Landlords and Commercial Leasing Traps for the Unwary
Commission Agreements and Other Ways to Protect Yourself: Tenant Representation, Commission Agreements, Broker Liability
Who profits at the tap? The liquor licensing authorities want to know, New England Real Estate Journal
Capitalizing On New Maintenance And Expense Regulations In Real Estate, Banker & Tradesman
Bernkopf Goodman Announces 6 Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers
2012 Risk Management Conference – Emerging Opportunities and a Return to Fundamentals
Changing Landscape of Commercial Leasing, New England Real Estate Journal
Eric Allon to speak at NAIOP on “Real Estate Law & the Ever Changing Commercial Landscape”
Do Landlords Guarantee Payment of Tenant-Contracted Improvements, New England Real Estate Journal
Where Is The Money, New England Real Estate Journal