Herbert Weiss concentrates in commercial real estate, primarily in the shopping center industry. Prior to joining Burns & Levinson, Mr. Weiss was corporate counsel to and executive vice president of the Retail Division of the Phillip Van Heusen Corporation.
Mr. Weiss represents major retailers for their shopping center and other commercial locations, for site selections, lease negotiations and renewals, and all aspects of landlord and tenant relationships. He has represented shopping center developers and owners for land acquisitions, zoning and environmental permitting, construction contracts, and the purchase and sale of shopping centers. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and served for a number of years as state chairman for government relations for the ICSC. He also represents clients who are housing developers and who are developers and owners of commercial office properties.
Mr. Weiss represented the Boston Center for the Arts in the acquisition and development of several buildings into low and moderate income housing and subsidized housing for artists and received the BCA's Man of the Year Award. He was an original founder of the Newton Community Development Foundation and was the incorporator of the American Jewish World Service.
In addition to his real estate practice, Mr. Weiss has long experience in corporate mergers and acquisitions, negotiations, and the organization and operation of profit and nonprofit corporations, and business and real estate partnerships.
- LL.B., Harvard Law School
- A.B., Wesleyan University
- Boston Center for the Arts Man of the Year Award