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Peter A. Caro


Administrative Assistant

Marion Sullivan

Peter A. Caro heads the firm’s real estate practice, and advises real estate developers, investors, and users in a broad array of real estate matters, with clients including private developers, investors, charities, and closely held and public business entities. His practice includes entity formation and syndication, portfolio and other property acquisitions, due diligence, permitting, complex debt and equity financing and debt assumptions, condominium formation and operations, leasing, sales, and other dispositions. His permitting work has included appearances before planning boards, zoning boards of appeals, and other municipal bodies in Boston and many other cities and towns in eastern Massachusetts.

Peter also practices in the nonprofit organization and corporate areas. He has particular experience in advising nonprofit organizations on specialized issues arising in the acquisition, development, use and financing of their real estate. Peter also works with nonprofit clients on governance and operating matters. His corporate practice includes serving as outside general counsel to diverse businesses, including service and manufacturing companies.

Honors & Awards

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, "Go To Commercial Real Estate Lawyer," 2023

Boston Magazine, "Top Lawyers" - Real Estate, 2023

The Best Lawyers in America – Real Estate Law, 2023-2024

Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2008-2020



  • Massachusetts
  • Alabama

JD, University of Virginia School of Law
BA, Georgetown University


  • An investor group acquiring a $180,000,000 portfolio of net leased properties, including conventional debt and preferred equity financing.
  • A public media company in a total facility relocation, including the disposition of multiple properties and the acquisition and tax-exempt bond financing of a new facility structured as a commercial condominium.
  • The Massachusetts affiliate of a national human services and housing provider in the development of assisted living facilities with memory care, with complex multi-layered financing including low income and state and federal historic tax credits, HUD-supported financing, tax exempt bonds, conventional senior mortgage debt and state-supported quasi-debt.
  • A developer of affordable and market-rate housing in the sequential acquisition of the debt and fee interest in a mixed-use phased condominium project for completion and repositioning.

  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Executive Committee Member & Counsel, Massachusetts Golf Association

News for Peter

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Casner & Edwards Attorney Peter A. Caro Named a “Go To Commercial Real Estate Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

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