Joel Reck

Joel M. Reck, J.D.

Mediation, Arbitration, Case Evaluation

Joel Reck is a retired partner from Brown Rudnick LLP and is the former Chair of its Real Estate Department.  His practice consisted of structuring, managing and closing sophisticated commercial real estate transactions throughout the United States. For many years, Joel has conducted a varied mediation and arbitration practice, principally involving real estate and commercial disputes, but also involving personal injury and professional malpractice matters. He also serves as an expert witness in cases involving transactional practice standards and real estate legal issues.

Over his career, Joel has been honored with numerous recognitions and awards:

  • Identified as a 2019 Best Lawyers in America® for his work in the field of Mediation

  • Received the Richard B. Johnson award, the highest honor of the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association (REBA)

  • Appointed by former Governor Deval Patrick to the Massachusetts Foreclosure Impacts Task Force

  • Listed as one of the “Nation’s Top 10 Real Estate Lawyers” published by the United States Lawyer Rankings guide.

  • Named as a leading individual in real estate law in Massachusetts by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

  • Served as Chair of the Real Estate Section and as President of the Boston Bar Association and as President of the Boston Bar Foundation

  • Served on the governing boards of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Real Estate Bar Association, the American Bar Association and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education

  • Served as Chair of the Wayland Zoning Board of Appeals

  • Member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and its Leasing and Teaching Committees

  • Served as Chair and board member of many other non-profit organizations

Joel is an Adjunct Professor at Boston College Law School and serves as a faculty member for mediation courses at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

Joel graduated with a B.A. degree from Bowdoin College and a J.D. degree from Harvard University.