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Paul A. Hedstrom

Retired Partner

Paul’s practice is focused on complex real estate matters. He represents major regional real estate developers and a number of national and regional financial institutions on such matters as acquisitions, sale leaseback transactions, commercial lease transactions, shopping center development, financing, acquisitions, joint ventures, real estate syndications, residential housing development and real estate workouts. Paul also has extensive experience drafting and negotiating commercial and industrial leases, ground leases, and leasehold mortgages. He has represented several municipalities in the area of land preservation and land use regulation including zoning, subdivision, wetlands and related regulations.


Strategic Consulting

Dispositions of two large (160- and 243-property) portfolios located throughout 12 states and comprised of more than 2.5 million square feet. These complex sale-leaseback portfolios sold to single investors for $280M and $320M respectively and contributed significant corporate accounting benefits for the client.


Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Retired Partner (1980 - 2016)
    • Boston Office Managing Partner (1993 - 2003)
    • Associate (1978 - 1980)
  • Csaplar & Bok
    • Associate (1973 - 1978)

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Massachusetts (2007-2013) Recognized for Real Estate

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Boston College, 1863 Society; Club Board of Governors (2011)
  • Boston ASAP, Inc.; Director (2005-present)
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild of Boston; present
  • Lakeside at Pleasant Mountain Condominium Association; President of the Board of Directors (1987-1994)
  • Massachusetts Federation of Planning and Appeals Boards, Northeast Region: Executive Board Member (1989-1995)
  • North Andover: Soccer Association (1989); Youth Services Committee, Member (1989); Planning Board, Member (1979-1989), Chairman (1983-1989); Education Foundation, Founding Director (1995-2003)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • NAIOP, The Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • Real Estate Finance Association

Bar Memberships

  • Massachusetts, 1973
  • United States Supreme Court, 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Lecturer on Real Estate Matters (1985-Present)
  • “Commercial Leases – Leasing in Today’s Market (Critical Issues for Brokers)” – Presented to the Commercial Brokers Association of GBREB (Greater Boston Real Estate Board) 11/2008
  • Bentley College, Instructor in Real Estate Paralegal Program (1978 – 1980)
  • Syracuse University College of Law Instructor, Legal Methods (1973)