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Hannah L. Kilson concentrates her practice on real estate transactions, particularly in the area of affordable housing and community development. She represents nonprofit and for-profit developers, borrowers, equity investors, syndicators and lenders in transactions involving various financing sources. Hannah is experienced in commercial real estate transactions, including land acquisition and disposition matters, leasing and permitting.

Prior to joining Nolan Sheehan Patten, Hannah was the Deputy General Counsel of Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, the Commonwealth’s largest economic development authority, where she was responsible for the day-to-day management of the Agency’s Legal Department and handled legal matters associated with the Agency’s redevelopment and financing efforts, including the redevelopment of the former Leverett Saltonstall State Office Building and the redevelopment of the former Northampton State Hospital site into a mixed use, planned village community. Prior to MassDevelopment, Hannah practiced in the real estate group at DLA Piper LLP (US) in Boston and at Hill & Barlow P.C. in Boston, and clerked for Judge William G. Young of the U.S. District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

Education -

  • Harvard University Law School (J.D. cum laude 1997)
  • Harvard University Graduate School of Education (M.Ed. 1993)
  • Amherst College (B.A. cum laude 1988)

Admissions -

  • Massachusetts (1997)

Community Service and Professional Activities -

  • Real Estate Committee of the Boston Bar Association, Co-Chair
  • Massachusetts Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts Committee, Member
  • City of Boston Centers for Youth & Families, Curtis Hall Basketball League, Youth Basketball Coach
  • Affordable Housing Subcommittee of the Real Estate Committee of the Boston Bar Association, Former Co-Chair (September 2011 - August 2013)
  • The Advent School, Board of Trustees, Co-Chair of the Education Committee and the Diversity Committee (June 2007 - June 2010)
  • Lawyers Clearinghouse for Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Director (January 2004 - 2006)
  • The Museum of African American History, Director (January 2000 - 2006)
  • Boston City-wide Dialogues on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, Facilitator
  • 2002 Recipient of Boston Business Journal's "Forty under Forty" award

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