Attorneys

Our Team

Daniel P. Holmes

Shareholder and Partner

Direct Line:  617.443.9477
Fax:  617.443.9471
Email: dholmes@lh-law.com

 

Dan Holmes has been practicing real estate law for over twenty years. Since forming Lerner & Holmes PC with Joel Lerner in 1995, he has served as a legal advisor to real estate owners and investors, lenders, developers and corporate users, specializing in transactions involving tax exempt investors. Prior to forming Lerner & Holmes PC, Dan worked as the Assistant General Counsel and Vice President of the Boston Company Real Estate Counsel, Inc,. In that role, he directed the activities of staff members and outside attorneys in overseeing a nationwide portfolio of office, retail, industrial and residential properties. He negotiated and closed new debt and equity investments valued at over $1 billion, led the firm’s activities in obtaining and refinancing third-party debt, and managed restructurings involving borrowers, partners and tenants. Before joining The Boston Company, Dan practiced law at Hale & Dorr in Boston.

Current Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Current Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Scoutmaster Emeritus, Troop 132, Concord, MA

Previous Affiliations

  • Chairman of Planning Board, Concord, MA

Education

  • University of Virginia, Juris Doctor, 1983
    • Editor, University of Virginia Law Review
  • Dartmouth College, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1980

Faith Glickman Rossi

Shareholder and Partner

617.443.9480
 Fax:  617.443.9471
 Email:   fgrossi@lh-law.com

Faith has been practicing law with Lerner & Holmes PC since 1995 advising real estate investors, owners, developers and lenders in all aspects of real estate transactions. Prior to joining Lerner & Holmes PC, Faith was an Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York and Of Counsel to Gilmore & Jacobowitz in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Current Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Current Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Alumni Admissions Interviewer, University of Pennsylvania

Previous Affiliations

  • Commissioner and Chair, Conservation Commission, Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
  • Clerk and Director, Temple Ahavat Achim, Gloucester, MA

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 1989
    • Senior Editor, Cardozo Law Review
  • University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and French, 1984

Zachary D. Drench

Attorney

Direct Line:  617.443.9478
Fax:  617.443.9471
Email: zdrench@lh-law.com

Zack Drench joined Lerner & Holmes PC in May 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Zack worked as the Vice President of Legal Affairs for Combined Properties and as an Associate at Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster.

Current Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Current Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association Member, Melrose Conservation Commission

Education

  • Harvard Law School, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1998
  • Harvard University, Bachelor of Arts in Slavic Languages and Literaturesumma cum laude, 1994

Steven G. Barros

Attorney

Direct Line:  617.778.5636
Fax:  617.443.9471
Email: sbarros@lh-law.com

Steven Barros joined Lerner & Holmes PC in September 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Steven interned at the Land Court Department of the Massachusetts Trial Court and Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance.

Current Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Current Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Education

  • Boston University, Juris Doctor, 2016
    • Articles Editor, Review of Banking & Financial Law
  • Boston University, Bachelor of Arts, 2012

Kate McGarr

Attorney

Direct Line:  617.443.9476
 Fax:  617.443.9471
 Email:  kmcgarr@lh-law.com

Kate McGarr joined Lerner & Holmes in June 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Kate worked as an Associate at Klein Hornig, LLP and Marsh, Moriarty, Ontell & Golder, PC., both located in Boston, MA.

Current Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Current Affiliations

  • Co-chair, Title and Conveyance Committee, Real Estate Section, Boston Bar Association

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Juris Doctor, 2002
    • University of Delaware, Bachelor of Science, 1998

Mary B. Whelan

Senior Paralegal

Direct Line:  617.778.5635
 Fax:  617.443.9471
 Email:  mwhelan@lh-law.com

Education

  • Boston University, Legal Assistant Certificate, December 1991
  • Stonehill College, Bachelor of Arts in English, May 1985

Mary B. Whelan is the senior paralegal at Lerner & Holmes PC and has been with the firm since 2002. Previously, she worked as a Legal Specialist at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. and as a Real Estate Paralegal at Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar and at Harmon Law Offices, P.C..

Current Admissions

  • Notary Public, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Current Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Paralegal Association