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Brian S. Atherton

Practice Group Associate

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Brian primarily represents a Fortune 10 national pharmacy retailer in connection with its acquisitions, ground leases, and sale/leaseback transactions.  Most recently, Brian guided his client through a sale/leaseback consisting of 47 properties across 22 states.  

Prior to joining Mintz, Brian practiced in the real estate departments of several leading law firms in the Boston area, providing a full range of commercial real estate services to landlords and tenants, real estate investment trusts (REITs), joint ventures, financial institutions, and developers. 

While a student at Boston College Law School, Brian was a lecturer in the Political Science Department, where he taught an undergraduate course in Environmental Law and Policy. He also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Gordon H. Piper of the Massachusetts Land Court.

Brian lives in MetroWest with his wife, daughter, and dog. Brian enjoys running (slowly), skiing, and surfing. 


  • Boston College (JD)
  • Tufts University (BA, magna cum laude)