Matthew Kiefer

Matthew Kiefer
Goulston & Storrs

Matthew Kiefer is a real estate development and land use lawyer who helps for-profit and not-for-profit clients obtain site control and development approvals from public agencies for complex urban projects.

His project experience extends to market-oriented and affordable housing, commercial and mixed-use developments, as well as facilities and master plans for health care, educational, cultural and other nonprofit institutions.

Matthew also assists clients in the creation of public-private partnerships for open space, and is active in land use planning and policy and historic preservation. He is a member of the City of Boston’s Community Preservation Committee.

Chambers USA recognizes Matthew as “a preeminent force in development and land use work, having substantial experience representing developers in large public projects.” Chambers also cites a source who states that “he is outstanding at moving deals forward in a very quiet but highly intelligent and creative manner.”

Matthew is the co-chair of the firm’s Green Business practice and its Climate Change Resilience Task Force.

He co-directs and teaches in the real estate program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has written and spoken extensively on real estate and land use law and policy. Additionally, Matthew contributes articles and book reviews on land use planning, design and development for The Boston Globe, ArchitectureBoston, Harvard Design Magazine, Urban Land and other publications.