David L. Klebanoff

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Boston, MA

Gilman McLaughlin & Hanrahan LLP
 | 101 Merrimac Street, Suite 810, PO Box 9601
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-371-0468
Fax: 617-227-7177
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (40%),
  • Real Estate: Business (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney David L. Klebanoff is a partner at Gilman, McLaughlin & Hanrahan, LLP, in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Klebanoff practices in the areas of commercial and personal litigation, corporate governance, real estate, and land use and zoning law, serving clients throughout the greater Boston area.  This diversity of practice areas provides a foundation for wide ranging expertise and the ability to avoid the narrow focus that often hinders "specialists" when they are asked to help resolve legal problems. 

Mr. Klebanoff has been a licensed attorney since 1981 and has more than 35 years of litigation experience. He handles civil litigation matters as part of his nonspecialized legal practice and represents individuals and businesses in a wide variety of litigation matters as well as municipalities including Boston, Brookline, Newton, Springfield and Somerset in high value property tax appeals.  He also has a growing real estate practice including conveyancing and development with a particular expertise in zoning and land use law.  In addition to all that, he serves as the legal counsel to the members of the Board of Directors of Market Basket Super Markets, Inc.  

After graduating cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with bachelor’s degree and double major, Mr. Klebanoff earned a joint degree coupling a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from Harvard University with a law degree from Boston University School of Law.  He is admitted in all Massachusetts state courts and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit.

Mr. Klebanoff joined Gilman, McLaughlin & Hanrahan, LLP, as an associate attorney in 1984 and became a partner of the firm in 1993. He and the attorneys at the firm have more than 70 years of history in the Boston legal community and are committed to providing practical solutions tailored to each client’s needs.


Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

General Litigation (40%): Litigation

Real Estate (30%)

Business/Corporate (20%): Contracts, Business Organizations

Land Use/Zoning (10%)

Focus Areas

Litigation, Contracts, Business Organizations


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017

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About David Klebanoff

Admitted: 1981, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: https://www.gilmac.com/Attorneys/David-L-Klebanoff.shtml

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Masters in City and Regional Planning-Harvard University, 1981

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1982
  • Massachusetts, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1982


  • Multiple acquisitions and condominium creation for Hexagon Properties' real estate on Marlborough Street, Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue in Boston's Back Bay, 2018
  • Numerous HUD insured multi-family housing refinancings, 2018

Representative Clients:

  • John M. Corcoran Co-representing major real estate developer in litigation and HUD insured financing matters., 2018
  • Hexagon Properties representing developer of luxury residential properties in Back Bay and Aspen Colorado, 2018
  • Beginning in the 1990's represented the Assessing Departments of Boston, Brookline, Springfield, Newton, Everett, Somerset and Charlton in matters of property tax defense for unusual and public utility properties including recent successful defense for Boston resulting in an estimated savings for the city of $111,000,000.00., 2018
  • Beginning in approximately 2000 with representation of certain members and currently representing the entire Board of Directors of Market Basket, Inc., a well-known, growing, nationally recognized, grocery store chain. , 2018

Educational Background:

  • Harvard University, M.S., Major: City and Regional Planning, 1981
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Major: History and Political Science, Honors: cum laude

Industry Groups

  • Real Estate Development; Grocery
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Office Location for David L. Klebanoff

101 Merrimac Street, Suite 810
PO Box 9601
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-371-0468

Fax: 617-227-7177

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Last Updated: 3/14/2019

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