Jeffrey L. Alitz

Top rated construction litigation attorney in Boston, Massachusetts

Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
Jeffrey L. Alitz
Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP

Practice Areas: Construction litigation, Professional liability

Licensed in Massachusetts since: 1989

Education: Boston University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019, 2022

Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP

60 State Street
Suite 600
Boston, MA 02109 Phone: 617-963-5963 Email: Jeffrey L. Alitz Visit website


Jeffrey Alitz is Chair of Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Construction and Design Law national practice section and is a partner in the Boston office. For over two decades, he has been a nationally recognized A&E attorney who has tried cases throughout New England defending an array of construction and design professionals.

Mr. Alitz ‘s mediation and arbitration experience, particularly concerning construction and real estate disputes is extensive. Over his multi-decade career, Mr. Alitz has mediated or arbitrated hundreds of construction/real estate cases to a successful resolution. The construction disputes he has mediated and arbitrated run the gamut from property line and ownership disputes to claims concerning the Boston Harbor Cleanup, The Central Artery/Tunnel Project (A/K/A The Big Dig), municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities, public schools and colleges throughout New England, professional sports stadiums and Boston area high-end condominium and hotel projects. Most recently Mr. Alitz was involved as counsel for the following successfully resolved matters:

  • for the arbitration and eventual follow-on litigation of a dispute concerning the lay out, design and construction of Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium,
  • for the arbitration of disputes arising out of the design and construction of the 657,000 square foot Home Depot Distribution Facility in Westfield, MA (so large it’s designers had to account for the curvature of the earth in planning its structural elements),
  • for the mediation of a dispute concerning the design and construction of The Westin Seaport Hotel, Boston,
  • for the mediation of conflicts concerning the redesign and renovation of the Lenox Hotel, Boston,
  • for the 7 day mediation of claims arising from the design and construction of a Cambridge MA powerplant,
  • for the mediation of claims resulting from the construction and operation of wastewater facilities in Wolfeboro, NH, Hooksett, NH and Winchester, NH,
  • for the mediation of cases in Massachusetts that concern the development and construction of multi-unit residential projects and condominium projects throughout the state.

First Admitted: 1988, New Hampshire

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Educational Background:
  • Undergrad: University of Vermont 1983 Law School:  Boston University School of Law 1987  
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • I wrote two chapters  (the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapters) in the Aspen book, "State By State Guide to Construction Contracts and Claims". I also oversee the publication of yearly supplements to those chapters. I also this year wrote a chapter - "Helping Clients Understand the New Realities of Construction Litigation" for the Aspatore Publishing book "Construction Dispute Resolution"   
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • I provide pro bono representation of the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, including the preparation of numerous "amicus" briefs on behalf of the Chapter that advocate for their interests and the creation of  501 3(c) entity to allow the Chapter to take part in non-profit activities. 
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, 2021 Edition in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation - Construction, Best Lawyers in America®, 2021 Edition in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation - Construction, 2020
  • Recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine in the areas of Construction Litigation, and Professional Liability: Defense, 2013–2018, Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2018
  • Last year, I was selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America for construction law and construction litigation., Best Lawyers in America, 2011
  • In 2005, recognizing my work on behalf of New Hampshire Architects, I was named an honorary member of the Chapter, an honor that has been awarded only several times in the long history of the organization., Honorary Member of the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, 2005
Industry Groups:
  • Design Professional/Architect And Engineer Defense

Office location for Jeffrey L. Alitz

60 State Street
Suite 600
Boston, MA 02109


8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019, 2022

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