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Scott A. Schlager

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Boston, MA

Nathanson & Goldberg, P.C.
183 State St, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-210-4814
Fax: 617-210-4824
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 2016
Practice Areas: Real Estate: Business, Business/Corporate, Business Litigation
Attorney Profile

Scott A. Schlager is a Partner at Nathanson & Goldberg, P.C. in Boston, Massachusetts. A top-rated trial and transactional attorney, Schlager provides invaluable counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout the United States who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Real estate acquisitions and dispositions
  • Real estate joint ventures
  • Real estate finance
  • Leasing
  • Business litigation

Over the course of his legal career, Schlager has represented the rights and interests of lenders and investors as well as owners and operators of commercial properties across the country. Known for his in-depth legal knowledge and exceptional negotiation skills, he has handled numerous complex transaction matters for his clients while also advocating on behalf of them inside court and at the negotiation table regarding a variety of real estate and business disputes.

Honored for his professionalism and service, Schlager has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers as being an emerging leader in real estate law. 

Schlager graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, Schlager served as co-president of the Wharton Real Estate Club, and earned first place in The Wharton School's Seevak Real Estate Competition. He then attended Suffolk University Law School, where he obtained his law degree with distinction in business law. In recognition for his service to the community, Schlager received the President's Volunteer Service Award.

Schlager is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is also an active member of the American Bar Association, where he served as vice chair of the Young Lawyers Division's Real Property Committee. Schlager is also a member of the Real Estate Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Real Estate: Business
  • 30%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Business Litigation


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

About Scott A. Schlager

First Admitted: 2016, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • University of Pennsylvania, Co-Chair, 5th Reunion
  • Penn Club of Boston, Board Member
  • American Bar Association, Former Vice-Chair, YLD, Real Property, Trust and Estates Committee, 2017 - Present
  • University of Pennsylvania, Major Gifts Campaign Council
  • Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Alumni Council

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Real Estate Bar Association
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2019
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association 
  • United States Court of Federal Claims 
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts 
  • Massachusetts


  • Dean's List, Suffolk University Law School
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star in Massachusetts for 2020
  • Presidential Volunteer Service Award, Suffolk University Law School, in 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too. The PVSA has continued under each administration, honoring the volunteers who are using their time and talents to solve some of the toughest challenges facing our nation,
  • University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Seevak Real Estate Competition, 1st Place

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Notary Public, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Real Estate Broker, Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

Educational Background

  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, Co-President of the Wharton Real Estate Club, 2012

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Interviewed by Bloomberg Businessweek for serving as lead Plaintiffs' counsel in RICO case of first impression in Massachusetts against a marijuana dispensary in Cambridge, MA., 2017
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Office Location for Scott A. Schlager

183 State St
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Phone: 617-210-4814

Fax: 617-210-4824

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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