Kristen Tassone is a counsel in Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry group and a member of its Real Estate Investment Management & Joint Ventures practice and its Real Estate Finance practice. She represents real estate investment advisors, institutional investors, real estate funds, commercial lending institutions, owners, operators and developers in connection with all aspects of commercial real estate transactions throughout the United States. Ms. Tassone joined Goodwin in 1996.





Ms. Tassone focuses her practice on advising clients on joint venture formation and restructuring, construction, mezzanine and permanent financings, and acquisitions and dispositions across all property types, including office, retail, multi-family, industrial and condominiums. She has recently represented:

  • A nationally recognized real estate investment management client in the formation of a joint venture to acquire and develop a $113 million multifamily project on an air rights parcel in Florida
  • A public REIT specializing in shopping centers with the sale of a seven-property portfolio of grocery-anchored shopping centers located in the Southeast United States
  • A real estate fund in connection with the formation of a joint venture for a multi-phase $255 million mixed-use development project in Los Angeles
  • A real estate fund and its developer partner in connection with a $151 million participated construction mortgage
  • A public REIT specializing in retail shopping centers in connection with the formation of a 50/50 equity joint venture for the development of an outlet shopping center
  • A real estate owner-operator in the senior and mezzanine debt recapitalization of a multi-phase mixed-use development project in Virginia, including structuring and negotiating development wide agreements for cost-sharing and allocation of development responsibilities among several owners
  • A 7-member group of participating lenders in connection with a $135 million construction financing of a high-rise condominium project in South Florida, followed by a work-out of the loan resulting in the bank group’s ultimate foreclosure, acquisition and disposition of the asset
Professional Activities
  • Member of the Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member of the Boston Bar Association
  • Member of New England Women in Real Estate (NEWIRE)


Ms. Tassone served as a member on the North Carolina Law Review, for which she wrote “Dolan v. City of Tigard: A Sequel to Nollan’s Essential Nexus Test for Regulatory Takings,” 73 N.C. L.Rev. 101 (1995).






J.D., 1996
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

(with high honors, Order of the Coif)

B.A., 1993
Providence College

(summa cum laude)



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