Chad Vella is a senior attorney in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its Real Estate Industries Group. He joined Goodwin in 2015.

Mr. Vella focuses his practice on the representation of landlords, tenants, lenders, investors and developers in commercial lease transactions. He has extensive experience negotiating all aspects of lease transactions involving office, retail and warehouse facilities and has advised clients as both in-house and outside counsel in the acquisition and disposition of office, warehouse, hotel and flex properties.

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Recent leasing transactions include representation of landlords of high-rise office buildings and various tenants from start-ups and technology companies to financial institutions in Boston, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. His recent transactions include representing:

  • A biotechnology company in connection with its leasing of a manufacturing facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • A software company in connection with its headquarters lease in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • An owner in connection with major media company lease for 75,000 rentable square feet in Boston’s financial district
  • An online clothing retailer in negotiation of over 250,000 rentable square feet of warehouse space in Illinois and Georgia
  • A prescription pharmacy in several distribution facility leases across the United States
  • Various life sciences companies in connection with leases of new laboratory facilities in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • A biotechnology company in full-building headquarters lease in suburban Boston
  • A Boston developer in connection with various retail and restaurant leases
  • A retailer in connection with its leasing of a 100,000 rentable square foot warehouse facility in New Jersey
Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Vella was an attorney at WilmerHale and served as in-house counsel to New Boston Fund.



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J.D., 1997
Boston College Law School
B.A., 1994
Boston College
(summa cum laude)



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