Jo-Ann M. Marzullo, Esq.


Meet Jo-Ann

Meet Jo-Ann

Jo-Ann is a highly skilled advocate that gets real estate deals closed in the retail, real estate, construction, and healthcare industries.

Outside the Office

Jo-Ann is a former chair of the Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association and co-chair of the Sustainability Group of CREW Boston. She spends most of her free time with her husband and their two sons. Jo-Ann enjoys visiting friends and spending time at her lakeside cottages.

Community Involvement

Former member, Finance Council, St. Theresa Parish and Billerica Catholic Collaborative, including the creation of the collaborative among the first in the Boston Archdiocese


J.D., magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law
B.A., highest honors, Northeastern University

Bar & Court Admissions




Before joining the team at Ligris, Jo-Ann worked at large law firms in Boston, where she represented clients in sophisticated real estate matters, including complex sales and acquisitions, financing transactions, leasing, construction, and due diligence reviews. Jo-Ann focuses on critical financial and timing issues and utilizes long-term professional relationships.

Professional Affiliations

Member, Planning Committee for the International Council of Shopping Centers U.S. Law Conference

Why Jo-Ann?

Why Jo-Ann?

Jo-Ann leverages her keen intellect and vast experience to address complex and challenging issues clients face.

Massachusetts Super Lawyer, (Real Estate, Business/Corporate), 2004

Who’s Who Legal – Real Estate, 2023

Learn from Jo-Ann

Learn from Jo-Ann

Author, “Implications and Complications When Leasing to a Franchised Enterprise,” Shopping Center Law & Strategy, Fall 2017

Author, “Matching Lease Obligations and Insurance Coverages,” Shopping Center Law & Strategy, Spring 2017

Co-author, “Winter Storm Damage: Insurance Coverage and Lessons Learned,” Retail Law Strategist, Summer 2015

Author, “Massachusetts Politician Wins Right to Seek Voter Signatures Outside Supermarket,” ICSC Legal Update, October 2014

Author, “How Can I Possibly be Liable for a Non-Recover Loan?” Retail Law Strategist, Fall 2014

Author, “Keep Mortgage Loan Promises – Or Else,” Retail Law Strategist, Winter 2013

Co-author, “Beyond Bankruptcy Basics – Practical Advice Regarding Tenant Bankruptcies,” Retail Law Strategist, Summer 2012

Comfort Food

“Pad Thai”

On My Playlist

“Billy Joel and James Taylor”

Favorite Vacation

“Family trip to San Juan”

Energy Booster

“Talking to family and friends”

Why Ligris?

“I have worked on deals with Ligris in the past and knew it is a great team to be a part of.”