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.
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.
Member, Planning Committee for the International Council of Shopping Centers U.S. Law Conference
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, 2010
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