Judge Kass served as a justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court from 1979 (with a year hiatus when mediating for REBA/DR) until his retirement as a recall judge on the Appeals Court bench in 2003. During that period, he authored close to 2000 opinions, many in real estate-related fields. Prior to his appointment to the Appeals Court, he was a partner in the Boston firm of Brown, Rudnick, Freed & Gesmer, known today as Brown Rudnick, LLP, where his field of concentration was real estate law-related with an emphasis on government-assisted housing.
Having participated in a Boston Bar Association committee that drafted, and lobbied for, a condominium-enabling statute, Judge Kass is an authority on condominium law. In 1965, Judge Kass served as counsel to a special legislative committee that drafted the statute creating the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, now known as MassHousing. Judge Kass has lectured frequently in continuing legal education settings on real estate-related subjects and appellate practice. He is the editor/author of an MCLE publication, Legal Chowder.
Judge Kass received his B.A. from Harvard College and his law degree from Harvard Law. He serves on REBA/DR’s board of directors.
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