Robert Fishman

Bob Fishman joined the ELM Board in 2015 and currently acts as Development Committee Chair. Mr. Fishman recently retired from Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP in Boston. Mr. Fishman was elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers in 1991. He is an active member and frequent lecturer in both bar association and real industry trade groups. Mr. Fishman appears among the best real estate lawyers in Massachusetts in the Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers Guide and was named a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” in a survey by Law & Politics and Boston Magazine. He is listed as one of only five Massachusetts lawyers in the International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers and in the Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Fishman is an active member of the Massachusetts Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is a past chair of the Lawyers’ Team of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc. (CJP). Mr. Fishman is the Chair of the Advisory Board of Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. He also has taught at Harvard Law School, Boston College Law School, Boston University Law School, and Suffolk Law School. Mr. Fishman’s most recent articles and presentations have addressed smart growth issues, permitting of complex development projects, and environmental issues in business transactions. He authors a chapter of MCLE’s Massachusetts Zoning Manual. Mr. Fishman graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and from Harvard Law School, cum laude. He lives in Newton with his wife, Glenda.