Craig M. Tateronis is Prince Lobel’s managing partner and a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group. In his six years as managing partner, during a time of general consolidation in the legal profession, Prince Lobel has grown by almost 50 percent. Craig made 2016 a watershed year for firm growth by leading Prince Lobel’s efforts to expand its Intellectual Property practice through the addition of a team of highly skilled patent prosecutors, patent litigators, and trademark attorneys.
Under Craig’s leadership, Prince Lobel has been recognized for its diversity and inclusion initiatives. In 2013, the firm received the “Leader in Diversity” award from the Boston Business Journal in the area of “Corporate Social Responsibility” and in 2015, Prince Lobel was honored with the Rosoff Workplace Diversity Award. In 2016, Craig was nominated individually for the 20th Annual Rosoff Award. Craig also has guided Prince Lobel’s efforts to be more socially active and to play a greater role in the community. In 2016, the firm received the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Excellence in Pro Bono Work Award.
Craig’s transactional real estate practice encompasses a broad range of sophisticated commercial real estate matters. Craig counsels institutional property owners, developers, tenants, lenders, and investors in sales and acquisitions, permitting, leasing, and financing transactions.
In his telecommunications practice, Craig represents wireless carriers in connection with all aspects of their network development activities. Craig has counseled wireless clients in connection with site acquisition and municipal permitting work throughout New England and New York. He successfully challenged the decisions of municipalities in approximately 70 cases under the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996. He has represented wireless carriers in connection with national build-to-suit, tower disposition, and sale-lease back transactions.
Craig also founded Prince Lobel Renewables. Prince Lobel Renewables offers true, hands-on legal and project management services to property owners, developers, businesses, cities, and towns that are planning a renewable energy project. Prince Lobel Renewables has assisted clients in the planning, development, financing, and construction of dozens of solar energy projects ranging from 40 kW to 2 MW.
Representing the firm in its ongoing commitment to the Greater Boston community, Craig serves on the board of trustees of the Catholic Schools Foundation/Inner-City Scholarship Fund. The CSF provides scholarship assistance to students based on financial need, regardless of their race, gender, or religion. Craig is the chair of the CSF’s Advancement Committee. Craig also serves on the executive council of Massachusetts Audubon Society.