News Release

Locke Lord Strengthens Real Estate and Finance and Litigation Practices With Addition of Scott Schlager in Boston

March 25, 2024

(BOSTON) March 25, 2024 Scott A. Schlager has joined Locke Lord’s Boston office as a Partner in the Real Estate and Finance and Litigation Practice Groups. Schlager’s diverse real estate acquisition/disposition, finance and complex litigation experience combined with a strong network in the real estate sector will enhance the Firm’s real estate capabilities across the United States.

Prior to joining Locke Lord, Schlager was a partner at Nathanson & Goldberg, a boutique Boston-based law firm focusing on real estate and commercial litigation. An esteemed trial and transactional lawyer, he concentrates his practice on real estate acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, finance, leasing and complex litigation. Throughout his career, Schlager has represented the rights and interests of lenders and investors as well as owners and operators of commercial properties. Known for his in-depth legal knowledge and exceptional negotiation skills, he has handled numerous intricate transactional matters for clients while also advocating on behalf of them inside court.

“Scott’s litigation and national transactional real estate experience coupled with his robust commercial network and entrepreneurial zeal make him an excellent strategic addition to our Boston office,” said Christine McCay, Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s Boston office. “He will work closely with our Litigation and Corporate Practices, and his unique skill set allows him to also provide distressed real estate guidance and drafting support for our Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities Special Servicing Practice Group as well.”

“Having worked closely with Locke Lord throughout my career, I am thrilled to join the Firm’s preeminent, full-service national platform where I see plentiful opportunities to expand my practice,” said Schlager. “I look forward to embracing Locke Lord’s collaborative culture and leveraging our collective resources to continue delivering an unparalleled level of service for clients.”

Schlager is a member of the Penn Club of Boston’s Board of Directors, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster connections between University of Pennsylvania alumni and the greater Boston community through event programming, charitable grants and scholarships. He also previously served as Vice Chair of the Young Lawyers Division’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Committee for the American Bar Association.

Locke Lord lawyers provide sophisticated legal services to clients throughout the world for the acquisition, development, permitting, construction, financing, leasing, management/operation and disposition of real estate. The Firm’s clients include corporations, major financial institutions, real estate developers, private equity, pension and other investment funds, individual investors, family offices, REITs, public agencies, educational institutions, insurance companies, health care systems, nonprofit organizations, homebuilders and contractors.


About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 135 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.