Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster

About the firm

Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster is a multi-service, Boston law firm sought and trusted by the region’s businesses, institutions and individuals for real estate, business, litigation, family law, and trusts and estates matters. For well over 100 years, the firm has provided its clients with sound, ethical advice, outstanding service delivery and levelheaded solutions at a fair price.

Our clients

We serve regional, national and international clients, primarily those with business interests in New England. These include entrepreneurs, start-ups, closely held and publicly-traded companies, partnerships, not-for-profit organizations, individuals and families.

While we’re a full-service firm, Rackemann is still strongly associated with the real estate sector, a highly-regarded reputation that goes back to our very founding. In this work and elsewhere, whether in litigation or transactions, we regularly represent leading financial services firms, major corporations, non-profit organizations, public sector institutions, emerging technology companies, family-owned companies and individuals. This wide range gives us a breadth and depth of experience and roots in our communities that benefit clients regardless of their size, type or location. In addition, our long-term clients regularly turn to our lawyers for general business advice and feedback.

Our culture

Many of our lawyers and staff have spent their careers at Rackemann. This speaks volumes about the firm’s collegial nature, the way we treat one another and the quality of our work. “Our culture is one of the reasons that a lot of our clients become long-term clients,” according to Mike O’Connell, the firm’s Managing Director. “We provide value, we like what we do and we’re easy to work with.”

Serious about service

With a long, respected history such as ours, we’re always aware of the firm’s legacy and commitment to the timeless values that help define us. These include delivering exceptional, personal service at a fair price.

This is why our partners work closely with clients and keep them well-informed. Thanks to excellent support from our associates and staff along with the use of advanced technologies, we deliver efficient, streamlined services of a very high quality at competitive rates.

Lawyer capabilities

Our lawyers have won precedent-setting cases, facilitated sophisticated transactions valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars and advised on the development of far-reaching laws and complex regulations. In addition, we’ve been recognized at the highest levels by our peers and others as leaders in the legal community and in the civic, business and charitable life of our region.

Practice breadth

As a full-service law firm, Rackemann offers clients top-level services in five primary practice areas:

  • Business
  • Family Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Trusts & Estates

Clients have the advantage of easy, seamless access to the entire range of our services, a significant advantage when they’re facing complex issues that cut across specific areas of the law.