Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster


We offer our lawyers a collegial, supportive, stable and creative environment to practice law and to grow personally and professionally. We seek well-established lawyers ­­ both associates and partners ­ and staff who want challenging, intellectually stimulating work, diverse and interesting clients and a firm that encourages their well-being both at work and outside of work.

Our firm has done a good job of adapting to the changes in our industry. For example, we provide 12-week paid leave for new parents. In addition, we’re flexible in work arrangements that balance the needs of our families and ourselves. “We’re a first-name basis kind of firm,” explained Frank De Vito, Rackemann’s Managing Director.

“People here have a sense that we’re in this together, that we’re here to stay and that we genuinely care about one another, an attitude that describes our relationships with clients.”

Open Positions:


Zoning, Permitting and Land Use Partner

This partner will have the support of Rackemann’s widely respected real estate transactional and litigation attorneys to expand a dedicated land use group at the firm.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience advising clients on zoning, permitting and land use matters, including Boston and local zoning, comprehensive permits under c. 40B, subdivision control, wetlands issues and environmental matters, as well as interactions with governmental agencies and authorities. Experience with other aspects of commercial real estate, including site acquisition and assembly, leasing and financing, is also an important factor. The successful candidate will have a portable practice, 8+ years of experience and strong working relationships with regulatory authorities. We are looking for a partner with a commitment to excellence in providing client service as well as demonstrated interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills necessary for personal growth and business development.

Interested candidates should send resumes in confidence to: legalcareers@rackemann.com


Trust and Estate Administrator

Candidate must be detail and deadline oriented with the ability to both work independently and as a member of the team. Interpersonal skills are also essential in order to be a reliable, responsive and confident resource to attorneys, fiduciaries and family members throughout the estate administration process.

Duties and responsibilities will include, but, are not limited to:

  • Responsible for all aspects of estate administration
  • Prepare and file probate court documents
  • Prepare and file Federal and Massachusetts estate tax returns
  • Prepare fiduciary and individual income tax returns
  • Collect and value estate assets
  • Assist trustees with administration of various trusts
  • Prepare trustees for monthly investment meetings, including maintaining a list of trusts to be reviewed and the assets currently held in each trust and coordinating with investment management firms
  • Assist trustees manage assets held in trust, including organizing the buying and selling of securities and treasuries

Experience is preferred. The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Familiarity with all aspects of estate administration
  • Strong technical skills, especially Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Knowledge of Worldox, SEI Trust 3000, CCH Axcess

Interested candidates should send resumes in confidence to: legalcareers@rackemann.com


About Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster

Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster is a multi-service, Boston law firm sought and trusted by businesses, institutions, insurance regulators and individuals for real estate, business, regulatory, litigation, 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.