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


Litigation Administrative Assistant

We are seeking an experienced Litigation Administrative Assistant to join our team. The position is currently a hybrid position with an in-office requirement coupled with remote work. The hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm, with occasional overtime.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Compose routine letters and memoranda and prepare status reports.
  • Prepare documents for state and federal court filings (including e-filing), letters, pleadings and other related legal documents
  • Prepare correspondence, court papers and legal documents, such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas.
  • Generate pleadings and briefs, including Tables of Contents and Tables of Authorities.
  • Respond to email as directed/dictated by the attorney.
  • Transcribe dictation and/or edit handwritten documents.
  • Open new files, including conflict checks and preparing paperwork.
  • Maintain documents and correspondence within the document management system.
  • Input attorney time; proofread and edit as necessary.
  • Prepare check requests and expense reports.
  • Open, read, scan and docket all incoming mail.
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • High School Diploma. Continuing Ed degree a plus. An equivalent combination of education and work experience can be substituted.
  • 5+ years of Litigation experience in a law firm environment.
  • Working knowledge and experience in e-filing in both state and federal court systems; knowledge of state and federal court rules.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sharepoint and Outlook). Familiarity with ProLaw and NetDocuments a plus.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills; ability to prioritize tasks and juggle multiple priorities.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to work well in a demanding and fast paced environment.
  • Ability to bend, sit and lift 15 lbs.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team

Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all employees are at-will employees.

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.