Emily K. Yu: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Emily K. Yu

Boston,  MA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Hospitality
  • Acquisitions and Dispositions
University Wellesley College, B.A., 2001
Law SchoolBoston College, J.D., 2004
Admitted2004, Massachusetts


Asian American Lawyers of Massachusetts
Boston Bar Association
New England Women in Real Estate
Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts: Business Development Committee, Co-Founder; Women of Color Committee


Emily represents developers, lenders, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and governmental authorities in the acquisition, disposition, development, leasing, financing, and construction of commercial real estate. Emily has been named a Massachusetts Rising Star by Thomson Reuters since 2009.

In 2013, Emily was selected by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for the Excellence in the Law Up and Coming Lawyers Award.

In 2014, Emily was also selected as a “Boston Rising Star” by the National Law Journal.
•Emily represented a charter school in connection with the acquisition, permitting and financing of a new school facility in East Boston. The project included negotiating acquisition documents and design and construction contracts, and obtaining permits and approvals from state and local authorities. The construction financing for the project included new markets tax credits and bond financing.

•She represented a developer in the development and construction financing for a major Boston hotel. The representation included the creation of a two-tiered condominium structure, negotiating management and operating contracts, and the subsequent sale of the hotel.

•Emily represented a developer in the acquisition of a commercial project in South Boston. She continues to represent the developer in the development, permitting, leasing, and construction financing of the project.

•She represented a utility company in connection with construction contracts for a new utility line.

•Emily represented a lender in connection with a loan secured by timberlands in eight States, in a transaction with a total purchase price of $3.1 billion.

•Emily represented a non-profit organization in the refinancing of an affordable housing project for the elderly.

Before Edwards Wildman

Emily served as a law clerk to the Honorable Keith C. Long of the Massachusetts Land Court, where she gained experience in title, land use and zoning matters.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Emily currently serves as a Director and former Vice President of the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts. Emily is also a member of Governor Deval Patrick's Asian American Commission.


Edwards Wildman closes $97 Million Construction Loan for Development of Two New Hotels in Boston

Edwards Wildman closed on a $97 million construction loan for the development of two new hotels in Boston's Seaport District.

Edwards Wildman Closes Financing for Boston's Parcel 24 Project

Edwards Wildman represented a joint venture of the Asian Community Development Corporation and New Boston Fund in the development permitting, tax credit syndication, real estate matters, and construction loan financing for the Parcel 24 project, a 312 unit residential, mixed-income development to be constructed in Boston's Chinatown.

Edwards Wildman Team Advises on Refinancing of One Channel Center Project in Boston

A team of Edwards Wildman attorneys recently closed on a $190m term loan and $50m in mezzanine financing for a joint venture composed of affiliates of Ares Management LLC and CV Properties LLC, secured by the One Channel Center building (leased by State Street Bank) and the Channel Center Garage in South Boston.

Edwards Wildman's Emily Yu Selected as a 'Boston Rising Star' by the National Law Journal
September 3, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Sang-yul Lee, Jeffrey Hsi, Emily Yu, and Bilal Zaheer Represent Firm at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Convention
November 12, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Rebecca Lee and Emily Yu Attend AALAM's Biggest-Ever Banquet, Reports Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
May 15, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Emily Yu Profiled as a 2013 “Up & Coming Lawyer” in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
April 29, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Emily Yu Honored as a 2013 “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
March 22, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Jeffrey Hsi and Emily Yu Attend the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts Event, Reports Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
February 14, 2013
EAPD Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2010
October 7, 2010
Emily Yu Elected Vice President of AALAM
July 13, 2010
EAPD Represents ABRY Partners in $1.2 Billion Acquisition of RCN Corporation
March 5, 2010
EAPD Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2009
November 6, 2009

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Office Information

Emily K. Yu

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613


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