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.

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Emily K. Yu

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613


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