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  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated 
    5.0 out of 5 for 2012


  • LL.B., Boston University School of Law, 1966
  • B.S., Suffolk University, 1963

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships & Affiliations

Former Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Mount Ida College

American Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

Boston Bar Association



Member, United States Forest Service Review Commission, White Mountain National Forest, Loon Mountain Project

Appointee, Massachusetts Commission of Insurance, Third Referee (arbitrator) in insurance disputes

Numerous Referee (arbitrator) appointments with respect to property, contents or business interruption insurance valuation disputes

Former Executive Director, Massachusetts Association of Public Insurance Adjusters

Burton Winnick

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  • T: 617.449.6515
    F: 617.326.3078

Mr. Winnick is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate and Corporate practice groups. He served as the Managing Partner of McCarter & English’s Boston Office from 2008 to 2016 and is now Managing Partner Emeritus, Boston. He represents lenders in secured loan transactions, including commercial and asset-based loans, real estate and construction loans. Mr. Winnick's practice includes general business transactions and corporate matters, real estate conveyancing, commercial leasing, and condominium matters. He has extensive experience in property insurance matters relating to policy interpretation, determination of loss and damage through the Reference (arbitration) procedure for building, contents and business interruption claims.

Mr. Winnick's practice also focuses on general corporate matters and business transactions and he counsels his business clientele with respect to the acquisition and disposition of business assets, financing, real property, equipment leasing, contractual and employment matters and succession planning.  In addition, Mr. Winnick maintains a significant automotive practice which includes the acquisition and/or sale of automotive dealerships and the financing thereof, property acquisition or associated leasing, manufacturers' agreements, control agreements, equipment leases and ownership structures.

Mr. Winnick was a former real estate instructor at Northeastern University, a guest lecturer on Insurance Risk and Claim Matters at Babson College and a guest lecturer to Banking and Lending Groups regarding "Insurance Considerations for the Lender.” Mr. Winnick has been a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Program panelist and was a featured panelist at the "FirmFuture 2010: The Practice Management Conference in Boston."

Mr. Winnick was recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer for 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Martindale-Hubbell is published by Internet Brands, Inc. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


Representative Matters

Major Pharmaceutical Company
Representation of a major pharmaceutical company in the conversion of a biotech campus into a “bio-hub” with stand-alone and lab-share leasing to third-party start-up and established biotechnology companies. We developed both stand-alone and shared lab leasing models and brokerage, property management, equipment sharing and confidentiality management agreements for the facility.
Major Regional and Community Banks
Ongoing representation of major regional and community banks as well as of financial institutions and corporate borrowers in a wide range of credit facilities including real estate acquisitions and construction loans, traditional commercial and industrial loans, letters of credit, asset-based financing, and intercreditor/agency agreements. Recent representation of a regional lender with respect to a $100,000,000 investment in a $400,000,000 loan syndication.
Utah Based Developer
Representation of Utah based developer in the acquisition of a 1650 acre New England ski area together with 18 hole golf course, other amenities and development rights. Acquisition by assignment of the first mortgage and notes from the existing mortgagee to effectuate the entire transaction.
Multi-State Tire Distributor
Representation of Seller in the sale of a multi-state tire distribution business including negotiation of asset purchase agreement, associated leases of seller's operating properties and related due diligence disclosures.


Featured Speaker, Boston Bar Association, Lending/Insurance issues
Featured Panelist, FirmFuture: The Practice Management Conference in Boston
Former Real Estate Instructor, Northeastern University
Guest Lecturer, Babson College, Insurance Risk and Claim Matters