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  • Clients say she is "brilliant – a wonderful negotiator who really knows her business. She is very dedicated, of very high intelligence, and understands the business side more than the typical attorney." - Chambers USA


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1984
  • A.B., University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1981

    Georgetown University Law School, Associate Editor of The Tax Lawyer

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire

Memberships & Affiliations

Sophia Snow House, Board of Directors, (2004 - Present)

Boston Young Women's Christian Association, Board of Directors,

President, New England Chapter, CoreNet Global (2015-present)

New England Chapter, CoreNet Global, Board of Directors, (2007-Present)

Boston Industrial Development Finance Agency, Board of Directors, (2003-Present)

New England Women in Real Estate, Member, Past President

Member of Strategic Development Study Committee for the Boston Extension Portion of the Turnpike Air Rights Development (1998-2007)

Member of Blue Ribbon Panel for Open Space Protection (1998)

Massachusetts Bar Association

New Hampshire Bar Association

Member, McCarter & English Women's Initiative Steering Committee


NEWIRE Networking Award (2014)

Women of FIRE Award, Banker & Tradesman (2014)

Top Women of Law, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2013)

NEWIRE Leadership Award (2008)

CoreNet Global Top Rated Faculty Award for Master of Corporate Real Estate (2008 and 2011-2013) 

CoreNet Global Legal Professional of the Year Award (2007)

Cynthia B. Keliher

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July 2012
Advanced Lease Analysis MCR Course
CoreNet Global
November 2011
Green Leasing: Navigating Through Pitfalls to Success
CoreNet Global Summit
When a CRE becomes a Landlord
CoreNet Global, New England Chapter
May 2011
Green Leasing: Tenant, Landlord and Broker Perspective
CoreNet Global/New England Seminar Series
October 2010
Green Leasing Workshop
Boston Discovery Forum, CoreNet Global
September 2010
Advanced Lease Analysis MCR Course
CoreNet Global
May 2010
Green Leasing Workshop
CoreNet Global Real Advantage
September 2009
Model Green Lease
Corporate, Realty, Design & Management Institute and CoreNet Global Seminar Series
June 2009
Opportunities to Leverage Better Lease Terms
CoreNet Global Eastern Regional Symposium
April 2009
Good, Better, Best Subleases
CoreNet Global Real Advantage
October 2008 and December 2008
Good, Better, Best Lease Agreement Negotiations
CoreNet Global Seminar Series
July 2008
Advanced Lease Analysis
CoreNet Global 2008 Boston Regional EDP
March 2008 and April 2008
Good, Better, Best Lease Agreement Negotiations
CoreNet Global/New England Real Advantage
February 2008
The Workletter - Often Overlooked Negotiation Points
CoreNet Global Real Advantage
February 2008
A Discussion of The New 2007 AIA Contract Documents & The 2007 ConsensusDOCS
CoreNet Global Real Advantage
March 2000
Adventures in Biomedical Research Leasing
Association of University Related Research BioParks 2000 Conference
January 1997 and February 1999
Doing Deals: Understanding the Nuts and Bolts of Transactional Practice