John H. Brazilian2024-02-25T20:29:02+00:00

John H. Brazilian


Admission Details:
1971, Massachusetts, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Boston College, B.S.; Suffolk University Law School, J.D.

Birth Information:
Boston, Massachusetts


Areas of Practice

Mr. Brazilian is a founding Partner at Butters Brazilian LLP. His areas of practice include acquisition and transfers of residential and commercial real estate, including land use, entitlements and condominium practice. He is experienced in state and federal real estate and partnership related disputes including construction litigation and arbitration. He heads the real estate practice of the firm and is well versed in financing as well as title and survey issues.

Mr. Brazilian has enjoyed a substantial practice involving real estate and related litigation. He has been active as an attorney in the Nantucket real estate market for more than 20 years.

After admission to the bar, Mr. Brazilian was a VISTA attorney for Boston Legal Assistance Project in South Boston and was the juvenile criminal lawyer for Columbia Point Housing Project, after which he entered private practice until the formation of Butters Brazilian LLP in 1997. Mr. Brazilian has been Peer Review rated for 30+ years as AV®-Preeminent™, the highest performance rating for legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell®. In addition to courts throughout New England, Mr. Brazilian has represented clients in both state and federal courts in New York, Florida, Tennessee, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Iowa and California.

In his spare time, Mr. Brazilian enjoys playing squash, tennis and travel. He is a former President and member of the Board of Governors of the University Club of Boston.

Notable Cases

Examples of recent cases include land, residential and commercial transactions involving properties over $20 million together with multi-state federal construction litigation as well as a partnership dispute involving state court trial through the Appeals Court. In addition, Mr. Brazilian has participated in the sale of air rights for construction of a 38 story mixed-use condominium hotel in the Back Bay section of Boston.

In February 2022, Mr. Brazilian received a $12.7 million verdict in the USDC, Boston, in a multi-state construction case involving breach of contract, fraud, conversion and tortious interference.

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