Phone: (978) 475-4488 ext. 778

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Paralegals: Karen Bussell and Ellen Melvin

Rachel concentrates her practice on the representation of lenders in commercial and residential transactions, the representation of developers in acquisition and financing of projects of varying sizes, and representation of clients in a numerous other transactional matters.  Rachel has extensive experience in both residential and commercial lending.  She has represented commercial lenders from across Massachusetts in commercial loan transactions up to $15,000,000.00.  In addition, she has represented lenders in commercial and industrial finance transactions and non-real estate asset based lending transactions.

Rachel also has significant experience in representing developers with acquisition financing, condominium conversion and unit sales.  In addition, she represents developers with review and evaluation of title concerns and negotiating title insurance coverage.  Her representation covers condominium projects that are residential, commercial/industrial, and mixed-use across Massachusetts and the Cape.

Rachel also represents individuals in a variety of different real estate related transactions, including purchases, sales, probate-related real estate sales, and S-petitions with the Land Court to quiet title.  She also represents clients in corporate formation and maintaining corporate status.  Prior to her switching her focus to real estate law, Rachel concentrated her practice primarily in bankruptcy law and bankruptcy litigation, which gives her a unique perspective on real estate acquisition and finance.  

In her many years of practice, Rachel has consistently been a strong advocate for her clients, always attentive and responsive to her clients' ever-changing legal needs.  She joined Johnson & Borenstein, LLC in 2014 after practicing at prestigious law firms in Boston.  In her free time, Rachel enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and three children, in and around the Andover area, such as running, hiking, biking, skiing, and golf.

Practice Areas:

  • Commercial and residential finance
  • Condominium conversion
  • Real estate acquisition and sales


  • Hamilton College, BA, Comparative Literature, 1994
  • Suffolk Law School, J.D., 2000

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2001

Professional Associations/Memberships:

  • Boston Bar Association