Experience makes a difference in navigating the intricacies and nuances of buying and selling real estate. As a former attorney, Len has a wealth of both real estate and life experiences that allow him to deliver the very best results to his clients.
For over twenty-five years, Len practiced law in Maine where he primarily represented owners and financial institutions in real estate workouts, related contract litigation and insolvency proceedings. In addition, Len is known for his work litigating property valuations and divisions in divorce cases.
Len also served on and ultimately was appointed as the chairman of the zoning board of appeals for the town in which he resided, Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Len’s work on the Zoning Board of Appeals helped hone his skills at finding value in under-appreciated properties, leading him to establish his own real estate company where he served as managing partner, and successfully purchased, subdivided and sold residential lots in southern Maine.
In 2014, Len retired from the practice of law, and with his wife, Barbara, moved full time to their vacation home in Intervale, New Hampshire, where they purchased, renovated and operated several vacation rental properties. Len also served on the boards of two difference condo associations, one as President. These boards dealt with, among other issues: short-term vacation rental rule making, special assessments, collection of delinquent dues, by-law amendments, and new unit construction oversight.
During the pandemic, Len, and his wife both felt a compelling desire to pursue new careers and a new setting: traveling often to visit family in Lake Placid, they fell in love with the Burlington area and all it has to offer. They sold their vacation rental properties for record prices and are building a home Shelburne. Barbara is pursuing her love of skin care as an esthetician and Len has joined us to, once again, embrace the role of working closely and confidentially with clients, this time exclusively in real estate, the subject matter at the core of his professional life.
Throughout his career, Len has served and continues to serve on various philanthropic boards. He is also an avid pickleball player and not only passionate about playing the sport, but also in spreading the word about this up-and-coming sport. Len volunteered to introduce the sport to the North Conway Community Center. Len’s leadership was instrumental in growing the Community Center’s pickleball community from 8 to over 200 participants and in creating the Volley in the Valley Pickleball Tournament, which drew participants from all over New England. Recognized for his impact on the sport, Len was appointed ambassador to the United States Pickleball Association for the State of New Hampshire.
Originally from Buffalo, Len earned his law degree and MBA from the University of New York at Buffalo, and after graduation, served for two years as a law clerk to the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Western District of New York. Len is knowledgeable, creative, and patient. He loves working with people and assisting them in making smooth transitions through life’s turning points, one of the biggest of which his buying or selling a home or any type of real estate. Experience the difference.