Shaevel, Krems, O'Connor & Jackowitz, LLP
Attorneys at Law

Kenneth A. Krems

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Kenneth A. Krems
Managing Partner

Practice Focus: Real Estate Management

"Since I began the practice of law, I have always enjoyed being able to help people. I believe in working as hard as possible to serve our clients, to satisfy their needs, and to achieve the best possible results for them."


• Boston University School of Law, J.D. (1977)
• George Washington University, B.A. (1974)

Honors and Awards

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and New England Super Lawyers as featured in Boston Magazine;

New England Affordable Housing Management Association Award;

Member Boston University National Alumni Council.

Sample Matters

Represents large residential management companies and has responsibility for more than 20,000 units of housing in Massachusetts; represents landlords and tenants regarding commercial leasing issues, condominium associations and purchasers and sellers of real estate.


Memberships, Teaching, and Publications

• Instructor, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Massachusetts Bar Association and National Apartment Association
• Speaker, New England Affordable Housing Management Association
• Author of numerous articles in Greater Boston Real Estate Board's Bay State Apartment Owner Magazine, Banker & Tradesman, & REBA News
• Author, MCLE Lease Drafting in Massachusetts, Chapter on Special Issues in Residential Leases
• Co-author, MCLE Residential and Commercial Landlord-Tenant Practice in Massachusetts, Chapter on Collection Practice in Residential and Commercial Tenancies
• Former author, “Legal Ease” column in New England Affordable Housing Management Association newsletter
• Guest on Newton TV regarding landlord-tenant issues
• Member, Real Estate Bar Association
• Member, Massachusetts Bar Association, Property Law Section

Community and Professional Involvement

Director, Greater Boston Real Estate Board's Rental Housing Association
Member, Real Estate Bar Association Board of Directors
Co-chair, Real Estate Bar Association Landlord/Tenant Section
Overseer, Newton-Wellesley Hospital; Director, Family Access of Newton
Chairman, Newton Ward 4 Democratic Committee
Co-chair, State Representative Kay Khan’s Re-Election Committee
Former Member, Department of Public Health's Alcohol and Drug-free Housing Task Force
Former Vice President, Boston University General Alumni Association