Stanley J. Kanter - Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Stanley J. Kanter

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

From multinational corporations to conservation organizations, from family-owned businesses to individuals, Stanley Kanter’s clients rely on his extensive and nationally recognized real estate know-how to save them time and money in purchasing, leasing, financing and selling real estate both domestically and internationally. He successfully represents builders in all phases of project development, from conception to permitting to leasing or sale, negotiating and drafting complex leases, operating agreements and easements.  He is also well-versed in the intricacies of title insurance commitments and policies, including analyzing and resolving complicated transactions and formulating and obtaining detailed endorsements and affirmative coverage. His extensive real estate experienced extends to resolving survey concerns, handling mortgages and lending transactions, successfully appealing excessive real estate tax assessments, and helping conservation organizations preserve and protect valued natural habitats and wetlands. 

Boston UniversityBS 1965Cornell Law SchoolJ.D. 1968
American College of Mortgage AttorneysAmerican College of Trusts and Estates CounselCornell Real Estate CouncilGrowSmart Rhode IslandInternational Council of Shopping Centers

Client Comments

"Stanley Kanter has represented our interests for many years in real estate matters in Rhode Island. He is savvy, smart, accessible, and very funny. Small matters are given the same attention to detail as are more weighty challenges. Stanley's judgment is solid, and his knowledge in these matters is extensive. He knows Rhode Island real estate inside out. Because he knows the subject, he does the work -- not junior associates. Additionally, he is a solid counselor on other matters as well. He does not allow himself or his client to become swayed by emotion; if the matter simply is emotion, he will so advise. We also know Stanley as the attorney for a 501(c)3 land trust in Rhode Island. He has successfully represented the trust on various real estate and legal matters for several years. Currently he is attempting to achieve permitting from various state and federal agencies to allow the land trust to dredge one of the state's salt-water ponds."

-Ann and Hollis Petersen
Individual client

"Having had a great deal of experience working with Mr. Stanley Kanter on numerous highly complex real estate matters, I can say with certainty that I believe him to be the foremost, most highly respected real estate attorney in the Northeast. His vast knowledge and experience is a vital asset for our company. His advice is always appropriate and highly effective. His communication skills and responsiveness are second to none. Mr. Kanter receives my highest recommendation."

-William Gorgone
Cookson America Inc.

"In my opinion, Stanley Kanter is the foremost real estate attorney in New England. His knowledge and expertise are second to none. He has handled numerous complex real estate matters for me with superior results. Stanley is extremely responsive to client demands and handles sensitive issues with utmost professionalism and decorum in all instances. His attention to detail and the quality of his work are two of his strongest assets. He is a community leader and a strong mentor for younger attorneys. Stanley Kanter has my highest recommendation."

"Stanley Kanter is clearly the best real estate attorney in Rhode Island. He concentrates on getting the deal done and solving the problems rather than just raising them. He is at home in the political and legislative spheres, a must in Rhode Island. He is impeccably honest and his first loyalty is always to the client. I have frequently utilized his advice in both a strategic and tactical sense. As a non-practicing lawyer, I have high expectations and Stanley almost always fulfills them. "

-Finn Caspersen

Office Location

One Citizens Plaza, Eighth Floor
Providence, RI 02903-1345
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the Providence Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Real Estate of the Providence Metro Area
Stanley J. Kanter has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Stanley J. Kanter has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Litigation - Real Estate
Real Estate Law (Commercial, Conveyance, Development, Finance, Hotels, Industrial, Land Use, Nonprofit Foundations, Private Club Law, Residential, Tax Certiorari, Title Matters, Transactions)

Other Information

Gender: Male