Douglas L. Jones

Douglas L. Jones practices in the areas of real estate and business law.

Mr. Jones represents individuals, limited liability companies, trusts and corporations in a variety of business matters, including all phases of commercial and residential real estate and corporate organization. He has extensive knowledge of foreclosure law and practice. Mr. Jones has extensive experience in the purchase and sale of commercial real estate; condominium development; commercial lending, representing banks and borrowers; commercial leasing, representing small and large tenants as well as landlords in office buildings and retail centers; and construction contracts, representing architects, builders and owners. Mr. Jones regularly counsels businesses in contract negotiations, organizational matters, and corporate financing. Mr. Jones represents nonprofit organizations, counseling them in organizational formation, litigation, and mergers.

Mr. Jones also represents individuals in the purchase and sale and financing of residential real estate, including private residences, condominiums, and cooperatives. He represents lenders in residential transactions.

Mr. Jones is a graduate of Duke University and received his law degree from Harvard Law School where he was the recipient of a grant from the Mark DeWolfe Howe Fund for Anglo-American Legal History and Civil Liberties. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He is admitted to the bar in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Mr. Jones also holds a Ph.D. in American history from Brandeis University. His articles on law and legal history have appeared in the Boston Business Journal, the Banker and Tradesman, and the Texas Law Review. He is the senior author of Discovering the Public Interest: A History of the Boston Bar Association. Mr. Jones has organized continuing legal education seminars on mortgage foreclosures for the Boston Bar Association.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Real Estate (55%)
  • Leasing (25%)
  • Corporate Law (15%)
  • Nonprofit Corporations (5%)


  • Duke University, B.A., 1966
  • Brandeis University, Ph.D., 1975

Law School
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1984

1985, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Bar Association


  • Author: “Discovering the Public Interest: A History of the Boston Bar Association,” 1993; “The Transformation of the Law of Poverty in Eighteenth-Century Massachusetts,” Law in Colonial Massachusetts, 1630-1800, 1984; “The Caprice of Juries,” 24 American Journal of Leg. His. 307, 1980; “The Sweat Case and the Development of Legal Education For Negroes in Texas,” 47 Texas Law Review, 677, 1969.
  • Instructor in Law and History, Tufts University, 1975-1981; Brandeis University, 1986.