Arlene R. Schuler
Arlene R. SchulerShareholder

Practice Areas

  • Buy/Sell Agreements

  • Commercial Leasing

  • Employment

  • Entity Formation

  • Intellectual Property

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Outside General Counsel

  • Real Estate

  • Trademarks


  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts


  • Lincoln School Providence, Board of Trustees, Member

  • Massachusetts Bar Association

  • Women’s Bar Association

  • USA 500 New England


  • B.A., Smith College

  • J.D., Boston University School of Law (Cum Laude)

Arlene R. Schuler


Arlene Schuler is a corporate lawyer who counsels clients in the health care, hi-tech, and real estate industries. Arlene handles a range of business and transactional matters for clients who value high quality work and personal integrity when resolving both immediate and long-term business concerns.

With over 30 years of experience, Arlene is a practical problem solver. She often acts as outside general counsel for executives, business owners and medical and dental practices. She advises clients in connection with daily business matters, contract negotiation and drafting, commercial real estate transactions, acquisitions and sales of medical and dental practices and businesses, intellectual property and technology licensing agreements, entity formation and dissolution, employment agreements and general advice, shareholder agreements and other complex business negotiations.

Arlene was a founding shareholder of Archstone and was formerly an attorney in Boston-area firms. She also served for several years as a Staff Attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Representative Experience

Corporate & Healthcare

  • Representation of a large medical practice in a complex joint venture transaction.

  • Representation of multiple medical practices in connection with the formation of a joint venture for the development of an ambulatory surgery center.

  • Representation of a data analytics company in connection with multiple licensing agreements, master services agreements and collaborative research agreements.

  • Preparation of complex shareholder agreements and buy-in documents for specialty medical practices.

  • Preparation of complex operating agreements for large specialty medical practices.

  • Representation of various sellers and buyers of medical and dental practices.

  • Advise and represent sellers and buyers of consulting, manufacturing and wine businesses.

  • Advise several manufacturing companies in connection with material contracts and risk management strategies.

  • Representation in connection with the purchase and sale of radio stations, tower leases, and related issues.

  • Representation of the seller of a manufacturing business.

  • Representation of the purchaser in buying a wine store.

  • Representation of the purchaser of supply contracts from a major international petroleum company ($35 million portion of a $300 million transaction).

  • Representation of multiple borrowers in bank financings, including several over $100 million in borrowings.

  • Representation of purchaser of pharmaceutical distribution company and private equity financing.

  • Representation of a non-profit in connection with the sale and leasing of several urban properties with significant environmental issues.

  • Representation of a creditor in connection with a bankruptcy preference matter.

Real Estate

  • Negotiation of leases for commercial property and medical office space for a medical practice.

  • Representation of a medical practice in connection with the purchase of a newly formed medical condominium. Also handled the negotiation of the condominium documents and related financing.

  • Advise public companies on leasing issues.

  • Representation of non-profit organization in connection with the purchase of real estate and related bond financing.

  • Representation of purchasers in a buy-out of a family interest in a large real estate complex and related institutional financing.

Intellectual Property

  • Advise teaching hospitals on the registration of trademarks.

  • Register multiple trademarks for hospitals, health care organizations and other businesses.

  • Representation of teaching hospital in the negotiation of Co-Existence Agreement pertaining to identical marks.

  • Advise data analytics company on the protection of their intellectual property.

  • Preparation and registration of trademark and license agreements for major medical institutions.