KAREN L. KRUSKAL is a founding partner of the firm and has been practicing law for over 35 years. Her law practice is focused primarily in the areas of real estate law, including purchases and sales, condominiums, and real estate agreements; personal injury cases, real estate litigation and other trial work; wills, trusts and other estate planning issues; and the representation of lesbian and gay clients, including same-sex couple adoptions.


Ms. Kruskal was a trial counsel in the first major verdict in a lead poisoning case in 1982. She and the firm have since been responsible for a number of major Massachusetts court decisions in lead poisoning cases.


She consults to and handles cases on referral from attorneys statewide, and is counsel to a number of charitable organizations, condominium associations and real estate developers. She has authored articles and has been a frequent speaker on the subject of childhood lead poisoning, buying and selling real estate; estate planning; and legal protections for gay and lesbian clients.


Ms. Kruskal is a graduate of Northeastern University Law School

and Colby College.

e-mail: kkruskal@pressmankruskal.com

KURT M. PRESSMAN is a founding partner of the firm and has been practicing law for over 35 years. His practice centers on real estate, including representing buyers, sellers, and mortgage lenders; condominium conversions; real estate litigation; small business matters, including business incorporation and the purchase and sale of businesses; probating estates; and personal injury and general civil litigation.

In his real estate practice, Mr. Pressman works closely with many real estate brokers, developers, banks, and mortgage companies throughout Eastern Massachusetts. He has authored numerous articles and has spoken frequently with regard to real estate issues.

Mr. Pressman is responsible for major court decisions in the state courts of Massachusetts as well as the federal district court, appeals court, and United States Supreme Court in the areas of landlord-tenant law, civil rights, and childhood lead poisoning.

Mr. Pressman is a graduate of Northeastern University Law School

and Haverford College.

e-mail: kpressman@pressmankruskal.com

SUSAN J. GOLDSTEIN is a partner at the firm and has been practicing law for 20 years. Her primary focus is real estate law. She handles purchases and sales for buyers and sellers, represents clients in condominium conversions, and works with a broad network of real estate brokers and mortgage lenders. She also prepares wills, trusts and other estate planning documents for clients.

In addition, Ms. Goldstein handles civil litigation in state and federal courts, including the representation of clients in personal injury and lead paint poisoning cases. She also has practiced employment, civil rights, discrimination and criminal law, and served as a Commissioner for the City of Somerville Human Rights Commission.  Currently, she is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Prospect Hill Academy Charter School.

Ms. Goldstein is a graduate of Northeastern University Law School

and Hamilton College.

e-mail: sgoldstein@pressmankruskal.com

JASON B. COHEN is a partner at the firm and has been practicing law for 10 years.  His primary area is real estate law, handling purchases, sales and closings on behalf of buyers, sellers, and mortgage lenders; representing condominium associations in a variety of matters; and handling real estate litigation. He also consults with and represents clients in estate planning, foreclosures, landlord-tenant cases, and other civil litigation matters.

Mr. Cohen is a frequent speaker at real estate workshops, with a special focus on issues of concern to first-time home buyers. He has authored articles in the areas of real estate law, condominium law, and landlord-tenant law.

Mr. Cohen is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law

and Tufts University.

e-mail: jcohen@pressmankruskal.com

WILLIAM C. SCHRAMM is an associate at the firm. His practice is concentrated in the areas of real estate, civil litigation, and estate planning. His real estate practice includes representing buyers and sellers of real estate, preparing and negotiating purchase and sale agreements as well as leases, and conducting closings on behalf of mortgage lenders. He represents clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters, from real estate disputes to personal injury cases.


Mr. Schramm is a 2012 cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School, where he served as an editor of the Suffolk Transnational Law Review. Mr. Schramm received his undergraduate degree from Franklin & Marshall College.


During law school, Mr. Schramm worked as a real estate and litigation paralegal at the firm. After graduating, he was employed at a Boston firm, focusing on litigation, until returning to Pressman & Kruskal as an associate.


e-mail: wschramm@pressmankruskal.com