Larry DiCara is among Boston’s most recognized civic leaders in addition to serving as a consultant, lobbyist, and trained mediator.

A frequent speaker at colleges, universities and other venues, as well as a regular go-to source in Boston media, Larry has taught at Harvard, Boston University and the University of Massachusetts.

Larry has practiced real estate and administrative law and has been intimately involved with the development process in and around Boston for more than 40 years.





I serve as a consultant to owners and developers before the Boston Redevelopment Authority and most every other city and state agency in the Commonwealth


My political memoir, Turmoil and Transition in Boston, was published by Hamilton Books in 2013. I have published many articles concerning issues of public policy, often collaborating with others.



I have extensive experience counseling clients on legislative matters at the federal and state levels. I frequently travel to Washington D.C., to represent clients and have been named Special Counsel to Massachusetts House of Representatives with respect to redistricting on several occasions.


I am a trained mediator specializing in complex commercial disputes, especially those focused on real estate transactions.


  • Boston Latin School (1961-1967)

  • Harvard University, A.B., Government (1971)

  • Suffolk Law School, J.D. (1976)

  • John F. Kennedy School of Government, M.P.A. (1977)

  • University of Massachusetts, L.L.D., Hon. (1996)


  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

  • United States District Court of Massachusetts

  • United States Supreme Court


  • Boston Bar Association

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law

Larry has been honored for civic leadership and has held leadership positions in a number of civic and charitable organizations over a period of decades.



Turmoil and Transition in Boston tells the personal and political story of Larry DiCara, the youngest person ever elected to the Boston City Council.


DiCara’s story is intimately woven into the fate of his hometown of Boston. Then a federal court order mandating busing to achieve racial integration in the public schools ripped apart his city. DiCara shows how public policy decisions and economic and demographic changes from that time transformed Boston into one of America’s most diverse, affluent, and successful cities in the twenty-first century.


School Bus

A New Superintendent

February 24, 2022

Boston will soon appoint a new Superintendent of Schools, given the unanticipated announcement by Superintendent Cassellius that she will be departing at the end of the school year.

Image by Ant Rozetsky

The Silver Line

February 17, 2022

The infrastructure bill has successfully passed. Massachusetts is well positioned to receive significant federal assistance which will help the Commonwealth achieve its transportation goals.

Learning with Tablets

Massachusetts is far behind Alabama when it comes to Pre-K

February 10, 2022

A recent article in the Great Divide series in the Boston Globe reports that “thanks to Alabama’s growing investments in early education, the state’s Pre-K system is among the nation’s best and is free.” 



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