Scott A. Schlager



Boston, MA





Attorney Scott A. Schlager is a Partner at Nathanson & Goldberg, P.C. in Boston, Massachusetts. A top-rated trial and transactional attorney with more than five years of legal experience, Mr. Schlager provides invaluable counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout the Greater Boston metro and surrounding areas of eastern Massachusetts who have legal needs involving any of the following:

Real estate acquisitions and dispositions
Real estate joint ventures
Real estate finance
Business litigation

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Schlager has represented the rights and interests of lenders and investors as well as owners and operators of commercial properties across his region. Known for his in-depth legal knowledge and exceptional negotiation skills, he has handled numerous highly complex transaction matters for his clients while also advocating on behalf of them inside court and at the negotiation table regarding a variety of real estate and business disputes.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Schlager has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers as being an emerging leader in real estate law, and he has received many testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

Mr. Schlager graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. While there, he served as co-president of the Wharton Real Estate Club, and he won the Seevak Website Competition. He then attended Suffolk University Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor with distinction in 2015, maintaining a particular focus on business law. In recognition for his selfless service to his community, he received the President's Volunteer Service Award.

Mr. Schlager is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. He is also an active member of the American Bar Association, where he serves as vice chair of the Young Lawyers Division's Real Property, Trust and Estates Committee. He is also a member of the Real Estate Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Specialties and Certifications

  • Notary Public, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Real Estate Broker, Commonwealth of Massachusetts


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2015
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Business Law
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 2012
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Pro Bono Activities

  • University of Pennsylvania, Co-Chair, 5th Reunion
  • Penn Club of Boston, Board Member
  • American Bar Association, Former Vice-Chair, YLD, Real Property, Trust and Estates Committee, 2017 - Present
  • University of Pennsylvania, Major Gifts Campaign Council
  • Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Alumni Council

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Real Estate Bar Association
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2019
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts

Honors And Awards

  • Dean's List, Suffolk University Law School
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star in Massachusetts for 2020
  • Presidential Volunteer Service Award, Suffolk University Law School, in 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic
  • Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too. The PVSA has continued under each administration, honoring the volunteers who are using their time and talents to solve some of the toughest challenges facing our nation,
  • University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Seevak Real Estate Competition, 1st Place