Jim Rappaport, Esq.
Family Business Consultant
Jim Rappaport is a real estate developer, entrepreneur, attorney, political activist, and avid philanthropist. Throughout his life, Jim has been actively involved in family businesses, in positions ranging from weed picker to chairman. He has founded, led, and served on the boards of family-owned companies ranging from 100 employees and revenues of $4 million to over 1,000 employees with revenues over $90 million.
Jim also served as the Executive Chairman of a significant Boston-based real estate company that has undertaken over $3.3 billion in real estate investments over the past fifteen years. In the field of real estate investing, Jim’s leadership has involved managing and supporting family businesses and providing fiduciary oversight for thousands of investors.
After graduating from the Wharton School, Jim earned his law degree from Boston University School of Law. Jim has also been awarded a certificate in Family Business Advising by the Family Firm Institute. The certificate is presented to individuals who have achieved comprehensive professional knowledge and gained significant expertise of value to family business owners and family wealth clients.
Jim has been politically active for over thirty years, having run for statewide office twice. Jim and his wife, Cecelia, live in Boston, Massachusetts and Manhattan Beach, CA. He has three children and two grandchildren.