Matthew Kiefer is a principal in the Boston-based law firm of Goulston & Storrs, where he practices real estate development and land use law, with a particular focus on obtaining site control and public approvals for complex urban projects. These include market-oriented and affordable housing, commercial and mixed-use developments, and facilities and master plans for educational, cultural, health care, and other non-profit institutions. He has taught courses and studios in land use law and planning at Harvard and MIT, and has written on land use law and policy for Harvard Design Magazine, Architecture Boston, Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, Next American City, Urban Land, and other publications. He is the President of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau and Historic Boston Incorporated, and is a member of the Urban Land Institute Boston/New England Advisory Board and Management Committee. He is a graduate of Boston University and the University of Michigan Law School, and was a Loeb Fellow at the Graduate School of Design during the 1995-1996 academic year.