Results

Our results speak for themselves.

  • Successfully represented our client in establishing that a local zoning bylaw allowed renovation of a mill building for residential use.
  • Successfully appealed permit denials for a 44-lot residential subdivision.
  • Successfully appealed permit denials for two “superstores” for a national retailer.
  • Represented a leading telecommunications company in its regional zoning and development matters.
  • Obtained permits for a combined independent senior housing and residential subdivision development.
  • Represented development companies seeking to permit a 250-unit affordable housing development on 330 acres of environmentally sensitive land. A permit was issued and that decision was appealed. While the appeal was pending, the land and project were sold for $16 million, $10 million of which was reinvested by the companies as a like-kind exchange in the acquisition of three properties valued at $28 million as well as the assumption of $18 million in debt and new financing.
  • Obtained reversal of an Appeals Court decision from the Supreme Judicial Court that clarified the obligations of abutters challenging a zoning decision and reinstated our client’s special permit to redevelop its property. Read the decision: Sweenie v. A.L. Prime Energy Consultants.
  • For a developer client, won a landmark decision that limited the authority of local conservation commissions to impose restrictions under local wetlands bylaws. Read the decision: Fieldstone Meadows Development v. Conservation Commission of Andover.
  • Participated in successful litigation to invalidate “overly-burdensome” zoning bylaws that restricted issuance of building permits by local zoning boards. Read the decision: Zuckerman v. Town of Hadley.
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