Zoning, Development, Licensing, And Permitting

Practice Chair, Bret J. Francis, Esq.

The attorneys at Scafidi Juliano, LLP have experience in every aspect of zoning, land use, permitting, and municipal law, and we have worked in numerous cities and towns in Massachusetts. Our clients include real estate developers; construction companies; businesses; nonprofit entities; restaurants; and homeowners. We invest the time necessary and we utilize all resources available to secure permits, licenses, and approvals in a timely manner.

The firm’s experience in this area includes:
  • Comprehensive Permits – M.G.L. c. 40B
  • Licensing, State and Local
    • Common Victualler
    • Liquor Licensing
  • Subdivision Control Law – M.G.L. c. 41, Sections 81K-81
    • Approval Not Required Process
    • Subdivision Plan Review
  • Subdivision Regulations
    • Subdivision Control Law
  • Wetlands, State and Local
    • Notice of Intents
    • Request for Determination of Applicability
    • Project Review
    • Enforcement
  • Zoning under M.G.L. c. 40A
    • Enforcement
    • Existing non-conforming uses
    • Site Plan
    • Special Permits; Variance

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

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  • Contract – Settlement agreement – False Claims Act
    Where plaintiff/relator sought to enforce a settlement agreement which required the consent of the Department of Justice, the failure of this contingency rendered the agreement invalid and allowed the court to consider and ultimately grant defendant’s 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss the FCA claims. “This is a False Claims Act (‘FCA’) case involving Medicare reimbursements for […]

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