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

  • Civil practice – Personal representative – Standing to sue
    Where (1) the attorney for a plaintiff filed a suggestion of death and moved to “dismiss this action as the plaintiff is deceased” and (2) after an order of dismissal was entered, the late plaintiff’s brother, through newly attained counsel, moved to vacate dismissal and substitute himself as plaintiff in his capacity as personal representative, […]
  • Civil service – Line-of-duty injury
    Where the Department of State Police’s denial of a trooper’s application for line-of-duty injury benefits (ILD) appears to be the result of ad hoc reasoning, its action was arbitrary and capricious and therefore the judge did not err in allowing the Trooper’s motion for judgment on the pleadings. “[Trooper Lawrence] Sullivan obtained judicial review of […]

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