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

  • Securities – Misrepresentation – Objective reasonableness
    Where a judge ruled in favor of three defendants on a plaintiff investor’s claims of misrepresentation under New York law, the judge committed no clear error in finding that the defendants reasonably believed they had been awarded a $40 million contract from a foreign government. Affirmed. “When a seemingly delicious investment opportunity turned rancid and […]
  • Appeals – Bond – Summary process
    Where plaintiffs filed a petition under G.L.c. 211, §3, following adverse judgments in post-foreclosure summary process actions, a single justice’s decision to deny the petition should be affirmed because the plaintiffs did not demonstrate the absence of an adequate and effective alternative remedy. “The plaintiffs appeal from a judgment of a single justice of this […]

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