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

  • Municipal – Due process – Towed vehicle – Auction
    Where (1) the Revere Police Department obtained possession of a vehicle as part of an ongoing criminal investigation involving stolen property and the misuse of credit cards and (2) the vehicle was sold at auction without notice to the holder of a lien on the vehicle, the lienholder was not provided with adequate due process […]
  • Search and seizure – Fentanyl – Vehicle – Cooperating witness
    Where a defendant has moved to suppress fentanyl found in his car by the police, the motion should be denied because the police had reasonable suspicion sufficient to stop the car and probable cause to search it. “After police officers instructed a cooperating witness to arrange a drug purchase, the defendant, Sebastian Batista, drove to […]

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