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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    The Supreme Judicial Court has denied an appeal filed by a juvenile who was found delinquent for committing statutory rape. The juvenile argued that the statute (G.L.c. 265, §23) is unconstitutional if both the victim and the individual charged with the offense are under the age of 16. He contended that the Legislature’s rationale for […]
  • Tort – Harassment prevention order
    Where a District Court judge extended for one year a harassment prevention order, issued pursuant to G.L.c. 258E, against the defendant, the order must be vacated because there was insufficient evidence to show that the messages at issue were harassing and that the plaintiff was not the intended recipient of the messages. “Here, in her […]

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