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 – Commitment – Discharge
    Where (1) a respondent was held involuntarily at Pembroke Hospital on a temporary basis due to mental illness, (2) upon the denial of the hospital’s petition to extend the respondent’s confinement, Pembroke allegedly “discharged” the respondent, but simultaneously detained and transported him without his permission to a second hospital for another mental health evaluation and […]
  • Criminal – Identification evidence – Surveillance video
    Where defendant was convicted after a jury trial of unarmed robbery and assault and battery, the convictions should be upheld despite the defendant’s argument that (1) evidence he terms in-court and out-of-court identifications was erroneously admitted, (2) the judge erred in failing to give a specific unanimity instruction with respect to the unarmed robbery charge […]

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