Zoning and Land Use

Massachusetts Land Use LawyerBoston Zoning Disputes Attorneys

The zoning and land use attorneys at Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry assist clients with all types of zoning and land use matters. Obtaining zoning approval and necessary permits in a timely manner often represents the difference between a successful project and one that drags on and results in substantial losses. This can be true for institutional, residential and corporate projects and requires a knowledgeable and experienced zoning lawyer to serve as a guide and counsellor through the process.

A Legal Practice Informed by Attorneys' Knowledge of Real Estate

Our Cambridge attorneys know the issues associated with land use and permitting in Massachusetts. As a law firm with a robust real estate law practice, we handle such matters daily, drafting permit applications, filing variance petitions and appearing at zoning board of appeals and conservation commission hearings to argue clients' cases. When a problem arises, our litigation department takes the case to the agency or municipality, seeking to protect our clients' interests through aggressive advocacy in court or through alternative dispute resolution.

Serving Individual, Institutional and Business Clients

Our clients in land use and zoning matters range from individual homeowners to commercial property developers. Our work has involved issues related to wetlands, historic designation, subsidized housing, eminent domain, rights of way and subdivision development. We defend clients against zoning violation charges and toxic contamination claims. Our goal is to protect our clients' property interests, whether the matter is straightforward or complex.

To schedule an appointment with our Massachusetts land use attorneys, call at 617-494-1920 or send us an e-mail.