Assessment cases involving mobile home parks are rare, and there is little precedent for municipal officials to follow. Now, in the case CJD Real Estate Limited Partnership v. Board of Assessors of the Town of Chelmsford, et al., (Appellate Tax Board Nos. F298316 & F304236) the Appellate Tax Board... read more
Attorneys Kay Doyle and Joel Bard received an Appeals Court affirmation of their victory on behalf of the Town of Pembroke in Plymouth Superior Court in Town of Pembroke v. Foundation for Humanity. The Massachusetts Appeals Court upheld a Superior Court judgment in favor of the Town, finding that... read more
Attorney George Pucci, a senior litigator in our Land Use Group, has obtained a major victory for the Town of Weston and the Weston Zoning Board of Appeals to prevent construction of a massive 362-unit luxury housing development in a single-family residential district, in violation of the Town’s Zoning... read more
Attorneys Jeffrey Blake and Megan Bayer recently obtained a favorable decision in their defense of the City of Woburn in the case of Michael P. O’Meara, Trustee of the Michael P. O’Meara Revocable Trust v. City of Woburn, Middlesex Superior Court C.A. No. 06-0451. This matter was an action... read more
Attorney Vicki S. Marsh represented the Town of Plymouth in its acquisition of the Crawley Woodlands Preserve property off Billington Street from the Crawley family. This property is a beautiful 70-acre site designated a “priority habitat” by the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program. This acquisition protects the property... read more
Attorneys Gregg J. Corbo and Jeffrey T. Blake have obtained a landmark victory before the Supreme Judicial Court, limiting the authority of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to impose restrictions on municipal water suppliers. Click here to read the decision.
One of the ways cities and towns have increased their inventories of affordable housing is through the transfer of municipally owned property, usually tax title parcels, to the housing authority or a non-profit like Habitat for Humanity. Usually, these transfers are for nominal consideration in return for the eventual... read more
Attorney Mary L. Giorgio obtained a rare legal decision construing the statute of limitations of the so-called “vicious dog statute”, G.L. c. 140, §157. The Orleans District Court allowed the Town of Wellfleet Board of Selectmen’s Motion to Dismiss a complaint brought under that statute on the basis that... read more