Kimberly A. Bielan

Principal

D: 781-817-4607
kbielan@lawmtm.com
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Kimberly Bielan is a principal of the firm and member of the litigation and zoning and land use departments. She represents a variety of clients, including condominium associations, developers, and individual homeowners. Kimberly’s practice focuses primarily on real estate litigation, with an emphasis on zoning and land use matters. She also represents clients on a variety of real estate permitting matters and frequently appears before municipal boards to permit projects and to represent the interests of abutters and neighborhood groups.


Kimberly was a member of the Falmouth Zoning Board of Appeals from 2014 through 2019 and served as the Board’s Chairman for a period. She is a member of the Real Estate Bar Association, where she is Co-Chair of the Strategic Communications Committee and is on the Board of Directors. Kimberly is also an active member of the Rhode Island Bar Association, Women Bar Association, and Community Associations Institute of New England.


Kimberly gained previous legal experience as an associate at a law firm specializing in representing condominium associations throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Prior to that, she interned for the Honorable Harry M. Grossman at the Massachusetts Land Court. During law school, Kimberly served as a technical editor for the New England Law Review.


Education

  • ▪ B.A., Providence College (2009)
  • ▪ J.D., New England School of Law, cum laude (2012)

Admissions

  • ▪ Massachusetts
  • ▪ Rhode Island
  • ▪ United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • ▪ United States District Court, District of Rhode Island

Notables

  • ▪ Recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in the area of Land Use/Zoning, 2019
  • ▪ Recipient of the Real Estate Bar Association’s inaugural Emerging Leader Award, 2016
  • ▪ Recognized by her peers as Technical Editor of the Year, Volume 46, New England Law Review, 2012

Publications

  • ▪ “It’s in the Details: Best Practices for Condominium Association Management Contracts,” in Condo Media, November 2019
  • ▪ “Grandfathered Structures Are Subject of SJC Decision,” in REBA News, June 2019
  • ▪ “Massachusetts Noncompete Legislation Becomes Law,” in REBA News, December 2018
  • ▪ “When Pets Aren’t Pets: Understanding Requests for Reasonable Accommodation,” in Condo Media, August 2018
  • ▪ “A Refresher on Adverse Possession and Prescriptive Easements,” in REBA News, March 2018
  • ▪ “Discovery Due Diligence Yields Favorable Land Court Outcome,” in REBA News, December 2017
  • ▪ “Association Creates Opportunities to Lead,” in REBA News, January 2017
  • ▪ “Benefits and Ethics of Interacting on Social Media,” in REBA News, September 2016
  • ▪ Lecturer, Joining the Social Media Revolution … One Step at a Time, Real Estate Bar Association Spring Conference, 2016
  • ▪ “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility,” in Condo Media, April 2016
  • ▪ “SJC Holds Mortgages Stating Term of Underlying Notes Subject to Obsolete Mortgage Statute,” in REBA News, May 2015
  • ▪ “Condominium Litigation: Practice Points,” in Litigating Residential Real Estate Disputes in Massachusetts, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 2014
  • ▪ “Non-Compete Agreements,” in Condo Media, November 2013
  • ▪ “All A-‘Twitter’: The Buzz Surrounding Ranting on Social-Networking Sites and Its Ramification on the Employment Relationship,” 46 New England Law Review 155, 2011