Zoning and Land Use
Attorneys at our firm have extensive experience in all varieties of land use and zoning matters – from permitting projects before administrative boards to representing individuals or neighborhood groups in G.L. c. 40A, § 17 appeals to Court.
As permitting counsel, MTM represents clients before municipal, state, and federal boards and agencies. From working with municipalities’ planning departments to advocating before a zoning board for relief, our attorneys work to make the permitting process as efficient as possible. We recognize that obtaining permits is only one of many components of our developer clients’ projects. We have represented clients before myriad municipalities throughout the Commonwealth and are positioned to strongly advocate on our clients’ behalves. If defense of any permits is necessary, the lawyers that worked on the matter before the board or agency will also act as litigation counsel, obviating the need to pay attorneys from different departments to “get up to speed.”
The lawyers at MTM are well-prepared to take on any land use and zoning matters.
Our extensive experience advocating on behalf of developers also makes MTM uniquely positioned to represent abutters, neighborhood groups, and others in opposition to developments and issues involving adverse impacts stemming from uses on neighboring properties. Our attorneys have represented clients seeking enforcement of the zoning by-laws at the municipal level and, when necessary, regularly take such enforcement matters to Court.
The lawyers at MTM are well-prepared to take on any land use and zoning matters. We are skilled in analyzing zoning by-laws and issuing zoning opinions; defending permits; appealing permit denials; defending spot zoning challenges; representing clients on issues dealing with trespass, nuisance, adverse possession, and prescriptive rights; and advising on beach rights and accretion issues.