Real Estate, Zoning, Land Use

Whether a real estate developer or an individual who wishes to build or renovate a home, zoning and land use ordinances can be obstacles for development plans.  Morisi & Oatway, P.C. has assisted clients as a Massachusetts real estate, zoning, and land use law firm for the past 25 years.  A land use attorney at our firm helps ensure that clients meet all legal requirements and facilitates the accomplishment of real estate development goals.

Land use and zoning planning

Municipal governments operate under Massachusetts laws to establish zoning ordinances and by-laws to promote the health, safety, and conveniences for its citizens.  Consequently, when involved in real estate construction and development, whether as an individual or a company, clients must obtain permits and often board approvals for real estate plans.  Our lawyers assist clients with many different aspects of land use and zoning.  Our assistance includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Special Permits
  • Variances
  • Local & State Board Approvals
  • Easements
  • Wetlands IssuesLand Court Surveys
  • Rights of Way
  • CovenantsLot Protection
  • Lot Mergers
  • Land Use Planning Protection
  • Title V Certifications

Land use and zoning representation

A zoning lawyer protects clients’ rights through trial representation in project approval cases or by appealing to higher courts.  As conflicts arise, land use can also be subject to dispute resolution or litigation.  Quiet titles, adverse possession, injunctive relief, and breach of contract are just a few examples of real estate controversies our firm handles through negotiated settlements or litigation.  Representation may require determining whether deed restrictions or zoning ordinance amendments are valid.  Our attorneys represent clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in cases that challenge easements, boundaries, rights of way, covenant violations, and other land interests.  Our attorneys also initiate litigation against regulatory takings to protect clients’ rights in eminent domain issues.

Whether addressing the transactional aspect of obtaining permits, or litigating disputes and appealing decisions, a Massachusetts real estate lawyer provides valuable service.  Our firm’s ability to deal with real estate issues covers a broad scope of real estate ventures, including:

  • Residences
  • Nonprofit or Religious Institutions
  • Assisted Living Residences
  • Condominiums
  • Retail Stores
  • Housing Projects
  • Shopping Centers
  • Neighborhood Associations
  • Apartment Buildings

Contact our office today at 617-479-0400 to discuss your business needs with one of our experienced lawyers.

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