Providing Comprehensive And Experienced Guidance In Land Use And Zoning Matters
Where you build determines what you build. That is the real impact of land use and zoning laws: your municipality will categorize your property for certain activities and structures. In some cases, this can seriously impede development and stunt growth. At Johnson & Borenstein, LLC, we have represented hundreds of clients since 1986 in land use and zoning law issues and guided their projects to successful conclusions. Our broad knowledge base in real estate law allows us to appreciate and overcome the many complex issues often encountered in land development projects. Whether your project is, a large-scale, multi-family community; a corporate campus; or an addition to your home, Johnson & Borenstein can help you reach a successful outcome.
Our Practice’s Approach
Johnson & Borenstein, LLC, has an active and diverse practice in real estate development and land use permitting in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Our attorneys regularly represent clients before various municipal authorities, including planning and zoning boards, conservation commissions, and boards of health. Geographically, we concentrate our practice in municipalities in eastern and central Massachusetts and throughout southern New Hampshire. Our work also extends to representation before various state agencies and authorities, such as the Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Housing and Community Development, Housing Appeals Committee, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, and MassHousing.
Our projects include a variety of residential and commercial proposals, ranging in scope from single-family homes (including variances and special permits for additions) to large, complex condominium, rental, and commercial developments. Although primarily serving private developers and landowners, our land use practice also extends to representing the interests of abutting landowners who seek to challenge a neighbor’s project. Johnson & Borenstein, LLC also litigates a wide variety of zoning and permitting appeals in the trial and appellate courts, and happily considers referrals from engineers, surveyors, wetland scientists, and attorneys.