Real Estate & Land Use

Our real estate and land use attorneys represent clients in connection with complex commercial real estate transactions, land use and permitting, real estate development, commercial lending, litigation, Appellate Tax Board litigation, and residential closings throughout Massachusetts.

With an unmistakable reputation for providing highly skilled legal representation, we advise real estate developers, commercial property owners, individuals, banks and other lenders; and the owners and managers of real estate businesses. Our lawyers work collaboratively to negotiate, acquire, permit, build and sell real estate projects that contribute to a healthy economy across Central Massachusetts.

Real Estate Transactions

We advise developers, property owners and property management executives in all aspects of real estate transactions. Clients seek our deep understanding of the market and exceptional legal skills to purchase, sell and lease residential and commercial real estate.

Permitting and Development

We guide clients through all aspects of the real estate development process. We help clients purchase parcels, obtain permits, present plans to local and state boards, debatements with abutters, attend zoning hearings, draft easements and rights of way, sell property and negotiate construction contracts. We know how to guide clients through repurposing, preserving and converting old buildings for new and modern uses. We also advise farmers seeking agricultural or preservation restrictions on land use. Our clients benefit from our detailed knowledge of state and local laws and ordinances, a thorough understanding of regulations and broad experience in all aspects of real estate development.

Commercial Lending

Our team represents banks and other lending institutions in complex commercial real estate lending transactions. We provide sophisticated legal services across all lending transactions, including participation agreements.

Appellate Tax Board

Mountain Dearborn attorneys are known for handling tax abatements and appeals to the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board on behalf of owners of real estate. We represent clients in connection with virtually every type of Massachusetts appellate tax board matter. Our team has a proven track record for appealing inaccurate tax valuations that have resulted in the return of millions of paid real estate taxes.

Real Estate Litigation

Clients trust Mountain Dearborn attorneys to resolve a broad range of real estate disputes. Our team represents clients in connection with zoning and land use disputes, title disputes, and other real estate litigation matters in the Superior Court and the Land Court.