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McGregor & Legere COVID-19 Plan and Protocol Featured

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Dear Clients: We here at McGregor & Legere hope that you and your family are well. We are writing to assure you that our firm remains open for business, fully functional, and focused on your matter.

This includes our plan and protocols to continue advising and representing you regardless of whether we are at the office or working remotely, as may be required or necessary for a period of time to protect the health and safety of our lawyers, staff, and communities.

Our attorneys and staff all have had remote work capabilities, already set up and used regularly, so any transition to working more from home will not impact our work for you. Our home and office computers, equipment, cell phones, client files, and research tools are linked.

Whether working on your matter in our Boston offices or at home, we remain available to take your calls, answer your emails, communicate with others on your behalf, and make any necessary filings or submittals. You already know our practice of prompt responses to emails and phone messages.

By the way, we are monitoring the evolving situations in state and federal courthouses and agencies, town halls, and municipal boards and commissions. We stay on top of the closures, restrictions, advisories, and accommodations responsive to this unique challenge that we all face together. We are in networks of municipal, real estate, land use, and environmental attorneys.

Of course, you are welcome to call or email us any time concerning the status of your matter, and how it may be affected by any of the new federal or state Executive Orders, legislative changes, or agency or court policies. We are tracking the Town Hall closures, online services, emergency powers, and board and commission meetings and hearings.

We ask that you please inform us if your email or street address is likely to change.  Also, please reply to say, if you have not already, whether you would be willing (or even prefer) to have us to bill you by email rather than “snail mail”. In addition, please let us know if you would be willing to pay your bills electronically rather than by check. If so, we will follow up to discuss the best way for you to do so.

Thank you for your trust.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email us.

Best,

Greg, Luke, Nathaniel, Mike and Libby

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Gregor I. McGregor, Esq.

GREGOR I. McGREGOR, Esq. is the founder of New England’s oldest environmental law firm McGregor & Associates, PC in Boston, formed in 1975 and now McGregor & Legere, PC. The firm handles all aspects of environmental law, land use, real estate, and related litigation. The firm is a founding member of the Environmental Law Network (ELN), an alliance of specialty law firms, in the United States and abroad, sharing their legal expertise and practical experience for the benefit of their clients. Mr. McGregor enjoys Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for attorneys (AV).

In 45 years of environmental practice, Mr. McGregor's cases in court broke new ground in the law of Environmental Impact Statements under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), wetland and floodplain protection under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, hazardous waste cleanup liability and cost-recovery under the Massachusetts Superfund, reduced taxes and tax exemptions for qualified land conservation transactions, constitutional protections for open space and parkland, Home Rule environmental ordinances and bylaws of cities and towns, law enforcement and contempt remedies, and the constitutional doctrine of Regulatory Takings.

Before 1975, Mr. McGregor was an Assistant Attorney General of Massachusetts and the first chief of the Attorney General’s Division of Environmental Protection. In that capacity he advised and represented the Commonwealth during the formative years of Massachusetts environmental statutes, agencies, regulations, enforcement and cases in court.

Mr. McGregor is editor of the two-volume treatise on Massachusetts Environmental Law, published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.(MCLE). He is co-chair of MCLE’s annual Environmental, Land Use, and Energy Law Conference and MCLE’s Real Estate and Environmental Law Curriculum Advisory Committee. He received from MCLE in 2013 its Scholar-Mentor Award recognizing his dedication to legal scholarship and leadership.

Mr. McGregor chairs the Environmental Committee of the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts (REBA) and serves as a member of the REBA Board of Directors. He is an active member of the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association (MMLA), which honored him for his career contributions to legal education and effective advocacy on the Home Rule Doctrine. At the National CLE Conference in Vail, CO, Mr. McGregor co-chairs an annual seminar on Environmental Law, Land Use, Energy & Litigation for attorneys from across the United States.

Mr. McGregor is a long time member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC) having served as Board President twice. He has handled several cases for MACC as amicus and is a regular presenter at their annual meeting.

Mr. McGregor is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.

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