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Firm Outlines the Emergency Laws on Land Use and Environmental Permits and Lawsuits Featured

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the usual procedures, rules, and regulations for land use permitting. Since March 2020, Massachusetts lawyers and their clients have seen new legislation that says how municipalities can accept, review, grant, deny, and enforce their permits.

Executive Orders and revisions changing state powers and requirements come out almost weekly. New SJC and lower court orders alter judicial procedures and deadlines from appeals to hearings to trials.

McGregor & Legere, PC has published a comprehensive outline, authored by Olympia Bowker, Esq., on how these news laws, orders, guidance, and other temporary changes affect your environmental and real estate permitting. These are legally important features of our new social-distancing world, so today's land-use practitioner isn't caught off guard by new obstacles and is able to capitalize on new opportunities. While these changes are described as temporary, we don't know how long. Some of them may become permanent. And the extended board and agency deadlines for action, online filings, virtual meetings, hearing continuances, permit expirations, and statutes of limitations will have long term implications. They create choices for counsel to help their clients make their way through the pandemic to survive and prosper.

The Firm's attorneys regularly present webcasts and podcasts on the new emergency laws and orders for the Massachusetts bar, real estate lawyers, business and industry, and conservation organizations. Contact us if you are interested.

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Last modified on Wednesday, 17 February 2021 10:39
Olympia A. Bowker, Esq.

OLYMPIA A. BOWKER, Esq. was formerly an Associate at McGregor & Legere, P.C. in Boston. She helped clients with a broad range of environmental, land use, zoning, and regulatory matters in both administrative and legal forums.

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