Real estate development continues to be vital to northern New England's economy. However, the process of turning plans and drawings into bricks and mortar presents multiple regulatory challenges. Preti Flaherty's significant experience in guiding clients through project permitting and approval in northern New England is unmatched. We advise landowners, developers, municipalities, investors and other clients as they make the strategic and tactical decisions involved in pushing major developments to reality. In particular, we guide clients through local, state and federal land use, permitting, conveyancing, zoning, regulatory and environmental compliance issues. Our land use and permitting attorneys provide services in many contexts and subject areas, including:

  • Land development and redevelopment agreements
  • Contract zoning agreements
  • Subdivision planning and site plan review
  • Governmental approvals including federal, state and municipal approvals
  • Variances and special use permits
  • Operational licenses and signoffs
  • Environmental auditing and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) compliance and permitting
  • Brownfields and Voluntary Cleanup Plans
  • Environmental Insurance
  • Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC) development compliance and permitting
  • Timberland transactions
  • Conservation easements and land conservation
  • Financing
  • Zoning, land use and eminent domain litigation