Real Estate, Land Use & Development
Boutin & Altieri’s attorneys handle a wide range of real estate and land use matters. Our clients include publicly traded companies, multi-generational family businesses, municipalities, commercial developers, private landowners, contractors, investment companies, real estate agencies and brokerages, and homeowners’ associations. We have represented title insurers, attorneys, and law firms in land use matters and title claims, and both lenders and borrowers in commercial real estate financing.
Boutin & Altieri has extensive experience and recognized expertise in the local land use and approval process. Our attorneys regularly appear before a wide range of state and local permitting boards, including municipal planning and zoning boards, building departments, historic commissions, departments of environmental services, and departments of safety and revenue. We represent clients in matters including site plan and subdivision approvals; requests for variances and special exceptions; applications for excavation, septic system, driveway and building permits; solid waste facilities, shoreland/wetlands approvals, and tax abatements.
Boutin & Altieri helps businesses and individuals resolve environmental problems and manage difficult conservation issues. We advise clients on all aspects of complex land use matters, including technical and scientific issues, political concerns, conservation land acquisition and easements, Brownfields, litigation exposures, insurance issues, cleanup strategies, interactions with government agencies, regulatory requirements, and permitting issues.
Our attorneys assist clients with all facets of real estate acquisitions and conveyancing, including preparing purchase and sale agreements, property disclosures, deeds, easement agreements and restrictive covenants, mortgages, loan payoffs, leases, and settlement statements.
Should the need for litigation arise, Boutin & Altieri’s experienced trial lawyers represent property owners, developers, and homeowners’ associations and other individuals and companies facing all varieties of real estate disputes, including commercial and residential lease disputes and evictions, breach of real estate contracts, valuation disputes, adverse possession, easement, boundary line and access disputes, eminent domain and condemnation, and partition and quiet title actions.
Boutin & Altieri supports general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, developers, engineers, designers and project owners in navigating the real estate development and construction process. We provide real-time project advice to minimize and mitigate risks. Our attorneys are experienced in negotiating and drafting development, construction, construction management, and contractor and subcontractor agreements, as well as preliminary notices, lien waivers and releases. We represent development and construction clients in matters ranging from project financing to permitting and approval processes, from code enforcement and zoning violations to bonding and insurance requirements, from engineering errors to defective or delayed construction claims, and from non-payment to mechanics’ liens, involving multiple parties and complex issues.