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Beach Rights Litigation

Englander & Chicoine, P.C. has an expertise in rights in the intertidal zone, including:

  • Beach access and use claims, including easements and adverse possession of tidal flats
  • Chapter 91 license applications and appeals
  • Grants to conduct aquaculture
  • Analysis of rights that stem from the Colonial Ordinances governing tidal flats
  • Revetments, dunes, and Conservation Commission proceedings
  • Mooring Disputes

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Beach Rights Upheld

The Massachusetts Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a group of our clients regarding beach rights in West Yarmouth, Massachusetts. The appellate ruling

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Massari v. Mindrebo

A unique case involving claims by upland owners that aquaculture on the tidal flats constitutes a trespass.  The Appeals Court upheld the trial court ruling

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Klink v. Valovcin

The Land Court reviewed the Colonial Ordinance of 1641 in this case involving claims by multiple backlot owners to use the beach in a seashore

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