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Article 97 and Chapter 91 Issues

EL&C partner Denise Chicoine represented the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in Sanjoy Mahajan v. MA DEP and the BRA before the Supreme Judicial Court. She shares her expertise in urban renewal, Article 97 and Chapter 91 issues

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EL&C partner Denise Chicoine argued before the Supreme Judicial Court on behalf of the BRA in a case involving urban renewal and Article 97 at Long Wharf. Watch oral argument and get details Related ArticlesSanjoy

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Fenway Center Air Rights Development

The Massachusetts Court of Appeals has approved a $450 million mixed-use transit-oriented development at Fenway Center, in part citing an amicus brief EL&C submitted on behalf of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The court of

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Ed Englander Quoted in Beach Rights Article

Ed Englander was quoted as a beach rights expert in a front page story in the Boston Globe about a land dispute in Falmouth, MA. Read the article “Falmouth wall divides land, sea, neighbors”

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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 in Leahy v. Graveline upholds the victory our firm secured for our

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Galvin et al. v. Boston Redevelopment Authority et al.

The Superior Court analyzed the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA’s) role in connection with the review and adoption of a special zoning amendment known as an Institutional Master Plan.  The BRA performed a multi-year comprehensive review

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Alford et al. v. Boston Zoning Commission et al.

The Massachusetts Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment ruling in favor of our client, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The decision analyzes the BRA’s role in connection with a special zoning amendment known as

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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 that, on the facts presented, a Land Court registration decree

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