Category: Attorneys

Peter L. Freeman

Peter L. Freeman’s practice involves a wide range of areas including non-profit organization, zoning, land development, environmental and wetlands permitting, real estate acquisition and financing, construction law, administrative law, commercial transactions, and litigation, with a special emphasis on affordable housing development, including Chapter 40B and Chapter 40R. He frequently represents clients in front of municipal zoning boards and the Housing Appeals Committee. He has been involved in projects creating more than 2,000 units of low and moderate income housing. He is also a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences on land use matters and affordable housing, is a member of the Construction Industry Panel of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association, and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law.

Education

  • J.D. Boston University School of Law 1975
  • B.A. Yale University 1971

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Kevin T. Smith

Kevin T. Smith focuses his practice in real estate and business litigation, which includes eminent domain, land use and property rights disputes. He has represented clients in all facets of the eminent domain process, including pre-condemnation planning, valuation litigation, and business and residential relocation. He also has extensive experience in litigating land use issues which have included zoning appeals, regulatory takings, boundary and access disputes, commercial lease disputes, and construction and real estate development disputes. In addition, Kevin has handled a broad range of complex business disputes, including breach of contract actions, and shareholder derivative and intra-corporate shareholder litigation.

An experienced trial lawyer, Kevin has tried more than 65 civil cases to judgment before courts and juries throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as before arbitration panels and administrative agencies.

In addition to his practice, Kevin was a faculty member at Boston University Law School where he taught legal research, writing and advocacy to first year students. He continues to be a guest lecturer there, as well as to various trade organizations in the fields of urban renewal and revitalization and the power of eminent domain.

Education

  • J.D. Catholic University of American School of Law, 1989
  • B.S. Boston College, 1985

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