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Affordable Housing Law and Chapter 40B

  • Comprehensive project analysis
  • Obtaining approvals and funding from government subsidizing agencies
  • Obtaining Comprehensive Permits and other regulatory approvals
  • Liaison with local, state and federal government agencies
  • Representing developers before the Housing Appeals committee and courts
  • Closing construction and permanent loans for borrowers
  • Negotiating equity participation

Land Use and Real Estate Law

  • Complete project analysis for all regulatory permitting
  • Permitting and representation at Zoning Boards of Appeals, Planning Boards, Historic District Commissions, Conservation Commissions and other local boards
  • Cape Cod Commission permitting
  • State and federal environmental permitting
  • Litigation supporting project approvals
  • Zoning, environmental and land use opinions
  • Residential and commercial closings
  • Negotiation of loan, debt and equity documents
  • Negotiation of Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Commercial and residential lease preparation
  • Commercial landlord-tenant matters

Environmental Law

  • Wetlands, riverfront, waterways and oceanfront permitting and appeals
  • Wastewater and septic permitting
  • Representation before Conservation Commissions, Department of Environmental Protection (‘DEP’) and Division of Administrative Law Appeals
  • MEPA analysis, compliance and filings
  • Administrative agency and court appeals and litigation
  • Phase I/Environmental Site Assessment and 21E compliance oversight

Business and Commercial Law

  • Formation of appropriate business entities; LLC’s, Corporations, partnerships, trusts
  • Negotiation of acquisitions and sales and financings of businesses and assets
  • Licensing and permitting for restaurants, hospitality industry and other businesses
  • Preparation of business arrangements (partnerships, joint ventures, employment contracts, non-competition agreements)
  • Litigation of commercial disputes
  • Resolution of employment matters

Construction Law

  • Negotiating construction contracts and design-service contracts
  • Representation of owners, contractors, architects and other design professionals
  • Arbitration and mediation of construction disputes
  • Resolution of construction disputes


  • Administrative agency appeals, such as Housing Appeals
  • Committee and Department of Environmental Protection
  • Trial court appeals related to real estate matters
  • Commercial litigation
  • Alternative dispute resolution services and representation

Condominium Law

  • Formation of condominiums
  • Drafting condominium documents
  • Advising and representing condominium unit owners associations
  • Resolving and litigating condominium disputes, including collections

Non-Profit Organizations

  • Community Development Corporations
  • Schools and educational organizations
  • Incorporations and corporate filings
  • Obtaining federal tax-exempts status
  • Obtaining grants and subsidies

Municipal Law

  • Representation of local housing authorities
  • Compliance matters for land use and business
  • Licensing
  • Subdivision and zoning law
  • Drafting municipal bylaws and regulations

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, and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law.


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

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