Ms. Quirk has decades of municipal land use law experience, including both permitting and litigation. Her practice has concentrated on affordable housing, zoning and subdivision projects. She has advised numerous municipal boards and officials (Select Boards, Zoning Boards, Planning Boards and Building Officials) and private developers on land use applications and has represented municipalities and private clients in land use appeals, including representation before trial courts, the Massachusetts Housing Appeals Committee and the Appeals Court. Ms. Quirk has served as a Town Planner, a Planning Board Member, including as Chair, and worked for the State Senate and prepared legislation and advised the Joint Committee responsible for zoning and subdivision control and home rule legislation. She has drafted numerous land use bylaws, ordinances and regulations. Her practice has been concentrated on Massachusetts land use law, including Chapters 40A (Zoning), 40B (Affordable Housing) and 41 (Subdivision Control).
She frequently provides land-use and planning legal education seminars and is a Lecturer at Boston University School of Law where she teaches Affordable Housing Law.