Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning
Boutin Law handles a wide range of real estate, land use and zoning matters. Our clients include publicly traded companies, multi-generational family businesses, municipalities, commercial developers, private landowners, contractors, investment companies, real estate agencies and brokerages, and condominium and homeowners’ associations. We have represented title insurers, attorneys, and law firms in land use matters and title claims, and both lenders and borrowers in commercial real estate financing.
Our attorneys represent clients in all phases of commercial and residential real estate transactions, from the negotiation process through closing, including preparing purchase and sale agreements, property disclosures, deeds, easement agreements and restrictive covenants, mortgages, loan payoffs, leases, drafting zoning and corporate opinions, and settlement statements. Our team of attorneys has recently been joined by closing specialist Wendy S. Laroche. Ms. Laroche has over twenty years’ experience in all aspects of coordinating and preparing real estate transactions for closing.
Boutin Law has extensive experience and recognized expertise in the local land use and approval process. We are committed to working collaboratively with our clients, the various departments, boards and authorities to identify and address potential approval requirements early in the process. Our attorneys regularly appear before a wide range of state and local permitting boards, including municipal planning and zoning boards, building departments, historic commissions, departments of environmental services, departments of safety and revenue. We represent clients in matters including site plan and subdivision approvals, requests for variances and special exceptions, excavation, septic systems, solid waste, driveway and building permits, shoreland/wetlands approvals and tax abatements.