Real Estate, Land Use and Related Litigation

Nolan & King provides highly effective representation and counsel for individuals, businesses, and developers who need legal assistance with real estate and land use matters and related litigation. Clients benefit from the combined expertise of Beth Nolan and Gwen King in the firm’s real estate practice.

Real Estate Purchases and Sales

Beth Nolan represents buyers and sellers in purchases and sales of residential and commercial real estate, including both existing and new construction, as well as leases and rentals. Her extensive experience handling negotiations and conveyances includes real estate with a wide price range, from modest residential parcels to transfers of property valued at over $15 million. Clients who entrust their real estate transactions to the firm know they have the personalized attention of Beth throughout the entire process.

Every real estate transaction involves significant economic ramifications for the client, which makes conformance with a myriad of applicable laws and regulations imperative. In addition, negotiating the most advantageous terms for an agreement — whether on behalf of the buyer or seller — requires not only detailed knowledge of the local market but also a perceptive understanding of local practices and processes and the ability to negotiate effectively. The firm blends all these crucial skills into representing a client from the initial stages through the closing process and conveyance of title.

Land Use, Planning, Zoning and Compliance Proceedings

Nolan & King regularly represents developers, individuals, and businesses before local Planning Boards and Zoning Board of Appeals on matters such as:

  • Site plan reviews
  • Special permits
  • Variances
  • ANR (Approval Not Required) plans

The firm also handles compliance proceedings before other local authorities, including the Board of Health (septic compliance, camp permitting, and demolition) and Historical Commission (sign offs, waivers, demolition, renovations, and permits). Nolan & King’s clients include developers, individuals, and businesses.

In representing individuals, nonprofits, and businesses in real estate compliance proceedings before planning boards, zoning boards of appeals, and other local authorities, the firm vigorously protects the rights and interests of our clients. We are assertive advocates who rely on thorough preparation and precise presentation to put forward the most persuasive case for every client.

Real Estate and Land Use Litigation

Disputes relating to real estate arise for many reasons and often present complex legal and factual questions. At Nolan & King, we apply Gwen King’s extensive experience in complex real estate litigation with Beth Nolan’s in-depth understanding of residential transactions and permitting to represent and advise clients on real estate matters that involve a potential conflict or actual court action. Our experience includes zoning and permitting appeals relating to land use, as well as real property disputes, including easement, adverse possession, and construction claims.

In addition to addressing actual or potential litigation, Beth and Gwen assist individuals and developers with local and state permitting processes throughout Massachusetts, representing clients before local and state permitting authorities, including:

  • Municipal Zoning Boards of Appeals
  • City and Town Planning Boards
  • Conservation Commissions
  • Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Nolan & King represents clients in real estate disputes at all stages of litigation, including mediations and appeals. Gwen has significant experience litigating land-related issues in both Land Court and Superior Court. When necessary, she taps her extensive network to work with highly regarded land use experts on pre-litigation and litigation matters.

Gwen understands that land disputes can bring both a financial and emotional toll on clients. Her goal is to resolve these types of disputes as early as possible, but clients take comfort in knowing that Gwen can and will litigate a matter to ultimate resolution if needed.

For More Information

From our office in Weston, Beth Nolan and Gwen King provide real estate legal services to clients in MetroWest and throughout Massachusetts. The firm also welcomes inquiries from referring attorneys with clients who may benefit from the firm’s services or who seek local counsel in complex litigation. Please call 781-788-9800 to schedule a consultation.