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John T Smolak

John T Smolak

Practice areas:

Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate, Environmental and Natural Resources, Administrative Law

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Land Use & Zoning: 60%
    24 years
  2. Environmental and Natural Resources: 15%
    24 years
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    24 years
  4. Administrative Law: 10%

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Contact Info

East Mill
21 High Street, Suite 301
North Andover, MA, 01845

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NHAuthorized to practice law200405/20/2015
MAActive199104/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Associate of the YearNortheast Builders and Remodelers Association2015
President's AwardHomebuilders Association of Massachusetts2014
Top Rated Lawyers -- Real Estate LawMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale Hubbell2014
Top Rated Lawyer -- Energy/EnvironmentalMartindale Hubbell and American Law & Media2013
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale Hubbell2013
2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Land UseAmerican Lawyer Media & Martindale Hubbell2013
Boston's Top Rated Lawyers -- Zoning & Land UseMartindale Hubbell2012
Associate of the YearHomebuilders Association of Massachusetts, Inc.2005
Super LawyerBoston Magazine2004
SuperLawyer -- 2004Law & Politics Media2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSmolak & Vaughan LLP2004 - Present
Partner and Co-Chair of Real Estate/Environmental Practice GroupBurns & Levinson, LLP2001 - 2004
PartnerPeabody & Arnold LLP1996 - 2001
AssociateWarner & Stackpole1990 - 1995

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Abstract ClubMember2015 - Present
Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of MassachusettsChair - Governmental Affairs Committee2013 - Present
Essex County Community FoundationMember, Grants Committee, Merrimack Valley General Fund2012 - Present
Homeownership Advisory Group, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community DevelopmentMember2012 - Present
Essex County Community FoundationMember, Trustees Institute Planning Committee2011 - 2012
Center Realty TrustTrustee2010 - 2012
Realtors' Commercial Alliance of MassachusettsAssociate Member2009 - 2011
Northeast Builders Association, Inc.Vice president2008 - 2010
Boston Bar Association, Real Estate SectionMember2007 - Present
Homebuilders Association of Massachusetts, Inc.State Director2005 - Present
New Hampshire Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Commonwealth Housing Task ForceMember2004 - Present
Special Olympics Massachusetts, Inc.Member, Board of Directors, Governance Committee2004 - 2014
Boston Bar AssociationMember, Environmental Law Section Steering Committee2003 - 2006
National Association of Industrial and Office Parks -- Massachusetts ChapterCo-chair, Environmental Committee2002 - 2004
Boston Bar Association, Environmental Law SectionMember2001 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, Wetlands, Waterways & Water Quality CommitteeChair1997 - 1999
Merrimack Valley Regional Planning CommissionCommissioner, Vice-Chair1993 - 2003

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Banker & TradesmanIt's Time for Zoning Rules to Ride the Bio Ready Wave2008
Columbia University School of International and Public AffairsA Tale of Two Cities: Lowell and Lawrence -- Economic Development1990
University of Massachusetts, Cooperative Extension ServiceProtecting Water Resources from Hazardous Materials: A Handbook for Local Officials1987
Massachusetts Cooperative Extension Service, University of MassachusettsToxics, Hazardous Waste, and Water Supply Contamination: A Handbook for Massachusetts Officials1986

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Columbia University, School of International & Public AffairsPublic AdministrationMA - Masters in Public Administration1987
University of Massachusetts, AmherstN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude1985

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
M.G.L. c.40R: An Overview of the Statute, the Process, and a Review of SuccessesChapter 40R Legal Topics2015
Keeping Current With Chapter 40BAfter the Comprehensive Permit: What's Up in a Down Market2008
Northeast Builders Association MeetingMassachusetts Endangered Species Act2007
Wetlands and Waterways CommitteeLand Use Update2001