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About Me

Mr. Orsmond focuses on land use, environmental, and complex insurance matters in transactional, permitting, and litigation work.  His clients include families and individuals, non-profit corporations, Fortune 500 companies, closely-held companies, schools and universities, municipalities, insurance regulators, and liquidating trusts.  Mr. Orsmond works closely with his clients to devise and implement strategies for achieving their goals.  His work includes advising institutional clients on proper regulatory and governance practices, negotiating complex agreements, drafting legislation and regulations, obtaining permits, pursuing and defending administrative appeals, advising permit-granting authorities, leading due diligence efforts, negotiating and closing sophisticated real estate deals, defending against zoning enforcement actions, and representing clients in litigation.


Practice Areas


  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 60%
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 40%

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Contact Info

Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster

Boston 160 Federal Street
Floors 13, 14, 15
Boston, MA, 02110



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Avvo Contributions
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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers2008
Rising StarBoston Magazine2007
Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Rising StarBoston Magazine2006
Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Rising StarBoston Magazine2005
Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Public Law SectionMemberN/A
Boston Bar Association, Environmental Law SectionMemberN/A
Massachusetts Bar Association, Property SectionMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Massachusetts Bar AssociationEligible Person and Downgradient Property Liability Exemptions of the Brownfields Bill2000
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England Conservatory of MusicJazz PerformanceMM1997
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Yale UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992