I maintain a general practice with emphasis in municipal law and real estate. I... more
I maintain a general practice with emphasis in municipal law and real estate. I serve as City Solicitor for the City of Attleboro and Town Counsel for the Town of Mansfield. In my capacity as general counsel to these municipalities, I am often involved in complex land use and construction litigation. I also provide advice and representation to public officials on a very wide range of legal matt... view profile
My areas of practice include commercial and residential real estate, as well as... more
My areas of practice include commercial and residential real estate, as well as consistent involvement in commercial loan documentation, representing numerous area financial lending institutions and business borrowers. In addition, I handle zoning and subdivision issues.
Dave specializes in the resolution of complex real estate, environmental and... more
Dave specializes in the resolution of complex real estate, environmental and business disputes. He represents developers, property owners, and commercial landlords and tenants in real estate, environmental, zoning and leasing disputes. He also represents businesses, business owners and employers in cases involving commercial contracts, business torts, shareholder disputes, the enforcement of no... view profile
Mr. James is Chairman of Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster's Affordable Housing and... more
Mr. James is Chairman of Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster's Affordable Housing and Community Development Practice Group. Mr. James has over 25 years of experience in the area of real estate development and finance, with a particular focus on affordable housing and community development. Mr. James represents a diverse array of clients, including towns and municipalities, institutional, public and q... view profile
Land use / zoning attorneys help you understand land use laws and zoning regulations, both of which concern how you use your land (for businesses, homes, farms, factories, etc.). Zoning regulations specify things such as how close together different types of buildings can be (for example, single-family homes versus high-rise apartment buildings), how far back from the sidewalk buildings must be set, how high you can build, and how much parking you need to provide. A land use / zoning attorney can determine which rules apply to your property and development activities, and whether you qualify for any exceptions to these rules.