Attorney Blake has been a practicing member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1974. He is a 1971 graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine and a 1974 graduate of Suffolk University School of Law in Boston. Since 1974 he has practiced in his ho...
Practice areas & skills: Land Use & Zoning, Probate, Estate Planning, Landlord & Tenant, Business
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Land use and 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.