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Gareth Orsmond is a director with Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster where he has focused his practice on assisting clients with land use, zoning, environmental, and complex insurance matters in transactional, permitting, and litigation work. A member of the firm’s Environmental and Land Use Group, Mr. Orsmond was a perfect candidate to contribute to the firm’s blog, Massachusetts Land Use Monitor. Gareth has also authored articles with Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), the American Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Bar Association, along with the case work that he is involved in with his diverse group of clients.
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The Appeals Court had a momentous decision to make in Killorin v. Board of Appeals of Andover – a decision that would mark the difference between entropy and order. Imagine a world in which every condition in every special permit, variance, subdivision approval, site plan approval,...
In the four months since the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) decided Kenner v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Chatham – in which the SJC expressed its views on impaired views as a basis for standing in zoning cases (see related commentary here) – the Appeals Court has twice...
In its recent decision in RJR Para Corp. v. Pond (pdf), the Appeals Court makes an important distinction between “personal injury” as that term is commonly understood, and an injuries that are personal in nature but concern rights in real property. For purposes of...
Most coastal states own the land seaward of the high water mark, which includes the so-called “tidal flats” between the low and high water marks. In Massachusetts, however, the tidal flats are private, but subject to the public’s right to fish, fowl, and navigate, which has...