Litigation

Real Estate Litigation

Wilchins Cosentino & Novins Law Firm
Our Proactive Approach to Achieve Successful Outcomes
We are highly skilled real estate litigation attorneys and fierce advocates for our clients with a proven track record of winning cases for individuals and businesses.

At Wilchins Cosentino & Novins, we take an assertive and proactive approach, leveraging our legal knowledge, keen insights and sharp instincts to achieve successful outcomes for our clients.

As real estate litigation attorneys, we are passionate about getting the right results and we will fight hard to achieve that end. In short, our real estate litigation services rival those offered by the best firms in Boston, at a value they cannot match.

Our Real Estate Litigation Services

For real estate-related matters, the attorneys at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins help clients resolve matters related to land use, construction and other real estate matters in Federal and State courts including the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Superior Court and Land Court. We litigate real estate matters for both residential and commercial real estate matters.

As property dispute lawyers, we handle a broad range of land-use disputes helping clients to object to and defend the actions of local boards and commissions regarding proposed land use. We defend special permits and variances, and bring actions against local boards for the failure to issue requested permits. We both prosecute and defend zoning enforcement actions and have experience in environmental matters.

The attorneys at WCN have substantial experience representing both consumers and contractors in disputes relating to construction activities. Our real estate litigation attorneys appear in Federal and State courts and before arbitration panels, representing contractors, home owners and business owners.

Meet the Litigators at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins

MA Attorney Michael B . Cosentino

Michael B. Cosentino

Partner

MA Attorney Susan Donaldson Novins

Susan Donaldson Novins

Partner

Representative Work

Construction & Real Estate Litigation

Successful representation of landlords and tenants in disputes regarding a variety of issues.

Settlement of homeowner claims against general contractor for defective workmanship, breach of construction contract, and unfair and deceptive business practices.

Defense of general contractor and settlement of claims for defective workmanship and breach of construction contract.

Settlement of homeowner’s claim against municipality for structural damage to a residential property caused by a Town’s negligent failure to maintain and repair storm water drain.

Trial verdict affirmed on appeal in favor of commercial property owner for specific performance of a purchase and sale agreement.

Land Use & Zoning

Obtained judgment in Land Court that was affirmed on appeal upholding the Planning Board’s issuance of a special permit to construct and operate an outdoor shooting facility on Nantucket.

Obtained variances, special permits and site plan approvals from town zoning and planning boards, including: Brookline, Hopkinton, Natick, Wellesley, Winchester, Weston and Wayland.

Obtained variance from the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board concerning access and elevator requirements triggered by retail store renovation.

Represent abutters to proposed 40B project seeking to work collaboratively with developer to minimize adverse impacts to neighborhood.

Why WCN for Litigation

Why Law Firm

Right-sized. We are large enough to have the depth of expertise and knowledge, while small enough to be available, accessible and personal.

High Caliber Legal Services. Skilled and experienced with a track record of success.
Breadth of Practice Areas. We designed our law firm and our practice areas to offer a breadth of legal expertise to best serve our clients.
Concierge Approach. Our clients are assured of our accessibility, personal attention and skilled guidance as we seamlessly and adeptly address their legal needs.

Exceptional Value. We deliver exceptional value by being efficient; offering value that Boston-based firms cannot match.

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