Wilchins Cosentino & Novins's land use attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of zoning and permitting. We help property owners and developers to obtain the necessary Planning Board and Zoning Board permits and approvals to allow them to utilize their properties to the fullest potential. We also help 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. Some of the firm’s land use zoning attorneys are active or former members of their town’s Zoning Board of Appeals, and we have appeared before Planning Boards, Zoning Boards of Appeals, Conservation Commissions and many other regulatory agencies to resolve zoning and permitting issues on behalf of our clients.
Real Estate Acquisition and Sales
When working with a real estate attorney at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins's clients have the benefit of our attorneys’ extensive experience representing builders, developers, individuals, business entities and nonprofit organizations in the acquisition and disposition of real estate. This experience includes purchasing land, existing buildings, development projects, negotiating ground leases, converting rental projects into condominiums, sale leaseback arrangements, tax free exchanges, syndications, participations and joint-venture transactions.
Commercial Real Estate Financing
The commercial real estate lawyers at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins represents financial institutions in all aspects of real estate law and commercial loan facilities including interim, construction loans, permanent mortgage loans, convertible and participating loans, mezzanine loans, bridge financings, securitized financings and private placement financings. Wilchins Cosentino & Novins's land use attorneys represent investors, owners, lenders and developers across a broad spectrum of acquisitions and sales, joint ventures, investments and lending activities including multi-family, commercial, industrial and retail real estate.
The construction law lawyers at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins provide counsel to contractors, builders, developers, lenders, investors, architects, engineers, design professionals and construction managers on construction, architectural and engineering matters. Emphasis is placed on maximizing client value from design professionals, construction managers and contractors. Wilchins Cosentino & Novins' construction contract attorneys employ dispute avoidance techniques as needed by clients, yet pursue appropriate litigation and alternative dispute mechanisms when appropriate.
Wilchins Cosentino & Novins' commercial lease attorneys have experience representing both landlords and tenants in many different commercial lease agreements and leasing transactions including office, industrial and retail. This experience includes drafting and negotiating office, retail, industrial, manufacturing and ground leases and other commercial lease agreements relative to the management and operation of real estate.