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Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning, and Environmental

Our lawyers at Caffrey & Obeid, P.C., devote a considerable amount of their practice to matters related to the real estate, land use and zoning, and environmental law. Our lawyers are well versed in federal, state and local property/land law.  Often we try to settle out of court, but when appropriate, the firm undertakes litigation of these issues at the agency, Superior Court and appellate levels.


Real Estate Attorneys in Merrimack Valley


Our attorneys have handled some of the most complex real estate matters in the Merrimack Valley.  Some of the Real Estate services offered relating to the purchase and sale of existing property and new construction include:

   • Residential and commercial title work and examinations 
   • Negotiation of commercial and residential purchase and sale agreements
   • Providing wide-ranging real estate conveyance services
   • Subdivision and Development Approval

Regarding Land Use and Zoning, we assist clients with all types of zoning and land use matters. We understand that obtaining timely zoning approvals is vitally important to keep projects and costs on track.  We offer the following legal representation:

   • Obtaining zoning variance approval for new construction
   • Negotiate new construction contracts with builders, subcontractors, or their attorneys
   • Subdivision approval
   • Negotiating warranties in new construction
   • Commercial development issues (representing both developers and adjoining landowners), site plan/subdivision issues,
   • Drafting permit applications,
   • Appearing at zoning board of appeals and conservation commission hearings to argue clients' cases

Environmental Attorneys in Merrimack Valley


We also have extensive experience relating to Environmental land issues. The strength of the firm's practice in these areas is based on the broad scope of regulatory programs which our attorneys have extensive experience. We work closely with clients and their technical consultants to obtain timely permit approvals. We aim to utilize our legal skills, regulatory experience, and strategic advice to the whole process in order of achieving successful outcomes for projects and cases.  The following is an example of some of the Environmental legalities we cover:

   • Conservation commission proceedings
   • Runoff, vegetation removal, and wetlands preservation
   • DEP and EPA issues and approvals
   • Response, remediation and recovery issues under CERCLA and Chapter 21E including underground storage tank (UST),
   • Oil and hazardous waste issues
   • Resolution of Contaminated Site Liabilities
   • Resolution of Compliance and Enforcement Matters

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