Ms. Blaine specializes in assisting individuals, corporations and municipalities in project development. She has significant experience in land use and environmental permitting, real estate transactions involving contaminated properties, insurance claims for environmental damage and litigation, adjudication, negotiation, enforcement and defense involving environmental and land use issues.
Ms. Blaine received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School in 1993 and completed her Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University in 1981. Before attending law school, Ms. Blaine was an analytical chemist and environmental consultant providing technical and quality-control/quality-assurance support to the United States Environmental Protection Agency in connection with New England Superfund Sites.
Ms. Blaine is admitted to practice before the bars of Massachusetts and the United States District Court. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Property Law and Public Law sections, the Real Estate Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association.
Ms. Blaine has co-authored the following books:
“Alteration of Nonconforming Structures and Uses Under the Zoning Act: Is there a Difference Between Lawful and Unlawful?” co-author with Barry P. Fogel and H. Theodore Cohen, Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review, summer 2002.
“Standing in Wetland Appeals: How Recent Developments Alter the Right to Challenge State and Local Decisions” co-author with Barry P. Fogel, Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review, fall 2005.