Energy, Environmental, Administrative, Municipal;
Land Use & Zoning

Cheryl A. Blaine is a partner at Keegan Werlin LLP and has been a member of the Firm’s Energy Facilities Siting & Permitting Practice and the Environmental, Municipal and Land Use Practice since 1997.

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Cheryl A. Blaine

Boston Office

Phone: 617-951-1400
Fax: 617-951-1354
Email: cblaine@keeganwerlin.com

● Environmental Law

● Energy Law

● Administrative Law
● Land Use & Zoning
● Municipal Law

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts
U.S. District Court District of MA

Ms. Blaine’s practice includes representation of energy and utility clients before the Department of Public Utilities and the Energy Facilities Siting Board in permitting energy facilities including natural gas generating and peaking facilities, renewable energy projects, natural gas pipelines, electric transmission lines, substations, and ancillary equipment. She also has assisted individuals, corporations and municipalities in project development and has significant experience in land use and environmental permitting, real estate transactions involving contaminated properties, 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 articles:

 

“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.

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Memberships and
Associations

Massachusetts Bar Association


Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association


Massachusetts Women's Bar Association

Education

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, J.D., cum laude, 1993

Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, B.S. Biology, 1981