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Environmental, Municipal,
& Land Use


Keegan Werlin provides clients with the highest quality legal representation and services in the area of environmental, municipal and land use law.  The strength of the firm’s practice in these areas is drawn from the extensive experience that our attorneys have with a broad scope of regulatory programs in both government and private practice.  In addition to corporations of all sizes, sole proprietorships and individuals, our clients include boards and departments of municipal corporations as they plan and construct major public infrastructure projects.

Regulatory Permitting and Land Use

Our regulatory permitting and land use practice focuses on regulatory permitting for the construction and operation of a wide array of projects.  Keegan Werlin works closely with clients and their technical consultants to obtain timely permit approvals from federal, state and local agencies for electric transmission facilities; natural gas pipelines and storage facilities; water and sewer projects; solid waste management facilities; industrial, manufacturing and commercial facilities; and hotel and residential projects of all sizes.


Our attorneys are among the region’s leading authorities on regulations and policies currently being used in Massachusetts to implement permit-related programs such as the National Environmental Policy Act and the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act; the Clean Air Act (state and federal); the Solid Waste Management Act; the Clean Water Act; the Wetlands Protection Act; and the Rivers Protection Act.


The firm also guides clients through land use permitting at the local level including zoning, site plan review, subdivision planning and approval, and compliance with public health and wetlands performance standards.


As special municipal counsel, we have worked closely with the departments of several cities and towns to obtain necessary permits and approvals for large-scale projects such as landfill closures and post-closure development projects; water and sewer projects; and electric generating facility projects.

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