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Real Estate Development & Permitting; Energy Siting

Sean P. Nehill serves as Senior Counsel for the Real Estate Development & Permitting Practice, as well as the Energy Siting Practice. 

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Sean P. Nehill

Boston Office

Phone: 617-951-1400
Fax: 617-951-1354

● Real Estate Development

& Permitting
● Energy Siting


Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit

Sean Nehill brings almost 16 years of public sector experience from the Boston Planning & Development Agency’s (BPDA) Office of General Counsel and the City of Boston’s Office of Corporation Counsel. Most recently, Nehill served as Associate General Counsel for the BPDA where he negotiated and structured permitting documents under Article 80 of the Boston Zoning Code and the Inclusionary Development Policy. In addition, he advised BPDA senior leadership and staff on all legal issues related to the management and disposition of its real estate portfolio located in the Charlestown Navy Yard and the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park, while also providing counsel on obligations arising under the Open Meeting Law, the Public Records Law, the Conflict of Interest Law, and public procurement law. During his tenure with the BPDA, Nehill successfully represented the agency before the Attorney General’s Division of Open Government, the Attorney General’s Bid Unit, and the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Division of Public Records. Nehill served as counsel on the negotiation and sale of the City of Boston’s Winthrop Square Garage, one of the most significant public land transfers in the city’s history, resulting in over $150 million to support the City of Boston. 


Prior to joining the BPDA in 2015, Nehill served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston for almost nine years. Across a variety of leadership roles, his work included representing the City of Boston in tax litigation matters before the Land Court, providing in-house counsel to numerous City departments, including the Board of Appeal, the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing, the Election Department, and the Inspectional Services Department, and defending these same departments in litigation matters ranging from breach of contract actions to complaints alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act. 

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The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, JD

Boston College, BA


Boston Bar Association

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