Christopher Mercurio focuses his practice on all aspects of real estate law including drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, leases, and loan documents, as well as analyzing and resolving title and zoning issues. During Law School, Chris served as Editor-In-Chief of the BU Law School Review of Banking and Financial Law. In 2013 he was a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Keith C. Long, in the Massachusetts Land Court, and he was a Law Clerk with DeMoura & Smith, a general practice law firm in Boston. While in law school he was a Research Assistant to Professor James Fleming.
Appeals Court Examines Whether Alcohol Sales are a “Substantial Extension” of a Lawfully Operating Convenience Store
The Massachusetts Court of Appeals upheld a decision allowing the addition of alcohol sales at a convenience store in a neighborhood recently re-zoned as residential. In Almeida v. Arruda the neighbors of the convenience store in question argued that the…