Author Archive: Donna Truex and Gemma Ypparila

Donna Truex has been a member of Bowditch & Dewey’s Real Estate & Environmental practice area for over 15 years. She advises and represents clients in all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisition, financing, development, permitting, construction, licensing, leasing and disposition. Specializing in the use and development of real estate, Ms. Truex has extensive experience appearing before state and local boards and the Land Court to acquire licenses, permits, or to resolve complex title matters. Ms. Truex is also experienced before the ABCC on liquor licensing and compliance matters and the Appellate Tax Board regarding real estate tax abatement and exemption matters. Gemma Ypparila focuses her practice on real estate and environmental law, assisting clients on matters including property finance, leasing, conveyancing, zoning and permitting. Gemma represents a wide variety of commercial clients including those in the energy, utilities and real estate development industries. She routinely coordinates with municipal and state authorities on complex permitting and zoning issues. Gemma also has extensive experience working with residential and nonprofit clients on real property transactions with substantial tax implications.