Paul Bauer concentrates his practice in real estate and commercial law, representing developers, mortgage lenders, property owners, and tenants in a variety of development, acquisition, financing, and leasing transactions. Recent projects on which he has worked include several major build-to-suit leases representing biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. He has recently represented a large private nonprofit association in the development of its headquarters facility. He represented a hydroelectric company in restructuring a multi-use facility with a complex cross-easement agreement. He works with developers on the structuring, transactional negotiations, and permitting with respect to complex, urban mixed use projects. He represents a number of real estate companies, including large pension fund real estate advisors in the sale and acquisition, financing, management and leasing of their real property investments. He is counsel to a quasi-public development agency for several of its development projects. He also represents lenders and developers in structuring, negotiating and documenting complex, multiple party transactions relating to affordable housing.
Marisa Pizzi’s practice focuses on real estate litigation and permitting, with a particular emphasis on land use and zoning law. Ms. Pizzi represents builders, developers and property owners seeking all types of permits and approvals, including special permits, site plan approvals and variances. Ms. Pizzi regularly appears before zoning boards and planning boards, as well as other local boards, in connection with seeking such permits and approvals, as well as for purposes of presenting or defending administrative appeals. In addition to property owners and developers, Ms. Pizzi represents educational and religious nonprofit institutions and project abutters and neighborhood associations.
High housing costs limit our region’s economic growth. Since being enacted in 1969, the Comprehensive Permit Law under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40B has championed affordable housing by creating a one stop permitting process for affordable housing projects and in…