Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Litigation

CC&G’s attorneys are experienced in the resolution of the wide variety of disputes that arise from the ownership and development of real property.

We litigate actions involving title and land use rights including actions to quiet title to real estate, actions to enforce and obtain relief from easements and restrictive covenants, and actions to enforce or defend against claims of adverse possession and prescriptive rights.  We pursue appeals to the Superior Court and Land Court from adverse zoning, subdivision and wetlands decisions of local boards and commissions and handle real estate tax abatement matters.

Contract disputes arise in the real estate context between buyers and sellers of real estate and between real estate development partners, between landlords and commercial tenants, condominium owners and their governing boards, and between real estate brokers and their clients.  The firm’s extensive experience with complex contracts and business torts combined with our knowledge of real estate law and practice allows us to assist our clients in achieving desired outcomes.

The firm is also experienced in actions involving environmental damage to property.  These disputes include both common law tort claims, such as negligence and nuisance, as well as state and federal statutory claims such as cost recovery claims under CERCLA and claims under Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 21E.

In the real estate litigation area, CC&G’s diverse clientele has included property owners, property managers, landlords, tenants, lenders, individual investors, and real estate developers.