Welcome to BSK’s Commercial Real Estate & Land Use Practice

We handle a large volume of commercial real estate transactions in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Our clients include businesses and individuals, institutional lenders from community banks and credit unions, national lenders, and non-bank and private lenders.

ADVISING AND ADVOCATING FOR CLIENTS ON COMMERCIAL LAND USE

We handle permitting and zoning for commercial real estate developments and have been involved in major projects in industries that span hospitality, healthcare, retail and residential subdivisions. We advise and advocate for clients on land use issues, such as tax assessment appeals, permitting and zoning, and commercial leasing.

SOLID UNDERSTANDING OF THE LOCAL LANDSCAPE

With a solid understanding of the local landscape, our attorneys are well-respected by local municipal authorities. Our attorneys are agents or approved counsel for every major title insurance company doing business in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Practice Highlights
  • Successfully guided a client through planning, approval, and licensing process in a multi-million dollar, mixed-use development involving an apartment complex, hotel, and office building, involving complex zoning and boundary issues.
  • Represented a client in lengthy litigation and negotiation concerning restrictive easements between commercial and residential properties.
  • Obtained approval of municipal boards for construction of an assisted-living facility.
  • Regularly represents builders in all phases of subdivision approval and construction, including navigating wetlands and conservation issues.