Zoning, Land Use & Licensing

State and Municipal Licensing Approvals

If you need approval from state or local government in order to build or expand your home or business, you should retain a lawyer who is familiar with the unique regulatory circumstances affecting zoning, land use, licensing and related issues.

Representing Property Owners and Developers

Commercial, residential and other property owners often need municipal or state government approval before they can move forward with their plans. At Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP, our attorneys assist clients with a wide range of zoning and land use issues, including:

  • Special permits
  • Zoning variances
  • Permits for new buildings or additions
  • Appeals of decisions by building inspectors
  • Approval of real estate development plans

Successful licensing and appeals frequently require an intimate knowledge of local laws and procedures. Our firm has helped many clients pursue their zoning and land use goals, particularly in municipalities in the greater Lexington area. With offices in Lexington and Andover we are familiar with the governing statutes and regulations as well as the approaches taken by a variety of authorities throughout the region. When necessary we also work with local counsel who have particular knowledge and skills in assisting our clients.

Helping Businesses and Professionals Obtain Licenses

State agencies and municipal governments also have authority over the licensing of a variety of business and professional activities. We have experience helping clients obtain liquor licenses, common victualler (restaurant) licenses as well as many other types of municipal or state licenses.

  • Planning Board of Approvals
  • Liquor Licensing Matters
  • Common Victualler Licensing
  • Food Vending Licensing
  • Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Conservation Commission Hearings
  • Historical Commission Hearings
  • Residential Developments
  • Commercial Developments

Interacting with government agencies can be frustrating, especially when those agencies have substantial influence over what you do with your property or your business. Don't hesitate to contact us to get skilled representation by an experienced Massachusetts advocate.