Author Archives: Ashley Coffey

About Ashley Coffey

Ashley is an associate in the Firm’s Land Use and Environmental Law Group and the Public and Municipal Law Group. She represents entities buying, selling, financing, and leasing commercial real estate.

Building on Lands Formerly Used as Railroad Right-of-Ways- An Amendment That May Simplify the Permitting Process

For the last forty-five (45) years, obtaining a permit to build any type of structure on any former railroad right-of-way in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been far from seamless. Massachusetts General Law c.40 §54A, enacted by the legislature in … Continue reading

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Title Defect? Here’s How to Keep Your Deal on Track

You are under contract to sell a commercial or residential property and your attorney tells you two weeks prior to closing that the buyer’s title search has revealed a title defect. While there is a large array of issues that … Continue reading

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