REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT
KSR&P’s recognized and highly respected Real Estate practice focuses on the representation of developers. Our clients include major national, regional, and local developers of properties of all kinds – including office, industrial, retail, residential, and mixed-use.
Kelly, Souza, Rocha & Parmenter has a long history of successfully working with clients to achieve their development and land use goals.
Our lawyers have broad experience in all aspects of real estate: letters of intent, purchase and sale agreements, leasing, real estate acquisition and disposition, environmental and administrative issues, development and permitting, and land use litigation.
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We also handle all other aspects of entitlement and construction permitting, construction and architectural contract negotiations, financing negotiations, condominium creation and conversions, and other related matters on behalf of our developer clients.
KSR&P also has comprehensive experience with the preparation and negotiation of documentation for construction. Notably, the firm’s founding partner, Michael A. Kelly is widely recognized for his expertise in permitting, development, and land use law. In his former position as general counsel for Cumberland Farm/Gulf Oil, Inc., Michael oversaw the permitting and construction process for several hundred gas stations and convenience stores from Maine to Florida.
KSR&P is well known for its extensive experience dealing with municipalities in and around Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Our attorneys routinely appear before state, local, and federal governmental regulatory bodies – including zoning boards and planning boards – with the goal of obtaining land development approvals, special use permits, use variance, dimensional variance, and conditional use permits for our clients.
In addition, we frequently pursue and receive approval before city and town councils to obtain zone changes, amendments to comprehensive plans, road abandonment, and zoning ordinance amendments.
Specifically, we represent clients across a wide range of matters – including development of compliance strategies, environmental permitting of large industrial and residential projects, hazardous waste liability, and clean-up – and provide strategic consulting on environmental issues.
Our practice includes agency negotiation and advocacy for our clients at federal, state, and local levels, while simultaneously supporting our clients’ strategic and budgetary objectives. We counsel, advise, and negotiate for our public and private clients in connection with business and asset acquisitions, financing, and dispositions.
Specifically, our Administrative Law practice specializes in business and economic regulation, industry restructuring and deregulation, contracting and project development, and trade regulation – as well as legislative consultation and lobbying registration and reporting requirements.
The firm’s attorneys are well versed in the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), which governs the way in which federal administrative agencies can propose and establish regulations. Our experience with the APA spans administrative hearings and adjudication, administrative investigations, administrative officers and agents, administrative rule making, licensing, and regulatory enforcement.
“Michael has built a strong team whose tenacity and attention to detail have helped Paolino Properties gain advantage in a competitive real estate market. The KSR&P team is responsive and fast-moving and their work enables us to quickly and efficiently advance very large and complicated agreements. This is very important in our business because, as we all know, time is money.”
Joseph R. Paolino, Jr.
Owner, Paolino Properties
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