Category Archives: Massachusetts Property Law Blog

Overburdening an Easement

The Appeals Court issued an interesting case last week concerning the overburdening of an easement. The case concerned the use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)...

Setback Requirements: Three Things to Know

Setback requirements are among the most common zoning requirements in Massachusetts. Such requirements place limits on the location where buildings and other structures can...

Adverse Possession Defense

Earlier this month, I was successful in pursuing an adverse possession defense for one of my clients in Land Court. My client, who owned...

Zoning and Anti-SLAPP

The Appeals Court issued an important decision this week on the interplay between zoning and the Massachusetts Anti-SLAPP law. The full decision, Haverhill Stem...

Restrictive Covenants: What’s Allowed?

Restrictive covenants are private restrictions on land use. The Massachusetts Land Court has introduced a proposed procedure (“standing order”) for addressing restrictive covenants which...