Brent M. McDonald is an associate in the Real Estate and Finance Department and a member of the Land Use, Permitting and Development group. He focuses his practice on land use and permitting projects and environmental compliance on behalf of municipalities and private developers. In addition, Brent has experience representing banks, life insurance companies, pensions funds, real estate developers, owners and other borrowers in complex real estate financing transactions locally, regionally and nationally.
Brent’s representative work includes:
Representing the local redevelopment authority in real estate, environmental, and permitting matters for the redevelopment of the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station, closed as part of BRAC 1995, including the creation of subdivision and other by-laws, general municipal by-laws and board of health regulations
Representing two municipalities in water and wastewater compliance issues, including modifications to existing sewer use ordinances
Representing a private developer in the negotiation of a sewer use agreement with a local municipality
Representing a joint venture in the acquisition, financing and rezoning of a hotel and golf course north of Boston
Assisting the owner of an oceanfront mixed-use development on a former mill complex with Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act compliance and subdivision issues
Permitting and zoning work for power plants throughout Massachusetts
Representing a nonprofit corporation in the permitting and financing of a proposed intergenerational campus in Dedham, Massachusetts
Representing a group of life insurance companies and pension funds on a $35 million loan increase for the redevelopment of a mixed-use laboratory and retail project in Boston
Representing a life insurance company on three $120 - $175 million portfolio loans, secured by industrial properties located throughout the United States
Refinancing of an industrial building and related facilities for a media company in western Massachusetts
Representing a religious organization in permanent and construction financing to congregations throughout the United States
During law school Brent was an intern with the Public Charities Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General and with Harvard University’s Office of the General Counsel.
Brent is a member of the Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, Inc., a nonprofit drum and bugle corps for high school and college students.