Michael E. Scott is a partner in the Real Estate and Finance Department and a member of the Land Use practice group. He works out of the firm’s Hyannis and Boston offices. Mike represents developers, corporate, institutional and municipal clients in all aspects of commercial development, acquisition, disposition and repositioning of assets. He has significant experience in matters involving zoning and land use, regulatory permitting and the development of contaminated properties. He also represents investors seeking to purchase real estate debt.
Michael has represented clients involved in mixed use projects, hotels, multifamily housing, hospitals, senior housing, retail and marinas. He has particular experience in economic development projects and represents buyers and sellers of contaminated properties (brownfields). He provides counsel on issues involving corporate structure, economic development and tax-incentive programs, liability avoidance and the availability of financing, grants and insurance. Michael participated in the state’s Brownfield Advisory Committee and writes and speaks frequently on development issues.
His recent and current matters include:
Economic development project for a Fortune 500 company involving site acquisition, state and local economic incentive package, and development of a 350,000 sq. ft. distribution facility
A 60+ acre ocean front mixed-use development on a former mill complex, which is one of the first projects approved under M.G.L. c.40R (the Smart Growth Zoning Act), allowing (as-of-right) 675 residential units and 600,000 sq. ft. of commercial space (hotel, office, retail and restaurants), in addition to a 300 slip marina
A 50-acre 40B project with 272 units
Leading the effort to master plan, rezone and redevelop a 300+ acre property into a mixed-use, smart growth development, which is expected to include housing, commercial development, and active and passive recreation
Numerous solid waste matters, including landfill and transfer station site assignments and permitting
Michael’s background includes extensive environmental litigation experience. He has acted as principal counsel on numerous multi-party complex cases.