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Mary T. Marshall

Partner / Boston

Overview

Mary T. Marshall is a partner in Nutter’s Real Estate Department and a member of the firm’s Development, Land Use and Permitting practice group. A broad range of clients, from non-profit clients who have significant real estate holdings to private developers, rely on Mary for her counsel on zoning, land use and environmental law matters, and value her specific expertise in the City of Boston. Her practice involves considerable interaction with other professionals in related disciplines, and a high degree of interaction with professionals in the public sector.

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Notable Experience and Client Impact

Institutional clients, including hospitals, colleges, and other educational institutions, frequently engage Mary in connection with complex real estate development matters, involving permitting, construction, and financing of facilities for academic, dormitory, residential, medical research, and hospital purposes, including master planning and permitting for their campuses. Recent work includes:

  • Representation of a Boston tertiary care teaching hospital in connection with its site acquisitions, permitting and development including: permitting and environmental and land use diligence required for the redevelopment of a former state hospital as a 630,000 sq. ft., mixed-use development, including residential, clinical office, and research purposes; a below grade 400 space garage with landscaped areas above; a 350,000 sq. ft., in-patient cardiac care facility for a major Boston teaching hospital; a future research and development site on a nearby academic campus; and related diligence, all within the Longwood Medical Area of Boston.
  • Representation of another Boston teaching hospital, in connection with its long range master planning and physical facilities development, including evaluating the possible disposition of its existing main campus and alternative locations for both in-patient and out-patient care centers.
  • Representation of a non-profit client in the re-use of a portion of their campus for the development of an affordable and workforce housing residential facility with a preference for veterans.

A variety of entities seek Mary’s counsel in connection with mixed-use developments in dense and highly regulated sites, including those located over, on or adjacent to public infrastructure. Working collaboratively with the client, fellow Nutter colleagues and the project’s architects, engineers, and other consultants, Mary draws upon her extensive experience to develop a clear, cost effective strategy to obtain the client’s intended result. Recent projects include:

  • Working as part of a project team to obtain modifications to prior zoning and land use approvals to enable the redevelopment of historic building and adjacent wharf to allow for a vibrant mixed-use development which includes the world headquarters for an athletic company, residential units, ground floor retail and restaurant and a visitor center–all on Boston’s historic waterfront. Mary’s work included assisting the client in structuring and implementing an innovative real estate tax structure which was critical to securing the office tenant.
  • Working with other Nutter colleagues as part of a client effort to recalibrate the approvals for a previously approved mixed-use project, including negotiation and implementing a program to implement a program of real estate tax stabilization which was required in order to provide the first large-scale 100% affordable and workforce housing development in Boston in the last 25 years which was located over and adjacent to the MassDOT CA/T.
  • Working with other Nutter colleagues as part of a client effort to redevelop a transportation facility located over MassDOT and MBTA right of way to allow for the development of an approximately 1.2 million square foot project containing a mix of office, retail and residential uses at the intersection of the Back Bay and South End neighborhoods in the City of Boston.
  • Assisting the client in the redevelopment of a historically designated core block in heart of Downtown Boston to enable three distinct uses: the expansion and repurposing of the existing office building as a boutique hotel; the redevelopment of an existing office building to allow a seven-story (six stories and a penthouse) addition requiring multiple levels of approvals from the historic and land use authorities; and the repurposing and redevelopment of an office building for use as a residential development with ground floor retail, requiring multiple levels of zoning, historic and other land use approvals.
  • Assisting clients in the permitting and redevelopment of previously industrial sites to a mixed-use development in the South End neighborhood of Boston, with a focus on neighborhood engagement and the delivery of high level of on-site affordability.

An active member of the community, Mary is a trustee and the secretary for the Trustees of Charitable Donation for the City of Boston. She is a past chairperson of the Real Estate Committee for the Catholic Charities Board of Trustees, member of the Board of Trustees of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, member of the Board of Directors of HomeStart, Inc., and a former member of the Board of Directors for the Beacon Hill Civic Association.

Mary is a member of several professional organizations, including the Boston Bar Association, NAIOP, ULI, and The Abstract Club. She has lectured on real estate topics at the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, ULI, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.

Experience

Experience

  • $230 million mixed-use development for Related Beal

    Represented the full service real estate firm Related Beal on a range of complex issues involving Parcel 1B, a development project which includes the first large-scale 100 percent affordable and workforce housing development in downtown Boston in the past 25 years, as well as a 220-room hotel, ground floor retail space, and parking. Work included air rights leasing, title, acquisition, zoning, and environmental matters, as well as state and City of Boston entitlements, real estate tax stabilization, agreements, and hotel financing.

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Honors

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly “2016 Top Women of Law”
  • Chambers and Partners, Leading U.S. Real Estate Attorney, 2017

Education & Admissions

Education

Boston College Law School, J.D.

University of Notre Dame, B.A., cum laude

Admissions

  • Massachusetts

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Industry Expertise

Mary is a member of several professional organizations, including the Boston Bar Association, NAIOP, ULI, and The Abstract Club. She has lectured on real estate topics at the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, ULI, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.

Noteworthy

The Best Lawyers in America, 2018

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly “2016 Top Women of Law”

Chambers and Partners, Leading U.S. Real Estate Attorney, 2017

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