Sarah A. Turano-Flores
Sarah A. Turano-Flores is Of Counsel within the Real Estate Department of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, and a member of the firm’s Land Use Practice Group. Sarah focuses her practice on land use permitting and real estate litigation, representing private individuals and developers on Cape Cod and in Greater Boston in land development matters, state and local permitting, permitting appeals, and title disputes. She has previously served as Town Counsel and Special Counsel to various Massachusetts municipalities, handling municipal matters pertaining to real estate acquisition and development, bylaw and regulation development, land use permitting and litigation, Affordable Housing Permitting and Development, eminent domain and regulatory takings claims. Sarah presently concentrates her litigation practice in zoning and wetland appeals, easement and title disputes, adverse possession, prescription, beach accretion, trespass, abatement appeals and related land use litigation.
Sarah is an active member of Nutter’s Diversity & Inclusion Executive and Action Committees, working to set firm-wide expectations for a diverse and inclusive culture. In 2015, Sarah helped develop Nutter’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan and she currently Chairs the Diversity Action Committee, the Committee charged with developing initiatives intended to further the goals and objectives of that Plan.
- Represented shorefront owners in litigation concerning easement rights on Cape Cod
Nutter defended several shorefront owners in litigation concerning access to the waters of Cape Cod Bay. The courts ruled that the original developers did not reserve beach rights for the inland owners and further confirmed that the shorefront owners owned their land out to the mean low water line.
Nutter represents shorefront owners in litigation on Cape Cod.
News & Insights
- Cape Cod Chronicle, 06.11.2009
- Sarah Turano-Flores to Speak at the MCLE 21st Annual Environmental, Land Use & Energy Law Conference02.06.2020
- Sarah Turano-Flores Presents on Self-Advocacy, Career Development, and Personal Negotiation at the Women in Law & Leadership Summit05.16.2018
- Nutter and ACC-Northeast Present ‘The Diversity Imperative: Developing Successful Strategies to Achieve Diversity Leadership within the Legal Profession’06.21.2017
Education & Admissions
Western New England University School of Law, J.D.
University of Connecticut, B.A., cum laude
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Sarah works in the areas of municipal and real estate law, representing private individuals and developers in land development matters, state and local permitting, permitting appeals, and title disputes.
Sarah served as counsel to two Cape Cod towns for thirteen years and also served as Town Counsel of Brewster.