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Sarah A. Turano-Flores

Partner / Boston

Overview

Sarah A. Turano-Flores is a partner 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 in Greater Boston and on Cape Cod 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 Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Executive Committee, working to set firm-wide expectations for a diverse and inclusive culture. She also participates in the Housing and Homeownership Working Group within the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, a partnership of nearly 300 private law firms and public interest organizations, coming together with the single purpose of leveraging private law firm resources to amplify the voices of communities and individuals impacted by racism, to better use the law as a vehicle for change that benefits communities of color and to promote racial equity in the law.

Experience

Experience

  • 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.

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Honors

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2021-2023

Education & Admissions

Education

Western New England University School of Law, J.D.
University of Connecticut, B.A., cum laude

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Industries

Notable Experience

Sarah works in the areas of municipal and real estate law, representing private individuals and developers in land development matters, federal, state and local permitting, permitting appeals, and title litigation.

Noteworthy

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2021-2023
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