Sarah A. Turano-Flores
Sarah A. Turano-Flores focuses her practice on land use permitting and real estate litigation, with a concentration in environmental and zoning permitting matters and title litigation, including right of way disputes, title registration and other Land and Superior Court litigation. Sarah is an active member of Nutter’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, setting firm-wide expectations for a diverse and inclusive culture, and serves as Chair of the firm’s Diversity Action Committee. In 2015, Sarah coordinated the firm-wide process of developing and drafting Nutter’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan and, as Chair of the Diversity Action Committee, heads up the Committee charged with developing initiatives intended to further the goals and objectives of that Plan.
Sarah has twenty-five years of experience litigating a wide range of land use, permitting and title claims on behalf of towns and private developers and individuals on Cape Cod and in Greater Boston. She has served as Town Counsel and Special Counsel to various Massachusetts municipalities. She has experience handling a variety of municipal matters, including but not limited to:
- Eminent Domain
- Real Estate Acquisition and Title Litigation
- Affordable Housing Permitting and Development
- Tax Title, Tax Lien Foreclosures
- Regulatory Takings Claims
- Architectural Access Board compliance
- Local Bylaw, Charter, Code and Regulation Development
- Regulatory Interpretation and Enforcement involving all town agencies including Planning Board, Zoning Board, Conservation Commission, Building Department and Health Department
- Wetlands, Tidelands, Title 5, Zoning, Subdivision permitting and litigation
- NHESP and MEPA permitting and litigation
- Water supply permitting and protection
- Solid Waste Permitting
- Procurement Law Compliance, RFP and Contract Drafting
- Public Construction Law Compliance, IFB and Contract Drafting
- Designer Selection Law Compliance
- Telecommunications Permitting, Negotiation
Since joining Nutter, Sarah continues to work within these 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. She also continues to serve as special counsel to various public entities.
Sarah is a member of the Barnstable Bar Association. Sarah lives on Cape Cod in Orleans, Massachusetts with her husband of 25 years, Michael, and their three children.
- 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 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.