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Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C. welcomes its newest member, Greg D. Peterson.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C., is pleased to welcome Greg D. Peterson as a Member of the firm’s Real Estate Department. Greg was most recently a partner in the Boston office of DLA Piper, LLP, a global law firm, and previously Hill & Barlow, where he focused his practice on environmental impact review and permitting, purchase and sale of contaminated properties, brownfields re-development, hazardous materials response advice, complex land use, property structuring and title matters, and real estate financings and workouts. He will continue that practice at Tarlow Breed Hart and Rodgers, P.C. as a member of the Real Estate Department.

Repeatedly listed in Best Lawyers in America, Greg has particular expertise in:

  • Environmental impact reviews, permitting, land use law and conservation law.
  • Hazardous materials response actions, liability transfer and brownfields re-development.
  • Complex real estate agreements and structures such as development agreements, purchase and sale agreements, options, joint ventures, easements, condominiums, joint use agreements, ground leases, master planning agreements, conservation and agricultural restrictions, subdivisions and vertical parcel creation.
  • Commercial real estate loan facilities and workouts.
  • Situation analysis, strategic project planning, and effective integration of diverse technical, business and regulatory components, activities, and constituencies in high-stakes, politically sensitive engagements.
  • Negotiation of sophisticated multi-party transactions and public-private-partnerships.
  • Legislative and regulatory policy and drafting.

Greg currently serves on the National Board of Directors of Massachusetts NAIOP (formerly known as the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties) and co-chairs NAIOP’s Massachusetts Growth Committee. Greg is a co-recipient of the 2005 Public Affairs Award from NAIOP Massachusetts for the work that produced the Smart Growth Overlay Zoning Act (Chapters 40R and 40S) and its implementing regulations.  He was also recognized by NAIOP for his instrumental role in drafting significant portions of and tirelessly working to achieve passage of the Expedited Permitting Act in 2006, and the Act Restoring the Landlocked Tidelands Exemption from Licensing in 2007.

Greg was the 2002 President of the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts. In 1999, Greg received the Conservationist of the Year award from the Town of Carlisle. From 1997-2009, he served as a Trustee of the Carlisle Conservation Foundation. Greg has also represented the Trustees of Reservations, and recently completed several years as an elected member of the Carlisle Planning Board. Greg represents the Concord Land Conservation Trust and is also a trustee of the Town of Carlisle Affordable Housing Trust.

Greg developed the expedited permitting strategy for Edgewood, the first major 40R smart-growth project brought to market in Massachusetts, a 400-unit residential apartment complex on a former state hospital property in North Reading.

Greg provided the environmental legal advice for Kendall Square, a 10-acre mixed used redevelopment on a former manufactured gas plant site adjacent to MIT which won EPA’s 2006 Phoenix Award for best Brownfield redevelopment in the U.S.


About Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C.
Formed in 1991, Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C. is committed to providing high quality, comprehensive legal services to its clients. Featuring a breadth and depth of experience and perspective usually found only at larger law firms, Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers. P.C. offers sophisticated legal counsel to entrepreneurs, businesses, individuals, families, and institutions.

Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers’ areas of expertise include corporate law, employment matters, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and dispute resolution, estate planning, taxation, real estate, bankruptcy, and municipal law.

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