Attorney Greg D. Peterson,
prominent for his role in shepherding complex brownfields and
redevelopment projects throughout New England, has become a partner at
Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C. of Boston, MA.
Peterson, who was most recently a partner at the
global firm of DLA Piper, was also formerly affiliated with Hill and
Barlow. His legal practice focuses on five core areas: environmental
impact review and permitting, the purchase and sale of contaminated
properties including brownfields redevelopment, hazardous materials
response advice, complex property use, development and structuring
agreements, and the negotiation and closing of commercial real estate
loan facilities and workouts.
Attorney Jeffrey P. Hart, a founding member of Tarlow,
Breed, Hart & Rodgers, welcomed Peterson to the firm stating, "The
breadth and depth of Greg's legal experience will enhance the scope of
legal services offered through the Real Estate Department of Tarlow,
Breed, Hart & Rodgers, providing existing and future clients with
the value added opportunity to secure seasoned legal counsel on
projects involving complex real estate, environmental permitting and
multifaceted land reclamation components. Our firm's size (22 Lawyers)
will also provide Greg's existing clients with significant increased
value for the same high quality legal services."
Peterson has significant experience in both the private
and not-for profit sectors and has received accolades from many
quarters. He is a co-recipient of the 2005 Public Affairs Award from
the Massachusetts chapter of NAIOP for the work that produced the Smart
Growth Overlay Zoning and school funding Act (MGL Chapters 40R and
40S) and its implementing regulations. Smart Growth principles
encourage well-planned development that protects open space and
farmland, revitalizes communities, keeps housing affordable, and
provides more transportation choices. He was also recognized by NAIOP
for his instrumental role in drafting and working toward passage of the
Expedited Permitting Act in 2006, and the Act Restoring the Landlocked
Tidelands Exemption from Licensing in 2007.
Repeatedly cited in Best Lawyers in America, Peterson
has provided environmental legal advice on many high profile projects
including Kendall Square, a 10-acre mixed used redevelopment on a
heavily contaminated former manufactured gas plant site adjacent to MIT
that won EPA's 2006 Phoenix Award for best Brownfield redevelopment in
the United States. He was also instrumental in advancing MEPA
clearance for the construction of Langwood Commons, a mixed-use
residential and office redevelopment in Stoneham, MA, that had become
mired for a decade in the environmental review process.
Peterson also expedited the permitting of Edgewood, the
first major 40R smart-growth project brought to market in
Massachusetts, encompassing a 400-unit residential apartment complex on
a portion of a former state hospital property in North Reading, MA.
Peterson, who received his B.A. magna cum laude and Phi
Beta Kappa from Columbia University and his J.D. cum laude from
Harvard Law School, is a member of Massachusetts Bar. He serves on the
National Board of Directors of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate
Development Forum, and as Co-Chair of NAIOP's Massachusetts Growth
Committee. He is also a member of the Boston Bar Association and is a
past President of the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts.
Peterson, a native of Montana, is a resident of
Carlisle, MA where he has actively served in a number of capacities
over the years. He is currently a Trustee of the Town of Carlisle
Affordable Housing Trust, a past Trustee of the Carlisle Conservation
Foundation, and a former elected member and past Chairman of the
Carlisle Planning Board. Peterson is also a recipient of the
1999 Conservationist of the Year award from the Town of Carlisle.
Greg is active in open space and agricultural preservation.
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.
The offices of Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C.
are located at 101 Huntington Avenue, Prudential Center, in Boston, MA
02199. For additional information, or to arrange for a consultation,
please call 1-617-218-2000, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.tbhr-law.com.