Defense of Special Permit for Retailer
Representation of a real estate developer defending against a neighborhood opposition group challenging the special permit issued to the developer to build a big box store. Alana is part of the team is currently preparing for trial in the Superior Court on multiple issues, including abutters’ standing.
Contract Dispute for Broker Fee in Sale of Shopping Center
Representation of a real estate investment trust in connection with a contract dispute regarding a broker fee for the sale of a shopping center. Alana handled the full range of discovery in the case, including taking and defending depositions before resolving the claim with a favorable settlement for the client.
Commercial Landlord Representation in Tenant Disputes
Representation of commercial landlords in connection with a range of tenant disputes. These matters involve a range of multifamily, office, retail and other commercial property issues. Seek creative solutions to often difficult situations, using summary process eviction as well as reaching amicable resolutions wherever possible.
Sale by Partition of Historic Property
Representation of a family seeking a sale by partition of historic properties in the heart of Harvard Square valued at more than $100M.
National Multifamily Developer in Permit Dispute
Representation of a national developer of multifamily housing who was denied a permit to construct a 250-unit multi-family development. After a 4-day administrative hearing at the State Housing Appeals Committee, the Committee overturned the denial and ordered that the municipality grant the permit.