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Jonathan M. Silverstein


Attorney Jonathan Silverstein has 26 years of experience counseling clients on licensing, land use, real estate, zoning, contracts and permitting.

Jonathan has represented clients in a broad range of cases, including land use, real estate, civil rights, tort, contract, education, employment, and environmental, before all levels of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island trial courts, the United States District Court (Districts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island), the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court, the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Jonathan also advises clients with respect to large-scale development and redevelopment projects,
including residential, mixed-use and commercial projects. He assists in the adoption of urban
redevelopment plans and special zoning districts, all aspects of land use permitting, and negotiation
of development and land disposition agreements.
Jonathan has developed particular expertise in issues related to permitting, licensing and developing
gaming establishments. He has represented dozens of clients across Massachusetts and New York in
negotiating host community and development agreements as well as ancillary matters, such as
establishment of redevelopment authorities, negotiation of urban redevelopment agreements, and
large-scale rezoning efforts.
Jonathan also regularly represents clients in matters relating to medical and adult use marijuana
establishments, including the zoning, licensing and other permitting procedures, negotiation of host
community agreements, and litigation.

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