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Paul J Haverty


Paul J. Haverty is a Partner with the firm. His practice focuses on real estate and land development, with significant experience appearing before local zoning boards of appeals, planning boards, conservation commissions and other local permit granting authorities.  Paul also has significant experience appearing before administrative bodies, trial courts and appellate courts involving land-use litigation. Paul specializes in permitting and litigation involving comprehensive permit projects pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40B and is recognized as one of the Commonwealth’s leading figures on the subject. Paul also serves as a consultant through the Massachusetts Housing Partnership’s 40B Technical Review Consultant program, providing

assistance to zoning boards of appeals on comprehensive permit applications.  Paul has also represented comprehensive permit applicants on numerous projects.

Mr. Haverty holds degrees from Salem State College, where he graduated summa cum laude, and Suffolk University Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude. Previously, Mr. Haverty was a Senior Associate at Blatman, Bobrowski, Mead & Talerman, LLC, and an Associate at Regnante, Sterio & Osborne LLP in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Haverty served as a law clerk for the Honorable Karyn F. Scheier in the Massachusetts Land Court.

Mr. Haverty has presented at multiple training sessions for the Massachusetts Citizen Planner Training Collaborative, providing training for planning and zoning board members of issues relating to Chapter 40B developments. Mr. Haverty is also the co-chair of the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association’s (“CHAPA”) Chapter 40B Training Committee. Mr. Haverty also served as a member of the Chelmsford Zoning Board of Appeals from 2008 to 2015, was a member of the Chelmsford Affordable Housing Plan Committee from 2009 to 2011, and was the Chairman of the Chelmsford Zoning Bylaw Review Committee from 2011 to 2014, and is an elected Town Meeting Representative in the Town of Chelmsford.


  • B.A. Salem State College, (Summa Cum Laude, Salem, Massachusetts)
  • J.D. Suffolk University Law School, (Magna Cum Laude, Boston, Massachusetts)

Selected Publications:

  • “Compelling Reasons Why the Legislature Should Resist the Call to Repeal Chapter 40B” 88 Mass. Law Rev. 77.

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