Matthew Lawlor is an attorney with Robinson+Cole in the firm's Boston office and a member of the Real Estate + Development Group, where he focuses his practice on representing public authorities and agencies, lenders, developers, nonprofits, and commercial landlords and tenants in matters involving transit-oriented and mixed-use development, affordable housing, commercial real estate development and leasing, and land use and planning law. His experience includes drafting and negotiating long-term ground leases of new development, obtaining permits and land use entitlements for developers of large-scale, mixed-use projects, and drafting new land use regulatory provisions, including form-based codes. Mr. Lawlor frequently presents at planning and real estate industry conferences on the related topics of land use regulation, New Urbanism, and smart growth.
Mr. Lawlor works extensively with the firm's representation of the Congress for the New Urbanism/New England Chapter as that organization's pro bono counsel and treasurer. Before attending law school, he worked for Comsis Corporation in Silver Spring, Maryland, as a consulting transportation planner for local and state governments.