Michael Giaimo has practiced land use, environmental, and real estate law for 28 years, focusing on representing developers, businesses, institutions, government agencies, and other property owners in permitting, regulatory compliance, transactions, and related litigation and administrative proceedings. He also consults with clients on land use policy matters throughout the country.
Mr. Giaimo has appeared in front of permitting boards in well over 100 Massachusetts communities. His more than 20 years of service on numerous local boards, including as past chair of his local planning board and zoning board of appeals and currently as a selectman, give Mr. Giaimo an appreciation of the view from the other side of the table and have assisted him in successfully permitting many controversial projects.
Mr. Giaimo has made frequent local and national speaking appearances before professional, business, civic, and student groups on zoning; constitutional issues, including takings, religious land use, and equal protection law; and other land use and environmental law subjects. He is a contributing author of the Massachusetts Zoning Manual and has numerous other publications to his name. He co-chairs an annual seminar on zoning for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. The Massachusetts Superior Court has qualified him as an expert witness on land use permitting. Mr. Giaimo has been named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers ® list in the area of Land Use since 2004 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.). He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Land Use and Zoning Law since 2013 and in the area of Real Estate Law since 2016 (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC).