Christopher R. Vaccaro

Christopher Vaccaro

Special To Banker & Tradesman

Christopher R. Vaccaro is a partner at Dalton & Finegold in Andover.
Christopher Vaccaro can be reached at editorial@thewarrengroup.com

Owner Learns Lesson After Brazen Unit Expansion

It is too often said that one can more easily obtain forgiveness than permission, but a Cape Cod condominium owner recently suffered dire consequences when she expanded her unit into the condominium’s common areas, without receiving permission or forgiveness from her fellow unit owners.

Making The Grade

The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio) is a private nonprofit committed to expanding the life science and health care industries in the Bay State. Its members include biomedical firms, academic hospitals and allied organizations.

New IDP Delivers On Mayor’s Goals

Shortly after taking office in 2014, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh issued a detailed report entitled “Housing a Changing City,” with ambitious plans to create 53,000 new dwelling units in Boston by 2030 for a population expected to exceed 700,000 residents by that date.

Serial ADA Plaintiffs Harass Retail Businesses

Retail shops face daunting challenges, such as securing locations and financing, employee retention, inventory management and competition from online vendors who have shed brick and mortar cocoons. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has spawned additional challenges, which include vexatious litigants and their lawyers.

Skip The Development Quagmire

The local permitting process in Massachusetts can be challenging to developers. Before pushing a shovel into the ground, they must wade through a quagmire of boards of appeal, planning boards, conservation commissions and boards of health, all while trying to appease hostile abutters.