Real Estate Litigation

Despite the fact that property owners have a constitutional right to the beneficial use and enjoyment of their property, they have long faced legal hurdles, disputes and challenges regarding their ability to use, develop and enjoy their properties. Each year, the law and governmental regulation concerning the ability to use your property becomes more complex and challenging. At John Reilly & Associates, we provide our clients with a complete range of services that enable them to utilize their properties and defend their property rights.

Although we always attempt to avoid litigation, sometimes property owners must use the Court system to protect and enforce their property rights. We have successfully litigated a variety of cases on behalf of our clients including those concerning: real estate development rights, zoning and planning, boundary disputes, adverse possession, trespass and state and federal constitutional rights violations.

Additionally, we provide our clients with counseling and representation for a wide array of real estate transactional and development related services including representation before State and local permitting authorities. This involves but is not limited to local zoning and planning commissions, conservation commissions, health commissions, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (“D.E.M.”), the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (“D.E.P.”) and many others. We also regularly handle administrative appeals within these agencies and through the Court system regarding such matters.