405 Waltham Street, Suite 248
Lexington, MA 02421-7934
Tel: 781-290-5858
email: susan@sabernlaw.com

SUSAN A. BERNSTEIN, Attorney at Law

Environmental, Real Estate, Land Use Law


Practice Areas

Environmental and Permitting

  • Counseling on environmental regulatory compliance
  • Due Diligence Opinions for Projects and Financing, including review of Chapter 21E Site Assessment Reports and DEP Compliance filings
  • Gasoline Service Stations with Contamination
  • Underground and Aboveground Storage Tank Releases
  • Superfund and RCRA Consent Decree Settlements
  • City of Boston Permitting with:
    • Conservation Commission
    • Boston Redevelopment Authority
    • Zoning Board of Appeals: Special and Conditional Use Permits, Variances
    • Inspectional Services Department:
    • Plans Approval, Building Permits, Storage of Flammables and Garage Permits
    • Architectural Committees of Back Bay and SouthEnd
    • Public Improvement Commission
    • Boston Landmarks Commission
  • Zoning and Permitting in other communities throughout Massachusetts
  • Subdivision Control Law and Planning Board Issues
  • Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”)
    • Chapter 21E submissions (hazardous waste)
    • Chapter 91 submissions (waterways permits)
    • Air Permits
    • Administrative Appeals
    • Wetlands and Conservation Restrictions
    • Asbestos
    • Solid Waste
    • Water Discharge
  • Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
    • Industrial Discharge Permits
  • Massachusetts Architectural Access Board (“AAB”)
  • Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (“MEPA”)
    • Preparation of Environmental Notification Form (“ENF”) and Environmental Impact Review (“EIR”)
  • Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management (“DCAM”)
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”)
    • NPDES Notification and Permit, Air Permit Matters, Enforcement Matters
  • Telecommunication Siting Issues

Other Regulatory Matters

  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health Regulations
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Municipal Matters

Real Estate

  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Zoning Assessment, Due Diligence, and Due Authorization and Enforceability Opinions
  • Zoning Relief and Permitting in Boston and Communities in Eastern Massachusetts, including Cape Cod


  • Formation of Corporate Entities including: Subchapter S Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships

Ligitation Support

  • Environmental Matters


  • Boston’s Harborlights Pavilion
  • Legal Sea Foods
  • The Pine Street Inn
  • Barkan Management Company
  • CVS Pharmacies
  • United States Postal Service
  • Marriott Courtyard at South Bay
  • Harvard Commons
  • Clair Automobile Group
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Tyco
  • Rowes Wharf/The Beacon Companies
  • Boston University's Center for Advanced Biotechnology Research
  • The Pilot House-Phase I
  • Russia Wharf