BOSTON–Eileen Brophy, the former interim general counsel of the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), has joined Nutter’s Real Estate Department and Development, Land Use and Permitting practice.
Brophy advises clients on zoning, development, land use and complex leasing matters. Brophy has worked on notable matters for the BPDA for the past 23 years and has significant expertise in real estate and development projects in Boston.
“Eileen’s knowledge of zoning and land use issues in Boston is truly unrivalled,” said Michael Scott, Nutter’s co-managing partner. “At a time when sweeping policy changes are being proposed for real estate development in the city, Eileen is uniquely positioned to advise our clients on moving real estate projects forward effectively and efficiently. We are delighted to welcome Eileen to our growing real estate team.”
As a firm with a strong real estate practice, Nutter can attest to the increasingly complex landscape developers face. Brophy brings a deep understanding of public policy and government inspection requirements. Her experience in public and private real estate development and project management will be incredibly valuable to Nutter’s clients as they initiate new projects in Boston. She will provide strategic advice to clients to streamline and expedite verification. During this period of remarkable growth in Boston, clients can rely on Brophy’s expertise in complex contract law, real estate development, public policy and their impact on project management and neighborhood revitalization. In addition, she will advise clients on regulatory compliance, property tax implications and exemptions, regulatory controls for urban regeneration, and large-scale permitting and zoning matters.
As a Senior Advisor to the BPDA since 2000, Brophy has held roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently, Brophy was Interim General Counsel at BPDA, where she was responsible for the management and review of all legal aspects of all real estate transactions and development projects reviewed by the agency. Most recently, she coordinated and oversaw external legal services, led the legal review of governance and transformation; provided project oversight ensuring compliance with agency rules and regulations and provided legal advice on real estate matters related to the sale, lease or licensing of agency assets and real estate.
“Eileen’s extensive experience in public and private real estate development and project management, including public policy implementation, neighborhood planning and development, and complex contract law, will greatly benefit our clients,” said Marianne Ajemian, Chair of Nutter’s Real Estate Practice.
Brophy regularly presents topics related to land use, zoning and urban renewal. She earned her JD from the Massachusetts School of Law and her BS from Bridgewater State University.
Nutter’s real estate practice provides national and regional expertise on a variety of legal challenges related to all types of real estate, including the most complex transactions and developments. The team works with clients on a national level and has extensive experience in real estate transactions and finance, as well as related claims, land use and environmental matters. In 2022, Nutter processed over 230 real estate loans valued at $4.7 billion; oversaw the approval of more than 195 real estate developments; and managed the acquisition and disposal of over 310 commercial properties. Owners, operators, lenders, developers and others involved in real estate related transactions often turn to Nutter for legal advice and services.