Robert A. Fasanella

Robert A. Fasanella: Attorney with Rubin and Rudman LLP
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Mr. Fasanella provides counsel to various regulated industries and organizations including real estate developers, municipalities, individuals and citizen groups on numerous real estate development issues such as brownfields redevelopment, complex, commercial and residential land use and real estate transactions, subdivision and zoning control issues, comprehensive permitting and affordable housing developments. He practices in a broad range of federal, state and local environmental and land use areas, including CERCLA, RCRA, c.21E, c.91, c.93A, c.176D claims and various real estate permitting laws. His practice involves litigation, permitting and real estate transactions.

Mr. Fasanella represents both plaintiffs and defendants in all forums including federal and state courts, administrative appeals and local boards. He represents project proponents, buyers, sellers, and lenders in complex real estate transactions, many involving brownfields or suspected oil and hazardous waste sites. He regularly counsels regulated businesses and industries such as oil and gas companies, service stations, dry cleaners, manufacturers, and real estate developers. He provides legal advice to banks, financial institutions, and other secured lenders in complex environmental transactions often involving land use complications and permitting.

He performs permitting for affordable housing, brownfields and traditional real estate developments including residential subdivisions, commercial, retail, and mixed use developments. Mr. Fasanella represents residential and commercial property owners, real estate trusts and REITS, and landlords and tenants in transactions and disputes.

Mr. Fasanella also works with, manages and leads project teams involving license site professionals, civil and environmental engineers, architects, and other land use and real estate professionals. He is dedicated to providing sound advice and practical solutions for all clients concerned with result oriented performance.

Representative Publications

•Author, “Brownfields Tax Credits Incentives,” September, 2014
•Co-Author, “Insurance Claims in Environmental Proceedings: The Importance of Timely Claims vs. Late Notification of Insurers and the Effect on the Recovery of Pre-Notice Costs,” November, 2013
•Author, “The Benefits of Insurance Defense, Indemnity Assessment, and Clean-Up Costs,” April, 2013
•Author, “The Various Types of Insurance available in Environmental, Property and Personal Injury Claims,” December, 2012
•“DEP’s New Interim Vapor Intrusion (VI) Guidance 2011-2012,” November, 2011
•Co-Author, “The Use of Experts in Environmental Matters: MCLE,” July, 1995
•Co-Author, “The Use of Experts: Proving the New Generation of Environmental Damage” “Post-Lanigan,” Mass Lawyers Weekly, 1995
•Author, “Avoiding Hazardous Waste Pitfalls in Foreclosures,” NEAMA, 1994
•Co-Author, “Environmental Issues in Residential Lending,” Bankers Advisory, 1994
•Co-Author, “A Comparison of Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Funds in New England,” 1993
•Author, “Bad Faith and Unfair Insurance Practice in Environmental Property Damage Claims,” Boston Bar Foundation MCLE, 1992

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Construction
  • Environmental, Land Use & Zoning
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(617) 330-7018  Phone
(617) 330-7550  Fax
University Attended:
Vermont Law School, M.S.L. Masters of Studies in Environmental Law and Public Policy, cum laude, 1983; Duke University, B.A. Economics, cum laude, 1980
Law School Attended:
Vermont Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1986
Year of First Admission:
The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; The Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts; Massachusetts

Professional and Community Involvements

•Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) - Associate General Counsel; Member Board of Directors; and Member of Executive Committee (2013 to present)
•North East Fabricare Association (NEFA) - Member, Board of Directors (2014 to present)
•Scituate Bylaw Review Committee -Member and Chairman (1995-2004)
•American Bar Association - Member, Environmental and Real Estate Law Sections
•Massachusetts Bar Association - Member, Environmental and Real Estate Law Sections
•Boston Bar Association - Member, Environmental and Real Estate Law Sections
•Environmental Business Council - Member
•Licensed Site Professional Association - Associate Member
•South Shore Chamber of Commerce - Member

Birth Information:
New Haven, Connecticut, 1958

Peer Reviews

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