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Whether initiating a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards, conducting a site inspection for compliance with the conservation easement provisions consistent with §170(h) of the United States Internal Revenue Code or conforming to the provisions of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (M.G.L. c. 131, §40), Finn Associates can provide engineers, attorneys and conservation commissions with an on-site, visual evaluation of existing land use and natural environmental conditions.

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The evaluation, by any of the above entities, of complex issues requires identification of credible facts to support the claim of a client/applicant. 

The facts surrounding environmental and real estate issues can be obscure and complex. Finn Associates can assist attorneys, engineers and conservations commissions with these required determinations based on years of environmental assessment experience and a sound foundation in legal research and writing.


Established in 1987, Finn Associates provides their clients with thirty years of experience in the field of environmental consulting. Building on this knowledge base the Firm has overlain CORE Registered Paralegal skills designed to enhance services provided to attorneys, engineers, and conservation commissions faced with complex environmental issues.


Environmental Permitting and Compliance

Preparation of environmental permits and compliance with their regulatory permit conditions can be a time consuming, expensive, and complicated exercise.

Finn Associates has participated in assessing both beneficial and adverse impacts of water, wastewater, solid waste, transportation, and energy producing projects for thirty years. Personnel have been involved from inception, design, procurement, construction, permitting and monitoring of these land uses. We are prepared to bring this experience to bear on, environmental, and real estate issues facing both attorney and engineers.


Legal Research

Site Evaluation

With an extensive background in project development and implementation Finn Associates is uniquely prepared to offer expert insight into the environmental and real estate issues surrounding these activities. 

Personnel have access to seventeen public law libraries across the Commonwealth along with certification in LexisNexis, giving its members access to federal and state court decisions, statutes and administrative laws.

Our research team includes Notary Public service.