Lisa V. Whelan, Associate

Lisa V. Whelan practices general municipal law, including municipal real estate transactions, public construction, conservation, land use and zoning, open meeting law, conflict of interest law, and public records law. Ms. Whelan’s current work involves land use areas such as subdivision control, zoning, comprehensive permits, public health, wetlands protection, and enforcement and permitting. She has provided advice in all aspects of municipal law including town meetings, licensing, municipal finance, open meeting law, contracts, conflict of interest, real estate, and general municipal law.

Ms. Whelan also assists private clients in probate of estates, estate planning, real estate transactions and development matters, complex title and land use issues, and general corporate work.

Ms. Whelan joined Gelerman and Cabral in 2000 and prior to that was an associate with Kopelman and Paige, serving as associate town counsel to multiple towns during her time there. Before that, Ms. Whelan served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Karyn F. Scheier of the Massachusetts Land Court.

Ms. Whelan is a member of the City Solicitors and Town Counsel Association. She is the co-author of "Adult Day Care Centers and the Dover Amendment," Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review, 2001, and was a Staff Editor of Massachusetts School of Law’s Public Policy Journal, the Long Term View.

Ms. Whelan obtained a B.A. in Politics and Professional Writing from Framingham State University and a J.D. from Massachusetts School of Law. She is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.


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