Robert A. Fasanella
Rubin and Rudman LLP
Phone:(617) 330-7018
Address: 50 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 2110

Membership: Professional and Community Involvements•Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) - Associate General Counsel; Member, Board of Directors; and Member, Executive Committee (2013 to present) •North East Fabricare Association (
University: Duke University, B.A., Economics, cum laude, 1980, Vermont Law School, M.S.L., Masters of Studies in Environmental Law/Public Policy, cum laude, 1983; Vermont Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1986
Admitted: Massachusetts; The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts; The Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Biography: Environmental, Land Use and Zoning, Litigation, and Real Estate Law: •Provides counsel to real estate developers, municipalities, individuals and citizen groups on numerous real estate development topics such as brownfields redevelopment, complex and commercial and residential land use and real estate transactions, subdivision and zoning control issues, comprehensive permitting and affordable housing developments. •Practices in a broad range of federal, state and local environmental and land use permitting, including CERCLA, RCRA, c.21E, c.91, c.93A, c.176D claims and various real estate permitting laws. •Represents both plaintiffs and defendants in all forums including federal and state courts, administrative appeals and local boards. •Represents project proponents, buyers, sellers, and lenders in complex real estate transactions, many involving brownfields or suspected oil and hazardous waste sites. •Counsels regulated businesses and industries such as oil and gas companies, service stations, dry cleaners, manufacturers, and real estate developers. •Performs and manages permitting for affordable housing, brownfields and traditional real estate developments including residential subdivisions, commercial, retail, and mixed use developments. •Provides legal advice to banks, financial institutions, and other secured lenders in complex environmental transactions often involving land use complications and permitting. •Represents residential and commercial property owners, real estate trusts and REITS, and landlords and tenant transactions and disputes. •Works with and leads project teams involving license site professionals, civil and environmental engineers, architects, and other land use and real estate professionals. •Dedicated to providing sound advice and practical solutions for all clients concerned with result oriented performance. Representative Publications •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