JOSEPH P. HANLEY, ESQ. - PARTNER AND DIRECTOR
Joe Hanley is a Partner and Director at the firm, specializing in land use, zoning, licensing and administrative law. His practice includes 25 years of experience in the State and Municipal regulatory process for large to mid-scale real estate development ventures in mixed-use, residential, commercial, hospitality, biotechnology/life sciences and institutional sectors, with specific expertise and extensive experience in the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s Article 80 Large Project Review process, Planned Development Area adoptions by the Boston Zoning Commission and Board of Appeal cases for Special Permits and Variances under the Boston Zoning Code. Joe’s land use practice also extends to client ventures in the cities of Somerville and Cambridge, where he has successfully entitled large-scale Master Plan Developments and secured Special Permits and Variances under their respective Zoning Ordinances and regulatory approvals process.
Joe is a member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Arts Academy Foundation, the former President and current Board member of Heading Home, Inc. and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Back Bay Association. As an original member of the New England Steering Committee for the 2008 Presidential Campaign of Barack Obama, he also served as an Obama Victory Trustee, National Finance Committee member and At-Large Delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. From 1992 to 1994, Joe was an aide to then US Senator William S. Cohen. He graduated Cum Laude with his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts and received his B.A. from the University of Maine.