Foley Hoag Launches New Blog Focused on Infrastructure Construction Projects

March 04, 2013

FoleyHoag LLP unveiled a new blog focused on the issues around planning, financing and completing large-scale development and infrastructure construction projects in Massachusetts and around the world.

Foley Hoag’s Infrastructure and Construction Law Blog provides insight on the legal and financial realities that affect large projects, such as highways and transit systems, power and water treatment facilities, marine and port facilities, residential, industrial and mixed-use developments, hospitals, and academic and cultural centers.

The blog is located at Among the issues examined in the first round of posts on the blog are transportation, construction permitting and financing, false claims act violations and public construction methods.

Seven lawyers from Foley Hoag’s Infrastructure and Construction Group are the blog’s primary authors including Doug McGarrah, Jeff Mullan, co-chairs of Foley Hoag’s Real Estate and Development Practice. Other blog contributors include Pat Cerundolo, Jeff Follett, Kevin Conroy, Brian Henninger, and Tad Heuer.

The authors bring to the blog decades of experience in infrastructure and construction, including related topics such  as innovative project delivery, lean construction methodology, alternative zoning, land use, project financing, environmental impact analysis, creative permitting strategies, new market and historic preservation tax financing, and eminent domain law. They have worked on a wide range of projects over a 25 year period, ranging from Boston’s Central Artery/Tunnel (“the Big Dig”), Route 3 North, Greenbush rail and terminal construction at Logan International Airport, to construction disputes on power plant projects in Brazil, seaport development in New Bedford, community redevelopment throughout Massachusetts and the siting of wind energy facilities around the Commonwealth.

“We have a wide range of experiences and deep knowledge of the subject matter to share with people who are involved in large-scale, high-profile construction projects,” said Jeff Mullan. “There are so many factors to weigh whether you’re building on a local, regional or national scale, no one could possibly keep them all in the front of their brain. We’ll highlight points that people need to consider before then launch a project or sometimes just pose questions about laws and regulations that might need to evolve.”