Extensive number of transactions for local developers — Represent building owners and developers to establish and manage their operating entities, to acquire, finance, permit, manage, lease and/or sell (including through "1031 exchanges") a wide variety of commercial, residential, hotel, recreational, office and shopping center properties, and to establish condominiums and common interest communities, including: Redstone Commercial Group, a Vermont developer of commercial and recreational properties, including Bolton Valley Ski Resort; The Davis Company; developer of commercial properties including the Maltex Building, Hillside Properties, development of Hillside East and Hillside Park, commercial office and manufacturing building developments.
In re Shantee Point, Inc., 174 Vt. 248 (October 4, 2002) — Attorney Murphy represented landowners in regard to the relocation of a private road. The case involved whether the road was private or dedicated to the public, and whether permits were required for its relocation.
In re Hinsdale Farm, 177 Vt. 115 (August 13, 2004) — Attorney Murphy represented a farm owner whose farm had been classified as a Large Farm Operation ("LFO") in regard to the exemption from jurisdiction of the Water Resources Board over certain agricultural activities.
Various Hotel Projects — Represented various clients to establish and manage their operating entities, to acquire, finance, permit, manage, lease a number of hotel properties, including the Burlington Harbor Hotel, Green Mountain Suites (formerly Hawthorne Suites), Courtyard Marriott --Williston, Vermont
Erhart v. Agency of Transportation, 2006 Vt 68 (February 14, 2006) — One of a number of cases in which MSK represented business owners on Route 7 affected by the widening of Route 7 in South Burlington and Shelburne, Vermont. This particular case involved the issue of whether landowners were entitled to compensation for loss of traffic access to their properties as a result of the construction of a median.
Special Counsel City of Winooski Redevelopment — Special Counsel to the City of Winooski in connection with its ongoing downtown redevelopment project. The Winooski project is the largest urban redevelopment project in the state''s history, involving the acquisition of 125 acres from multiple owners through sales and condemnation, obtaining master plan approval to construct over 300,000 sq. ft. of retail/commercial space, a 250-room hotel, a 43,000 sq. ft. municipal center, 800 units of housing, and 3,100 parking spaces in multiple parking garages, and then working with private developers to implement the City''s vision for a redeveloped downtown.
Cupola Golf Course, Inc. v. Dooley, 2006 Vt 25 (April 14, 2006) — MSK represented a landowner regarding the interpretation of a view easement. The opposing party in the case involved was a current justice of the Vermont Supreme Court.
In re: Olde Orchard Realty Partnership, L.P., 2008-288 (January, 2009)
Attorney Murphy represented a landowner claiming pre-condemnation damages as the result of a condemnation action filed by the Vermont Electric Power Company which was abandoned after the landowner was forced to spend significant sums to appeal a proposed damage award.
State v. Central Vermont Railway, 153 Vt. 337 (December 22, 1989) — Attorney Murphy represented CVR in a precedent-setting case regarding the public trust doctrine in regard to lands submerged between navigable waters. The case involved the redevelopment of the downtown Burlington waterfront.