Gregory S. Sampson

Gregory S. Sampson

Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Recognized since 2020

Boston, Massachusetts

Practice Areas

Environmental Law

Land Use and Zoning Law

Real Estate Law

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Greg is a real estate, land use, and environmental attorney with more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate transactions, including significant experience in the planning, design, permitting and development of contaminated properties and similarly challenging sites, as well as renewable energy and infrastructure projects. His practice covers all aspects of real estate development, including acquisitions/dispositions, entitlement, and financing, including construction loans, refinancing, workouts, and tax credit supported lending. As part of this work, he regularly represents clients throughout the permitting and public approval process at the federal, state, and local levels on issues related to zoning and land use, wetlands and waterways, environmental policy acts, sustainability and climate change.

Before practicing as an attorney, Greg worked for approximately 10 years as a Project Manager/Senior Environmental Planner for BSC Group, Inc. in Boston, where he managed multi-disciplinary land development and infrastructure improvement projects for private and public sector clients throughout New England. Greg is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional with Neighborhood Development specialty, and was formerly certified as a Professional Wetland Scientist by the Society of Wetland Scientists. He currently serves as Chair of the City of Melrose Planning Board, and has served on the board since 2016.

  • One Post Office Square
    Boston, MA 02109
  • Suffolk University, J.D., graduated 2005
  • University of Notre Dame, B.S.
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Environmental Business Council of New England, Inc. - Board of Directors, 2017-2021
  • City of Melrose Planning Board - Member, 2016-present; Chair, 2021-present
  • Green Building Certification Institute/U.S. Green Building Council - LEED® Accredited Professional Neighborhood Development, 2011–present

Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts

33 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Environmental Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Real Estate Law
Special Focus:
  • COVID-19
  • Best Lawyers in America® (Real Estate Law (2020-2024), Land Use & Zoning Law (2021-2024), and Environmental Law (2023-2024)

  • Government Affairs Champion Award, NAIOP Massachusetts – The Commercial Real Estate Development Association, 2022

  • Recognized as a Recommended Attorney by The Legal 500 US, Real Estate, 2020

  • Super Lawyers Honoree, Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine (Thomson Reuters) Top Rated Land Use & Zoning Attorney in Boston, MA, 2013 – 2014, 2018 – 2019


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