Matthew Lawlor is an attorney with Robinson & Cole in the firm's Boston office and a member of the Real Estate Practice Group, where he focuses his practice on representing lenders, municipal authorities and agencies, developers, nonprofits, municipalities, and commercial landlords and tenants in matters involving affordable housing, transit-oriented and mixed-use development, commercial real estate development and leasing, and land use and planning law. His experience includes obtaining permits and land use entitlements for developers of large-scale, mixed-use projects, as well as drafting new land use regulatory provisions, including form-based codes, for municipalities. Mr. Lawlor regularly advises a national real estate organization on land use initiatives and trends across the country and serves as a faculty member at continuing education seminars. He frequently presents at planning and real estate industry conferences on the related topics of land use regulation, New Urbanism, and smart growth.
Mr. Lawlor works extensively with the firm's representation of the Congress for the New Urbanism/New England Chapter as that organization's pro bono counsel and treasurer. Before attending law school, he worked for Comsis Corporation in Silver Spring, Maryland, as a consulting transportation planner for local and state governments. Mr. Lawlor achieved CNU-Accredited status in 2009 from the Congress for the New Urbanism.