CLE Program

The Revitalization of Worcester: An Insider's View


Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


AC Hotel by Marriott Worcester
125 Front St.
Worcester, MA, 01608

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MBA Law Student : $0.00
MBA Member : $0.00
MBA New Admittee : $0.00
Non-member : $50.00

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Worcester CitySquare was a dynamic and successful $565 million development project in the heart of Worcester.  The project effectively replaced the former Galleria mall with several mixed-use buildings, including offices, medical facilities, restaurants, 365 housing units, 168 hotel rooms and 550 parking spaces, and established a new roadway network re-creating the east-west connection through downtown Worcester. 

The MBA is pleased to present an expert panel of legal counsel and other professionals who were involved with CitySquare from initial planning through current development and construction efforts. 

The panel will examine several critical legal and logistical issues that arose during development, design and construction, including: 

  • District improvement financing and public-private partnership
  • Land-taking through eminent domain
  • Local and state permitting and zoning, including special legislation
  • Design and construction contracting issues
  • Mechanic’s liens and title matters
  • Performance logistics
  • Developing downtown Worcester, including the “Woo Sox” stadium project

Thanks to the generosity of Mirick O'Connell, a cocktail and networking reception will immediately follow the presentation.


David L. Fine, Esq., Moderator
Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP, Westborough
Roberta L. Brien, Vice President of Projects, Panelist
Worcester Business Development Corp., Worcester
Robert V. Lizza, Esq., Vice President/General Counsel, Panelist
Consigli Construction Co., Inc., Milford
David M. Moore, Esq., Worcester City Solicitor, Panelist
Worcester City Hall Law Department, Worcester
Michael S. Sophocles, Esq., Panelist
Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Real Estate Law Section

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