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Mark S. Bourbeau

Email Address: mbourbeau@dtm-law.com
Phone: 781-749-7200
Fax: 781-741-8865
 

Mr. Bourbeau is listed in the 2009-2016 Editions of The Best Lawyers in America, Copyright 2009-2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC.

Mark Bourbeau’s practice is concentrated in the representation of public and private clients in a variety of civil litigation matters, development issues, and consultation, with specific emphasis on the areas of real estate, eminent domain, environmental law, government relations and business litigation. Mr. Bourbeau is a cum laude graduate of Boston Law School. Prior to entering private practice in 1991, Mr. Bourbeau was the senior trial attorney in the Eminent Domain Division of the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General. He subsequently served as a Special Assistant Attorney General representing the Massachusetts Highway Department (MHD) and its Central Artery/Tunnel Project (CA/T), the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW), and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) (now the Department of Resource Conservation (DCR).

He has represented those and other public agencies, such as Mass Development, the Fall River Redevelopment Authority, and various municipalities on a number of complex, high value eminent domain and related real property cases across the state, from Edgartown to North Adams. In 1992, he defended the Commonwealth in the largest land damage trial in the state’s history, a claim of $100 million for the taking of the office building at 150 Causeway Street in Boston, adjacent to Boston Garden.

Mr. Bourbeau has represented numerous private landowners as well, obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements in their favor against various taking authorities, including the MBTA and MWRA. One such eminent domain case on behalf of a private landowner resulted in the 10th highest civil verdict statewide during 1998; another resulted in the 4th highest civil verdict statewide in 2007; in 2013 Mr. Bourbeau collaborated with Attorney George Moore of Devine & Millimet in Manchester, N.H. in obtaining a $13.5 million eminent domain verdict against the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT).

Mr. Bourbeau has extensive experience with the legal issues pertaining to real property acquisitions, including title issues and relocation, and land disposition by public bodies. Mr. Bourbeau also represents numerous private clients in matters pertaining to real property damages, inverse condemnation, nuisance, environmental contamination and damages resulting to the drawing down of water supplies, as well as general business litigation. In addition, he represents private clients in other complex civil litigation, including medical and legal malpractice, labor, civil rights and employment discrimination, first amendment cases, and commercial litigation. Mr. Bourbeau has substantial public speaking experience on relevant topics, including featured presentations to the American Bar Association Litigation Section, the National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives, the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers, the Greater Boston Board of Real Estate Appraisers and the City Solicitors and Town Counsel Association. He has taught numerous real estate and law related courses at Northeastern University’s University College and Newbury College. He also has served as an advisor in Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshops, and as a judge in its Ames Moot Court Competitions. He was the Chair of the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) program Navigating the Eminent Domain Process in 2006.

Bar Admissions: Massachusetts, United States District Court (MA), United States Court of Appeals (1st Circuit), United States Supreme Court