Real Estate Law & Land Use

A Tradition of Excellence in Real Estate Law

Most real estate issues are detail oriented, deadline driven and involve large sums of money. Over the past 75 years, the attorneys of Ankeles, Vontzalides, Ambeliotis & Delaney, LLP, have established an excellent record of success in real estate law and litigation.  Our law firm is known for getting the job done, and getting it done right.

With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, our Peabody real estate attorneys represent and advise individual and commercial clients on all aspects of real estate, including issues such as:


  • Land acquisition and development
  • Commercial lending
  • Refinancing and loan restructuring
  • Short sales
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Representation of buyers and sellers at closings
  • Condominium conversions and development
  • Landlord and tenant matters
  • Title examination
  • Real estate taxation
  • Commercial leasing
  • Ground leasing
  • Representation of national retailers and developers in local projects
  • Chapter 40 B affordable housing projects
  • Chapter 40 R "Smart Growth" development
  • Real estate tax abatements
  • Utilities
  • Adverse possession and eminent domain
  • Dealing with real estate in trusts or probate
  • Real estate litigation and appeals

Our longstanding reputation for quality legal representation gives clients a level of assurance in our work. We have the experience required to address and successfully resolve any issue that might arise. Our law firm is known for solving complex real estate problems expeditiously, correctly and to our clients' satisfaction.

We are approved counsel for several lenders doing business in both residential and commercial real estate transactions. We are also agents for several title companies. In addition, our lawyers represent numerous real estate developers and builders in land acquisition, permitting and zoning matters.

We regularly represent clients in real estate disputes, including issues such as boundary trespasses, boundary disputes, access and egress, easements, coastal riparian issues and many other issues.


Experienced Real Estate Land Use Lawyer

At Ankeles, Vontzalides, Ambeliotis & Delaney, LLP, we know that a delay in obtaining a permit or variance can be costly in many ways. Failure to obtain necessary permits or a protracted land use dispute can stop a project before it begins.

That is why businesses, individuals and large national corporations rely on Ankeles, Vontzalides, Ambeliotis & Delaney, LLP, to help secure all necessary permits and approvals. Since 1936, we have helped property owners and developers with their land use and zoning proceedings and appeals.

Our Peabody land use and zoning attorneys regularly appear before planning boards, city councils, boards of selectmen, liquor boards, rent control boards, housing appeals committees and other governmental or regulatory bodies. Should a dispute arise, our real estate litigation attorneys will work to resolve it as quickly and cost effectively as possible.

We are effective advocates in all areas of zoning and land use law, including cases involving:


  • Definitive subdivisions
  • Special permits
  • Variances
  • Conservation work
  • Orders of conditions
  • Massachusetts Environmental Protection Act (MEPA), including wetland management and appeals
  • State permitting
  • Coastal zone management
  • D.E.P.
  • Use of railroad property
  • Licensing commissions
  • Affordable housing projects
  • Eminent domain

Let us put our decades of experience to work for you. We can quickly analyze your project, assess the challenges it faces and create a plan for meeting your goals.

For experienced legal representation in all issues related to land use, zoning and property disputes, please
contact Ankeles, Vontzalides, Ambeliotis & Delaney, LLP, by e-mail or call 978-531-7000.