Peter F. Harrington has been practicing law for over four decades. Peter practices civil and domestic relations litigation
; including preliminary and ex parte matters, discovery, master's hearings, jury and bench trials in District, Probate and Superior Court. Peter also focuses on title examinations and representation of single, family, commercial and vacant land and multi-residential buyers and sellers, preparation and review of commercial and residential leases, prosecution and defense of summary process actions. Another focus area is on zoning matters, including variances and special permit approvals. Peter assists clients with all phases of project development, including land acquisition, site planning, review of construction documents, general project supervision during construction, review of construction applications for payment, negotiations with brokers and buyers, having represented developers in the Boston area on 50+ projects.
Besides representing clients, Peter also held public office, serving on the Newton Charter Commission, the Newton Board of Aldermen, and Newton Youth Commission. From 1973-1979, Peter was the State Representative for Newton, where he was the legislative author of amendments revising Mass. General Law Chapter 121A (Urban Development) and legislative co-author of amendments revising MGL Chapter 40A (Zoning Act).