General Counsel Mission

The Office of General Counsel (“OGC”) of the Boston Planning & Development Agency strives to support the strategic goals of the BPDA by providing high quality legal counsel to protect and preserve the legal and ethical integrity of the agencies. 

Role at the Agency

OGC attorneys provide transactional real estate counsel to the BPDA staff through structuring, negotiating, and drafting all legal documentation required pursuant to urban renewal plans and projects, demonstration projects, the Article 80 development process and the Inclusionary Development Policy for affordable housing.  OGC attorneys represent and guide the BPDA through litigation and provide advice to staff by maintaining a knowledge of existing and pending legislation that impacts the business and operations of the BPDA.


The OGC is staffed by a general counsel, six experienced attorneys, one support person and various legal interns throughout the year.

For more information, please contact Lisa Herrington, General Counsel.