Dylan concentrates his practice in disputes involving real estate, land use, environmental issues, and administrative law.
His experience includes representing developers and property owners in zoning, permitting, and land-use litigation, including litigation under the Massachusetts state zoning act (chapter 40A), state hazardous-waste laws, wetlands laws, waterways laws, and other federal and state environmental statutes and regulations, as well as handling a wide range of general business litigation. Dylan also has experience in product-liability matters, including cases involving consumer products mass torts, in addition to professional-malpractice defense.
Dylan has extensive experience practicing in federal and state courts, including the Massachusetts federal courts, the state’s Land Court and superior courts, and the Massachusetts Court of Appeals and Supreme Judicial Court. Dylan has participated in four landmark environmental cases before the Supreme Judicial Court: Bank v. Thermo Elemental, 451 Mass. 638 (2008), Moot v. Golledge, 448 Mass. 340 (2007), Kain v. Department of Environmental Protection, 474 Mass. 278 (2016), and most recently Armstrong v. Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs 490 Mass. 243 (2022).
Prior to joining B&D, Dylan worked in private practice in Boston, MA.
- Amherst College (B.A., cum laude, 1987)
- Northeastern University School of Law (1995)
- U.S. District Court - Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals - First Circuit
- Boston Bar Association
- Member, Environmental Sustainability Task Force, 2011-2023
- former Co-Chair, Wetlands and Waterways Committee
- Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts
- Member, Environmental Committee, 2012-Present
- Member, Litigation Committee, 2012-Present
- Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., frequently serve as a faculty member
- The Food Project, Inc. (Board of Trustees, Chairman, 2014; Board of Trustees, Treasurer and Executive Committee member, 2008-2016)
- Former counsel to the Professional Conduct Committee of the National Council of Architect Registrations Boards (NCARB), which reviews disciplinary actions taken by Member Boards or courts of law against NCARB certificate holders (architects) and recommends whether NCARB should continue to provide certificates that enable architects to practice with reciprocity in states in which they are not licensed.
Honors & Awards
- The Best Lawyers in America©, Recognition in Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation, (2013-2024)
- Chambers and Partners USA, Ranked in Band 2 for Environmental Law, (2019-2023)
- Massachusetts Super Lawyers, (2013-2023)