Mackie Shea, PC 
Fall 2017 Newsletter
After the extended summer weather, we are finally enjoying a crisp Fall in New England.  We have been making the most of our opportunities with compelling matters and numerous engagements with the environmental community.  
Learn more in our Firm Activities  and Firm Successes.
As David Johnston of MassDEP SERO said recently, when it comes to impacts from climate change, "You should believe your eyes."  While some at the federal level are operating with blinders (at best), Massachusetts continues to take prudent steps to prepare for impacts from global climate change
Emerging contaminants in New England states, the Article 97 implications of the  Smith v. Westfield  decision, and the latest state environmental regulations and judicial decisions are on tap in our Environmental Law Update.

With pro-bono legal help from Tom Mackie the Greenwood Memorial United Methodist Church in Dorchester recently replaced its roof and made significant other exterior repairs.   The Greenwood Church was constructed between 1900-1901 and designed by Boston architect Walter J. Paine. The building is a shingle-style Gothic Revival, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2016, the church received an emergency grant from the Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Projects Fund to address roof and wall leaks. 

Tom has provided pro-bono legal help to the Greenwood Church for over a decade.  His first project involved the installation of a handicap access ramp project co-sponsored by the Sudbury United Methodist Church sister congregation that Tom attends.  For the roof replacement project, Tom worked with Greenwood Trustee, Jeanette Merren, to document a loan from the United Methodist Foundation, satisfy requirements of the Mass Historical grant, and review the construction contract. 

A closer look at the extent to which the liability exemption under Section 5C of G.L. c. 21E would protect an owner from liability to respond to an emerging contaminant that is first discovered and first considered to be a hazardous material  after the owner has achieved a Permanent Solution.
After several year of steady performance and an advantageous position in the market, Mackie Shea, PC is looking to expand its business.  With the strength of our market presence, senior legal talent, and robust infrastructure, we are looking for like-minded attorneys to join our platform.  In connection with this venture, we are launching a new website at  Come take the site for a test drive and see if we are a good fit for your practice to grow with us.  

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