J. Bradford Westgate
J. Bradford Westgate
Brad Westgate has practiced real estate and land use law for over 30 years. During this time he has represented builders, developers, individuals, corporations, non-profits, landlords, tenants and lenders.
It is common for Brad to take a project from beginning to end. He represents buyers to negotiate and execute purchase and sale agreements. He appears before land use boards to secure zoning, subdivision and site plan approvals. And, Brad processes closings while working with acquisition and construction lenders to bring projects to completion.
Brad has seen and experienced much during his years of practice. There have been at least two boom and bust cycles during that period. Regulatory processes have evolved. Brad’s experiences provide him with unique insight into the minds of buyers, sellers, lenders and regulators all to his clients’ great advantage.
Brad’s veteran land development clients appreciate his creativity, diligence and, of most all, hours upon hours of toiling. His clients know that his efforts make their projects work. Brad also has earned unwavering professional respect from land use regulators because of his innovative and logically sound analysis of land use issues.
Brad has brought to life numerous projects, including residential communities, new commercial sites and the redevelopment of old. His projects include a major expansion of a hospital’s main campus, the permitting of a substantial continuing care retirement community, the permitting and development of a facility for homeless veterans and the development of a non-profit’s new athletic and community facility in a complex multi-party transaction.
Early on, Brad had the great fortune to be involved in a complex land use matter that involved a proposal to create a chemical recycling facility adjacent to a brewery and atop an aquifer. His work culminated in a successful appeal to the N.H. Supreme Court in the case of Applied Chemical Technology, Inc. v. Town of Merrimack, 126 N.H. 45 (1985).
He has received the highest peer rating by Martindale Hubbell (“AV”) and continues to be named one of the Best Lawyers in America. He has been listed for a number of years as a leading individual in Chambers USA.
Despite spending countless hours for his clients, Brad has been generous with his time devoted to organizations assisting the homeless and single mothers. He takes particular delight in coaching kid’s basketball.
- New Hampshire (State and Federal Courts)
- Massachusetts (State and Federal Courts)
- J.D., Suffolk University Law School, cum laude (1978)
- L.L.M. in Taxation, Boston University School of Law (1983)
- B.A., Boston University, magna cum laude, (1975)