Mary Jo Andrews practices in the areas of real estate, land use and municipal law, representing clients not only in a wide range of conveyancing and leasing transactions, but also in public/private urban redevelopment projects. On zoning matters, she represents private schools, hospitals and similar institutions with development projects on their campuses. Mary Jo also has experience with the real estate aspects of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Environmental Land Use Restrictions.
Mary Jo has developed a special knowledge of local, state and federal historic preservation law. She regularly advises clients on matters relating to the ownership of historic property. Mary Jo is particularly interested in housing issues and represents nonprofit developers of supportive housing in the real estate, zoning, financing and leasing aspects of these transactions, and she has worked on real estate aspects of affordable housing developments.
Mary Jo served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ernest C. Torres, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island. Prior to law school, she was a speechwriter and manager of corporate communications services at Textron Inc. She was also a program specialist for the National Endowment for the Humanities and a staff associate for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.