Maura McCaffery, Esq.


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Maura has been a land use and environmental lawyer for New England companies for more than a decade. She has worked on development projects and land sales, managing consultant relationships and overseeing compliance and due diligence. She joined Boreal in 2010 to manage government contracts, environmental due diligence, and federal, state, and local permitting, with a focus on federal and GSA schedule projects. Maura also plays a critical role in analyzing and negotiating renewable energy project development documents, including equipment purchase agreements, construction and maintenance contracts, and warranty agreements.

She is adept at coordinating complex transactions and regulatory approval matters for corporate and institutional clients in the U.S. and abroad. Advising a major university, she counseled on the purchase of a former Army Materials Technology Lab in Watertown, MA.  The work included reviewing environmental site assessments with negotiations involving the MA Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and EPA.

At Boston law firms Bingham McCutchen and Goulston & Storrs, Maura worked with a range of clients, including several lenders participating in nationwide cogeneration projects and a buyer of electric utility assets in Massachusetts. She reviewed and analyzed the operational permits and quantified specific environmental compliance costs.

Maura holds a LEED Green Associate accreditation in support of her efforts to promote and facilitate green project design, construction and operations.


Maura is a resource for permitting, approvals, legal compliance and contract management, with experience on large-scale utility, energy and telecommunications ventures including international regulatory affairs. Able to see both sides, she has prosecuted and defended hazardous waste cases – including Superfund sites. She also has supported internal operations, advising clients on environmental audit procedures.

  • BA - Neuropsychology, University of Pennsylvania
  • JD - Boston University School of Law
  • Admitted to Massachusetts Bar
  • LEED Green Associate, U.S. Green Building Council

Maura founded Devon Grace Designs, a professional portrait photography studio, where she uses both digital and film media.

“LEED Green Associate” and the LEED Green Associate logo are trademarks owned by the U.S. Green Building Council and are awarded to individuals under license by the Green Building Certification Institute.