Founding Member

Anatoly M. Darov, PE

Overview

Anatoly Darov represents public and private sector clients in design, construction, environmental, and commercial real estate matters.  He acts on behalf of clients on the delivery of capital infrastructure and building projects with a particular focus on project delivery methods, environmental permitting, design, procurement, construction, financing, and contracting.  Anatoly's clients include:

  • public agencies and authorities 

  • colleges & universities 

  • charter schools 

  • real estate developers

  • architectural, engineering, and project management firms

  • construction contractors and suppliers

  • private clients


Anatoly is actively involved with a number of professional and trade association including NAIOP, the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, the ACEC Legal Counsel Forum, as well as other local and national construction and real estate industry organizations.


He is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, New York, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.  Anatoly is also a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has worked in an engineering capacity on a variety of major building and infrastructure projects.

Experience

  • Represented the Massachusetts State College Building Authority as design and construction projects counsel in connection with its capital building program across a nine-campus state university system.

  • Represented the town of Weymouth in connection with extensive amendments and related negotiation of state law and development agreements related to the redevelopment of the South Weymouth Naval Air Station.

  • Represented various industrial properties owners and operators in connection with Clean Water Act compliance.

  • Represented Rockport Music, a private not-for-profit institution, in connection with site assembly, environmental permitting, and design and construction procurement for new performing arts center.

  • Represented the University of Massachusetts Building Authority in connection with design and construction matters related to its capital building program across a five campus university system including the delivery of a $130 million dual-fuel combined heat and power (CHP) facility serving over 2 million square feet of academic and residential space.

  • Represented a Massachusetts-based civil engineering firm in connection with its merger and acquisition activities.

  • Represented a large public charter school connection with leasing and redevelopment matters related to its facilities.

  • Represented a large construction materials supplier in connection with environmental compliance matters arising from its operations.


Speaking Engagements

  • "Water Infrastructure: Past, Present, and Future," Speaker, Boston Bar Association CLE Seminar, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2017

  • "Technology and Construction: Drones," Speaker, Practising Law Institute - Building Better Construction Contracts, New York, New York, December 2016

  • "P3 Bootcamp 2016," Faculty, National Council on Public-Private Partnerships, Jackson, MS, October/November 2016

  • "Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Applications for A/E Firms and Risk Management," Speaker, ACEC Webinar, Colorado Springs, Colorado, February 2016

  • "Public-Private Partnerships: Roundtable Discussion on the Funding Source to Rebuild America's Infrastructure," Speaker, Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Boston, Massachusetts, January 2016

  • "Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Risk Management and Insurance," Speaker, American Bar Association - Forum on Construction Law Fall Meeting, Austin, Texas, October 2015

  • "The ABCs of P3s," Speaker, Massachusetts Municipal Association Annual Meeting & Trade Show, Boston, Massachusetts, January 2015

  • "The New Retainage Law and What it Means for Development,"Speaker, NAIOP Government Affairs Roundup, Boston, Massachusetts, October 2014

  • "Public-Private Partnerships," Speaker, Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Yarmouth, Massachusetts, October 2014

  • "What Contractors Need to Know About OCIPs and CCIPs," Speaker, Associated Builders and Contractors Massachusetts Breakfast Meeting, Woburn, Massachusetts, October 2013


Articles & Publications

  • "The 2017 A201 Deskbook," ABA Forum on Construction Law, Chapter 11 (Insurance), Co-Author

  • "What Charter Schools Need to Know About the 2016 Public Records Overhaul," Burns & Levinson Schools & Colleges Update, September 2016

  • "Public-Private Partnerships Bridge the Gap," Banker & Tradesman, May 2016

  • "Public-Private Partnerships Offer Alternative Model for Water Infrastructure," Municipal Advocate Volume 28, No. 2, May 2015

  • "Solving the Public Works Infrastructure Funding Gap: Public-Private Partnerships," Municipal Law Quarterly Volume IV, Issue III, Spring 2015

  • "Massachusetts Enacts New Retainage Law Applicable to Private Construction Projects," C/M Construction Journal, August 2014

  • "A Primer on Public-Private Partnerships," CIM Construction Journal, December 2013

  • "Can the Private Sector Help Solve the Infrastructure Funding Gap?" Burns & Levinson Focus Newsletter, Spring 2013

  • "Design & Construction Practice: 2012 Year in Review," Burns & Levinson Design & Construction Update, January 2013

  • "Federal District Court Overturns Municipal Responsible Employer Ordinance," BSCESNews, November 2011

  • "Massachusetts Enacts Design Professional Lien Law," Bums & Levinson Design & Construction Update, February 2011


Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law 

  • Boston Bar Association, Real Estate Section, Construction Law Committee

  • NAIOP/Massachusetts

  • American Council of Engineering Companies, Legal Counsel Forum

  • American Institute of Architects

Honors & Awards

  • University of Massachusetts, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Academy of Distinguished Alumni (2017)

  • University of Massachusetts College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Alumni Award (2013)

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2011-2012)

  • Boston Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project Denis Maguire Pro Bono Award (2002)​


Board Service

  • The Engineering Center of Boston, Inc., Director (2010-2013).  Served as Director of an organization providing administrative management services to numerous professional engineering societies and trade organizations.  

  • The Engineering Center Education Trust, Trustee (2010-2013).  Served as a Trustee of an education and charitable not-for-profit trust working to foster education and research in civil engineering and related fields.  

  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Region 1 Governor.  Served as a Governor of ASCE Region 1 responsible for fostering and facilitating communication between the National Governing Board of ASCE and the local Sections and Branches of the Society. 

  • Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE, President.  Over a period of 16 years, served as President (2008-2009) and held various positions in the technical groups and board of government of the Boston Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.  Served as the 2002 BSCES Legislative Fellow to the Massachusetts Legislature through a program designed to provide the General Court with access to the resources of the design and construction community.