Frank Marinelli is the founder (1982) of the Marinelli Law Office, a Braintree-based law practice of approximately 35 years.  

Throughout his career, Attorney Marinelli has represented individuals and companies before boards and commissions dealing with land use, entitlements, zoning and real estate issues (Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Conservation Commission). 

Attorney Marinelli has researched, organized and delivered hundreds of presentations including matters concerning shopping centers, hotels, residential developments, industrial buildings, variances, special permits, zoning changes, site plan review, overlay districts, subdivisions, road discontinuance and other matters. Attorney Marinelli has been involved with Superior Court, Land Court and Federal Court litigation dealing with land issues – contract rights, variances, special permits, nonconforming uses, right of first refusal, subdivisions, building permits, civil rights as affected by regulatory action, and invalidation of a Town’s zoning bylaw section. Attorney Marinelli has represented clients in purchase and sale transactions, leases and commercial real estate negotiation and litigation. Working with owners/developers and as part of a team comprised of engineers, architects and other professionals, Attorney Marinelli has collaborated on many development and redevelopment projects, including:

Landing 53, a mixed use transit oriented $50 million redevelopment comprised of 172 residential units and over 11,000 s.f. of commercial space, located proximate to Greenbush commuter rail, and the first redevelopment in the new Braintree/Weymouth Landing zoning district, and negotiation of a real estate tax agreement to encourage redevelopment.


Seascape at Weymouth, a 50-unit condominium proposal at Weymouth Neck. 


Lenox Farms
, Braintree, MA (338 residential units), an over $80 million development by The Hanover Company of Houston, Texas

Union Station
, Braintree (304 residential units)

Ridge at Blue Hill, Braintree (186 residential units).

South Shore Place
, Braintree, MA, redevelopment of former Sheraton Tara property for Hyatt Place Hotel, Legal Seafoods and retail shoppes.

Herb Chambers Lexus dealership
, Hingham, MA

Residence Inn by Marriott
, Braintree, MA

Development of
CVS Stores
, Hingham, Braintree and Holbrook, MA

With projects such as hotels and restaurants, Atttorney Marinelli has also appeared before licensing commissions for public hearings dealing with liquor licenses (acquisition and transfer) as well as other licensing matters.