Tess C. Edwards

Tess Edwards advises clients on a broad range of land use matters. Drawing on her prior experience at the Land Court, Tess specializes in zoning and permitting matters — from supporting commercial and residential developers in obtaining local and wetlands permits, to litigating those permits on appeal. 

Tess has a passion for renewable energy development, and supports solar and battery storage developers in permitting and contracting. She also assists individual property owners with complex title matters, affordable housing law, and property disputes. 

Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Tess spent two years as law clerk to the Honorable Robert B. Foster of the Land Court Department of the Massachusetts Trial Court.

During law school, Tess was president of the Environmental Law Society and an instructor at law in Boston College’s Environmental Law Teaching Program. She gained experience in environmental and real estate law through her legal internships with Vineyard Wind, the Land Court (Hon. Michael D. Vhay), the Environmental Protection Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, and the U.S. Department of Interior’s Solicitor’s Office in Boston.

Tess also served as a student attorney with the Boston College Civil Litigation Clinic, representing clients before the housing and family courts.

Professional Activities
  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Real Estate Bar Association
  • Environmental Business Council of New England
  • Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE)