president, Boston Public Market
Donald W. Wiest is the President of Boston Public Market and a founding partner of Brennan, Dain, Le Ray, Wiest, Torpy & Garner, P.C. He focuses his law practice on complex zoning and related permitting work. Wiest served from 2001 to 2006 as the Land Use Counsel to the Boston Redevelopment Authority ("BRA"). In that capacity, he advised the BRA on a wide range of zoning and other land-use matters, including the permitting of nearly all large-scale projects involving complex zoning (such as PDAs, Urban Renewal Areas, and Institutional Master Plans); drafting new zoning governing significant areas of the city; and interpreting and drafting amendments to the Boston Zoning Code in a wide range of contexts. Wiest has given numerous presentations on development-related land-use issues at community meetings and public hearings. He worked closely on these matters with public officials throughout city and state government, private developers, and neighborhood groups and other public advocates. Wiest started his legal career at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago and then at Hale & Dorr's Boston Office.