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  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Distinctions
  • News, Alerts & Publications
  • Events
  • Affiliations

Overview

Anne advises businesses, municipalities, financial institutions and individuals in the environmental aspects of commercial, corporate and real estate transactions.  Her clients include a wide range of entities, such as manufacturers, municipalities, petroleum marketers, non-profit social service organizations, schools, dry cleaners and a state bonding agency.  She has worked with clients to remediate and redevelop contaminated properties.   Anne helps her clients identify and understand the environmental laws that apply to their businesses and bring their operations into compliance with those environmental laws.  Anne’s work includes helping her clients identify clean-up and compliance obligations, quantify the risk associated with those obligations and manage that risk. She works closely with her clients and their consultants to seek creative, cost effective solutions to environmental problems.

Anne’s education in biology, geology and chemistry together with her work in the Geology Department at Brown University before law school have not only helped her understand and apply environmental laws and regulations but also help her speak the same language as consultants and engineers.

Experience

  • Counseled clients on environmental aspects of the sale of petroleum companies, a waste-to- energy plant, former electrical substation, manufacturing plants, health care facilities and other commercial and industrial sites
  • Assisted a client in the successful defense of a DEEP enforcement action in which the agency had sought more than $4.5 million in penalties
  • Negotiated agreements among a municipality, water companies, developers and property owners to extend public water systems into areas of contaminated groundwater
  • Represented a municipality in an appeal of a DEEP “community pollution” order to replace failed subsurface sewage treatment systems
  • Guided a non-profit social service organization through the remediation, financing and redevelopment of an abandoned city block to create a child care facility
  • Represented the owners of a small community water system in the transfer of the system to a regional water company

Distinctions

  • Listed in the 2018 Chambers USA Guide, in the area of Environmental Law
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, in the area of Environmental Law, 2018-2019
  • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® and New England Super Lawyers in the area of Environmental Law for 2017 – 2018 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
  • Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell © Peer Review Ratings
  • Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Comprehensive Evaluation and Transformation of Connecticut’s Clean-up Laws, Workgroup Co-Chair, Evaluation of Pollution Responsibility and Liability Relief Provisions
  • The Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Law
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Chair of the Environmental Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Planning & Zoning Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Legislative Policy and Review Committee
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Waterbury Bar Association
  • Connecticut Business & Industry Association, Energy & Environmental Council, Steering Committee (2009-2016)
  • Environmental Professionals’ Organization of Connecticut
  • Connecticut Society for Women Environmental Professionals

Community

  • Youth Continuum, Co-Chair of the Governance Committee (2014-2018
  • Newtown Inland Wetlands Commission (2005-2015, Chair 2007-2014)

Testimonials

Anne has much experience with transactional remediation issues

Chamber USA, 2018

Events & Speaking Engagements

Ethically Handling Your Piles of Client Files Seminar

12:00pm Fairfield County Bar Association

Legal Ethics of Email Seminar

8:45am Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale