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.
Member, Subcommittee 2, “Reporting of Newly-Discovered Historical Releases”, established by the Connecticut Legislative Working Group on Creation of Release-Based Remedial System, created pursuant to PA 20-9
Yale School of the Environment Alumni Association Board
Yale Blue Green Inaugural Board of Directors
Connecticut Business & Industry Association, Energy & Environmental Council, Steering Committee, 2009-2016
Best Lawyers® – Tax Law, 2023
Chambers USA Guide – Environmental Law, 2022
Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers® in New Haven, Connecticut – Environmental Law, 2021
Best Lawyers® – Environmental Law, 2018-2021
Connecticut Super Lawyers® and New England Super Lawyers® – Environmental Law, 2017-2020
AV Preeminent, 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
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 childcare facility.
Represented the owners of a small community water system in the transfer of the system to a regional water company.