Land Use and Environmental
Litigation & Arbitration
Experienced Legal Counsel
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Individuals and Families
Highlights of Experience
Extensive litigation experience at the administrative, trial and appellate levels before local, state and federal agencies and state and federal courts.
Successfully represented one of nation’s largest producers of nuclear energy in administrative, trial and appellate courts concerning its withdrawal and discharge of cooling water.
Represented developers, universities and individuals in successfully obtaining land use approvals for educational, mixed-use, residential, and commercial development.
Successfully represented one nation’s top ivy league universities seeking land use approval for controversial new 225,0000 square foot school of management facility and the addition of two new residential colleges intended to increase undergraduate enrollment by fifteen percent.
Successfully defended, on behalf of applicants and municipalities, appeal of zoning approvals in state superior court by members of public opposed to mixed-use, educational and commercial land use projects.
Drafted successful motions to dismiss trial court actions seeking to enjoin the operation of nuclear power generating facility that generates forty-seven percent of Connecticut’s electricity and ninety-eight percent of its low-carbon electricity.
Drafted successful appellate and state supreme court briefs seeking to uphold dismissal of actions seeking to enjoin operation of power-generating facility.
Researched and drafted dispositive motions and oppositions to such motions in Superfund (Comprehensive Response Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”)) actions; led fact and expert witness interviews during investigation phases of remediation.
Represented power-generating companies, utility companies, and manufacturing companies on environmental compliance, investigations and enforcement actions.
Drafted agreements concerning environmental and land use issues as part of larger real estate, asset, and stock purchase transactions; led due diligence teams concerning same.
Drafted and filed successful brief in appeal to United States Immigration and Citizenship Services Administrative Appeals Office of a denial of a waiver for client seeking to be admitted to the United States. Ongoing representation of clients before San Francisco Immigration Court.
Successfully negotiated settlement eight-year old default judgment on client's behalf for a fraction of the judgment amount by challenging jurisdiction of Superior Court of San Mateo County.
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