In addition to our reputation in municipal law generally, we are probably best known for our expertise in environmental controversies. We have represented public and private-sector clients in a wide range of natural resource conservation and environmental protection matters, arising under federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to wetlands protection, water quality and management issues, air emissions, odor control, toxic and hazardous materials, noise abatement and control, traffic mitigation, public nuisances, noisome trades and site assignments, and environmental impact analysis, in the context of compliance advice, permitting, enforcement proceedings, administrative appeals and litigation. Our services have involved regulatory drafting, strategic planning, site selection review, permitting assistance, enforcement and litigation.
We have participated in numerous matters involving the management of wetland resource areas, areas of critical environmental concern (ACEC) and scenic mountain resources for both public and private-sector clients. We have experience with the adoption, administration and enforcement of local wetland bylaws, with the implementation of airport runway safety areas and associated vegetation management plans, and with ACEC protection strategies. We have drafted countless land conservation restrictions, agricultural and historical preservation restrictions and special-purpose covenants regulating or restricting the use of land for natural resource protection purposes.