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Our environmental lawyers serve as lead counsel to industrial, commercial, real estate developers, and their lenders/investors addressing significant environmental, regulatory and compliance issues involving waste management, hazardous materials, and legacy contamination.

Our environmental lawyers serve as lead counsel to industrial, commercial, real estate developers, and their lenders/investors addressing significant environmental, regulatory and compliance issues involving waste management, hazardous materials, and legacy contamination. When environmental law issues result in litigation, no matter the toxicity of the brew, we have experienced courtroom lawyers ready to protect and creatively advance our clients’ interests.

Planting the seeds for a prosperous future.

Vermont and New Hampshire business owners face significant hurdles when it comes to addressing the legacy of environmental pollution and degradation, especially in a region known for its natural beauty and reliance on agriculture. Yet with the right know-how from DRM, legal avenues now exist to turn hazardous materials compliance issues into vehicles for commercial, residential, and utility-based enterprises.

Recent Victories

  • Transformation of former municipal landfill into ground-mounted solar facility through BRELLA program and by means of probate process and settlement with the State of Vermont.
  • Guidance through plant closure process for major industrial facility in Bennington, Vermont, despite large scale presence of PFAS in the area.
  • Lead counsel at Pine Street Canal EPA Superfund Site in Burlington, Vermont.
Attorney Kimberly Butler

Kimberly M. Butler

Director

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William J. Dodge

Director

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Joshua D. Leckey

Director

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Attorney Jennifer McDonald

Jennifer E. McDonald

Director

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Christopher Roy

Christopher D. Roy

Director

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John H. Marshall

Of Counsel

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Alexis L. Peters

Associate

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Laura A. Bezio

Paralegal

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Environmental Law & Hazardous Materials

Permit Reform Makes Strange Bedfellows

Attorney Chris Roy summarizes the major components and themes of the Act 250 reform package put forth by ANR and VNRC. 
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Wireless Services: What’s Special in Vermont?

Vermont has some important legal requirements to work through when it comes to building out a wireless network.  
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Managing Commercial Real Estate Leases: Vermont

This Q&A guide addresses questions related to state laws and customs on managing commercial leases in Vermont.
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The Commission on Act 250: Recommendations for Change

On January 11, 2019, the Commission on Act 250 released a 79-page report that recommends significant changes to Act 250 and proposed legislation.
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