Jennifer has over 20 years of experience working with clients on environmental and land use matters. She regularly advises clients on how to assess environmental liabilities, manage environmental risks, value property, comply with environmental laws, and structure the purchase or acquisition of contaminated properties. She also defends clients against informal and formal governmental enforcement actions for violations of state and federal statutory laws and regulations, including appeals of those actions before administrative hearing officers. Jennifer has both defended and prosecuted environmental and other regulatory claims in Rhode Island and Massachusetts courts.
In addition to her environmental work, Jennifer devotes a significant portion of her practice to environmental and development project permitting before local planning and zoning boards and state agencies. Jennifer has handled numerous contested land use and zoning matters, in which she has represented her clients interests as applicants and objectors before local councils and boards, as well as state agencies and courts. Jennifer is well versed in administrative law, public notice requirements, and appellate procedures associated with municipal and state rule making and permitting.