Performed legal research and analysis on statutory and regulatory compliance including violations of municipal separate storm sewer system permits, combined sewer overflow events, applicability of penalty awards, requirements of bona fide prospective purchaser defense and passive migration.
Weber Law Group LLPJanuary 2015 to CurrentASSOCIATE ATTORNEY Melville, New York
real property transactions and related litigation, landlord/tenant disputes, drafting contracts and sales agreements, commercial transactions and related litigation, environmental law, business formation and business law.
Hunsucker Goodstein PCAugust 2010 to January 2015ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY Washington
Counsel clients involved in business and real estate transactions with known or potential environmental issues.
Represent both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation matters.
Apply expertise of regulatory and statutory compliance particularly in the context of real estate damages and environmental risk.
Key Achievements * Provide subject matter expertise on environmental, health and safety issues in real estate and business transactions.
Work directly with clients and consultants to identify and resolve potential risk and exposure.
Draft and negotiate contractual documents to creatively address expected and unexpected developments that arise to keep the due diligence on track, balance risk, and close the deal.
Advise clients upon ownership of acquisition concerning environmental health and safety obligations to ensure compliance and ongoing stewardship * Successful first-chair litigation experience in complex multi-party matters.
Take and defend depositions of expert and fact witnesses.
Prepare witnesses for depositions as the Rule 30(b)(6) deponent and in personal capacities.
Motions practice on both evidentiary and dispositive issues.
Interface daily with top executives to provide status briefings, coordinate with in-house counsel, prepare clients for cross-examination, and respond to discovery demands * Develop and execute electronic discovery strategy including management of databases, compliance with ESI requirements, and continued assessment of document reviews and litigation readiness * Drive expert aspects of the case to further develop technical issues that enhance case strategy.
Apply chemical engineering background to balance the scientific issues and expert demands with clear communication of the objectives and strategy with clients and co-counsel * Experience with brownfield redevelopment projects, property damage and devaluation, releases of hazardous waste and petroleum, migrating contamination, and engineering controls/use restrictions * Recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star (2014) * Routinely deliver clear, cogent legal writing and analysis to advance client directives.
Linowes and Blocher LLPAugust 2007 to July 2010ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY Bethesda, Maryland
Advised clients on real estate, regulatory compliance, and risk management issues concerning stormwater, green building, engineering controls and use restrictions, and state superfund and underground storage tank requirements.
Performed due diligence to secure financing, leasing, acquisition and disposition.
Key Achievements * Assisted clients with environmental issues in commercial and real estate transactions.
Counseled clients through Maryland and D.C.
voluntary cleanup programs * Executed a variety of real estate closings and transactions, including:.
Counseling clients on large-scale residential and commercial closings, drafting purchase and sale agreements, reviewing and resolving survey and title issues, and coordinating all aspects of closing process * Drafted and negotiated office, shopping center, retail, and ground leases, and construction contracts * Advised clients with litigation matters concerning environmental and landlord-tenant issues including statutory and regulatory compliance.
Vermont Law SchoolMay 2007Juris DoctorSouth Royalton, Vermont
May 2007Master of Studies: Environmental LawGPA: cum laudeEnvironmental Law cum laude Courses include Evidence, Income Taxation, Estates, Corporations, General Practice Program: Real Estate, Land Use Regulation, and Environmental Issues in Business Transactions * Teaching Assistant - Constitutional Law; VLS Student Ambassador * Student Bar Association/Town of Royalton Liaison; Royalton Planning Board, Clerk
University of MaineMay 2004Bachelor of Science: Chemical EngineeringOrono, MaineGPA: summa cum laudeChemical Engineering summa cum laude
New York University Schack Institute of Real EstateDecember 2015Certificate in Real Estate Finance and InvestmentNew York, New York
Courses include Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Financial Analysis, Real Estate Financial Modeling with Excel, and Real Estate Portfolio Management
Madison Paper IndustriesMadison, MaineGPA: Sappi Fine Papers, Somerset Mill, Maine, Lab Technician * Member of Tau Beta Pi: Engineering Honor Society - Top 10% of Engineering Students * Outstanding Student Leader Recipient, 2004; Sorority Woman of the Year, 2004 * University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation, Four Year Full Scholarship RecipientSappi Fine Papers, Somerset Mill, Maine, Lab Technician * Member of Tau Beta Pi: Engineering Honor Society - Top 10% of Engineering Students * Outstanding Student Leader Recipient, 2004; Sorority Woman of the Year, 2004 * University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation, Four Year Full Scholarship Recipient
Washington, DC Super Lawyer: Rising Star (2014) * New York Association of Real Estate Women (AREW) * Maryland State Bar Association, Environmental Law Council, Immediate Past Chair (2013-2014)
Author: New Regulations Governing Greenhouse Gases, Maryland Bar Bulletin, February 2014 * Co-author: Pushing the Envelope on Brownfield Remediation: Strategies and Case Studies that Maximize Limited Resources through Alternative Funding Sources, Environmental Practice, June 2011 * Co-author: Maryland and Virginia Chapters, Brownfields: A Comprehensive Guide to Redeveloping Contamination Property, 3d ed., ABA Publication, 2010 * Co-author: The Environmental Windfall Lien, ABA Probate & Property, May/June 2010 * Co-author: Green is Every Builder's Color, Washington Lawyer, March 2009 * Co-author: The Maryland Voluntary Cleanup Program, Maryland Bar Journal, May 2008 * Panelist: Trust & Estate Law, Essential Issues in Commercial Real Estate, ABA Section of Real Property, May 2008
balance, business law, C, chemical engineering, closing, contracts, Counseling, client, clients, databases, drafting, due diligence, environmental health and safety, Finance, financing, Financial Analysis, Financial Modeling, hazardous waste, Law, regulatory compliance, legal research, legal writing, litigation, Excel, Microsoft Office Suite, office, migration, Real Estate, retail, risk management, safety, sales, scientific, strategy, Teaching
New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate
Madison Paper Industries
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Juris Doctor Master of Studies : Environmental Law Bachelor of Science : Chemical Engineering Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Investment Courses include Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Financial Analysis, Real Estate Financial Modeling with Excel, and Real Estate Portfolio Management
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