Amy leads the Environmental practice with a focus on the environmental aspects of real estate and business transactions, including coastal development. She has built trust with her clients by providing practical business advice regarding regulatory compliance; conducting due diligence; remediating contaminated properties; meeting the requirements of water, wetland, and stormwater permitting standards; and, devising strategies for sensitive and contaminated properties through Brownfields redevelopment and green building practices. Amy's philosophy of communication and teamwork allows her to establish, maintain, and leverage positive relationships with environmental technical experts and government regulators. Her representative experience includes defending stormwater and CAMA permits against administrative and judicial challenges; assisting corporate and banking clients with projects facing environmental assessment, permitting, and enforcement issues; advising industrial and municipal clients on compliance with NPDES wastewater and stormwater requirements; and, assisting developers and community associations with stormwater permits. Amy is an accredited Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ("LEED") Green Associate. She also chairs Ward and Smith's Green Initiative to build and promote environmentally sustainable professional practices within the firm.
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