Molly A. Lawrence

Molly A. Lawrence, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Seattle, Environmental and Real Estate Law Attorney
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Professional Biography

Molly counsels public and private clients in all facets of land use law. Her practice includes helping clients navigate divergent federal, state and local statutes and regulations, including drafting new and revised laws and regulations, and advising clients through the legislative process. Molly has considerable experience permitting medium- and large-scale commercial projects and is adept at developing an overall strategy for taking a proposal from conception through construction. In addition to permitting and legislative work, Molly regularly litigates zoning and permit-related appeals before local governments, the Washington Growth Management Hearings Board, and in state and federal court. Early in her practice, Molly focused her efforts in telecommunications, appearing before dozens of tribunals as part of assisting several wireless telecommunication providers to launch and maintain their wireless networks in the Pacific Northwest. More recently, Molly has developed a specialty helping clients address ongoing changes in the regulations affecting development within floodplains.

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The National Law Review names Van Ness Feldman a 2022 Go-To Thought Leader in the field of environmental law for their coverage of this year’s changes to NEPA regulations. On April 20, 2022, the Council on Environmental Quality published a final rule reversing strategic changes made under the Trump administration; authors Rachael L. Lipinski, Jenna R. Mandell-Rice, Molly A. Lawrence, and Jonathan D. Simon detailed at-length the changes that companies should expect once the regulations went into effect, as well as the overall impact the new policy would have going forward.


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