John Casey is a partner of the firm in its Real Estate Development Section, where he concentrates his practice on land use and environmental matters, with particular emphasis on coastal management, development, and permitting and littoral and riparian water rights. John’s practice covers all aspects of planning, zoning, wetland permits and approvals, as well as litigation related to land use permitting and property rights. You can view his full bio here.
Emily Deans is a member of the Environmental + Utilities Group, representing clients in the areas of environmental, energy, telecommunications, and utilities law. Emily regularly monitors and reports on regulatory developments in the energy and utilities field throughout New England. You can view her full rc.com bio here.
Peter Knight is a partner in the firm’s Environmental + Utilities Group, where he focuses on environmental litigation, defense of agency enforcement actions, and regulatory matters. He regularly assists clients with private cost recovery and complex multiparty CERCLA cases and class actions, as well as environmental remediation projects. He also represents companies and individuals in a variety of government investigations headed by the EPA, the Coast Guard and other state and federal agencies. Peter also has advised companies on developing and implementing corporate compliance programs and environmental management systems. You can view his full bio here.
Bob Melvin’s practice includes environmental compliance and litigation and related land use, corporate, and real estate work. His clients include commercial and industrial businesses as well as municipalities and individuals.
Mr. Melvin counsels clients in local, state, and federal permit and siting proceedings; compliance strategies; enforcement matters; transactions, including site and project due diligence, scoping, and sequencing; and litigation. His experience both as an environmental attorney and formerly as an environmental engineer helps him appreciate the mix of legal and technical issues affecting his clients’ matters. Read his full bio on rc.com.
Richard’s practice has focused on environmental and natural resources law for more than 25 years. He advises a wide range of clients with respect to the due diligence, strategic planning and environmental and natural resource aspects of their real estate development projects, mergers and acquisitions and natural resource matters including water supply projects. Richard also assists clients with new operations and business expansion plans that require permits and approvals from federal agencies such as the USEPA and the Corps of Engineers, as well as state and local authorities. Find his full bio on rc.com.
Peter dedicates his practice to construction and surety law; business litigation; contract drafting; and negotiation. He has represented clients, including construction managers, general contractors, and trade contractors, in both state and federal courts in a wide variety of litigation matters as well as in arbitrations and mediations. Peter has also handled business torts and equitable causes of action and has obtained for clients such remedies as injunctions, orders to quiet title, and judgments of foreclosure of mechanics’ liens and other security instruments. Peter regularly practices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. Read his full bio here.