Mackie Shea Durning, PC

Environment Department

Massachusetts
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What the team is known for Respected practice, noted for its litigation prowess and representations before state and federal regulatory agencies. Noted for its effective handling of licensing disputes. Broad experience in matters such as solid waste management, renewable energy plants, and residential and commercial developments. Clients include defense companies and municipalities.

Strengths Commentators say: "The firm is responsive, very well informed and provides superb strategic advice and action."

"Its lawyers are good at thinking out of the box and respond in a timely manner," notes a client.

Interviewees say: "It has a really in-depth knowledge of the environmental regulations and is familiar with the regulators."

Work highlights Advised Raytheon on the negotiation of an Administrative Consent Order and suspended penalty to restore wetlands impacted by mitigating flood damage.

Notable practitioners

John Shea does "a phenomenal job of translating the rules and regulations," says a source. He has a specialty in advising on issues relating to wetlands, water and hazardous waste laws.

Commentators say Peter Durning is "very strategic on important decisions." He provides "excellent litigation representation" in issues concerning water and wetlands.

Thomas Mackie is particularly well thought of for his expertise in the solid waste space. "He understands the nuances of state regulatory law and has a straightforward approach to all issues, even the most difficult ones," reports a client.