Clients come to Jane to provide them with sophisticated, but practical, guidance on complex environmental and land use matters. Her problem-solving and results-oriented reputation comes from her cultivating strong working relationships with officials at every level of government and from her understanding that negotiating deals, obtaining permits and approvals, and resolving enforcement actions are not one-size-fits-all propositions. Whether getting cease and desist orders quickly lifted, negotiating substantial reductions in proposed penalties, or crafting creative settlements, she helps clients address environmental compliance while also allowing them to focus their time and money on growing their businesses.
Jane’s work ranges from assisting clients with environmental due diligence in important lending and merger and acquisition transactions, to handling permitting matters, to counseling on regulatory or enforcement matters related to wetlands and coastal developments. She advises companies on health and safety issues related to Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. Her stellar work representing her clients in these matters has led to her being asked to help draft new laws and policies and serve on several ad hoc committees and task forces formed by the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection to propose comprehensive amendments to the Connecticut Transfer Act and revisions to Connecticut’s environmental laws.
Jane is the immediate past co-chair of the Society for Women Environmental Professionals of Connecticut and former chair of the Connecticut Bar Association, Environmental Section. She is a founding member of McCarter’s Women’s Initiative Steering Committee, which presides over the policies that have led to McCarter receiving Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum for seven of the last eight years.