Leigh Gilligan counsels clients on environmental and land use matters, including licensing and permitting, compliance counseling, and advising on the environmental aspects of business, lending and real estate development transactions. Leigh represents parties involved in federal and state hazardous waste sites, handling legal proceedings, private cost recovery actions and dealings with governmental agencies. She also represents parties in state and local administrative enforcement proceedings involving wetlands, tidelands, and Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act reviews.
She regularly represents lenders in evaluating, managing and resolving environmental issues, including preparing environmental opinions related to loans and bond issuances. She also has extensive experience addressing environmental issues involved in the purchase and sale of land and businesses, including confirming and securing liability protections and economic incentives for Brownfields redevelopment.
Leigh provides environmental compliance counseling to businesses and works with site owners and developers in addressing the management of environmental issues and permitting for development work.
A frequent author and lecturer on environmental-related topics, she has been an Instructor/Guest Lecturer at MIT’s Center for Real Estate. She also serves as a Commissioner on the Newton Conservation Commission in the City of Newton, Massachusetts. Chambers commentators have described Leigh Gilligan as “very helpful and responsive” with a solid and broad-ranging environment and land use practice.