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Kathleen Connolly to Present Environmental Seminars

February 11, 2010

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KATHLEEN E. CONNOLLY TO PRESENT TWO SEMINARS
ON ENVIRONMENTAL LEGAL ISSUES

Boston, MA (February 11, 2010)… Kathleen E. Connolly, an environmental and land use attorney with Murtha Cullina LLP, will be presenting two upcoming seminars on environmental legal issues.

The first will be a full day seminar entitled “Advanced Environmental Law” at the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC) Annual Environmental Conference. The conference is the largest environmental conference in New England, and Ms. Connolly will present practical tips and important updates in environmental laws and court decisions to municipal conservation agents and board members. The seminar will take place on February 27th at Holy Cross College.

Ms. Connolly will also be a presenting a record-keeping seminar on March 27th at the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition’s Annual Conference. She will address how accurate and complete record-keeping can keep organizations in compliance with federal, state and local laws, can make them less susceptible to litigation, and can help them operate more effectively.

About Kathleen E. Connolly
Ms. Connolly has a wide range of experience in land use and environmental law with an emphasis on zoning and conservation. She represents restaurants, industry, manufacturing and retail businesses in a wide range of permitting matters before city, town, and state permitting authorities and in related litigation. She also counsels municipalities on drafting and implementing effective wetlands, zoning by-laws and health regulations, handles zoning and wetlands permitting appeals in the Superior Court, Appeals Court and Land Court as well as wetlands appeals before the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Division of Administrative Law Appeals.

As a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commission (MACC), Ms. Connolly conducts seminars on environmental law, provides legal advice to the state's conservation commissions through a telephone hotline and regularly publishes articles in the monthly newsletter. She also serves on the Department of Conservation and Recreation's Technical Steering Committee developing recommendations to the DCR for management of its forest and benefits for the citizens of Massachusetts and the environment.

Prior to joining Murtha Cullina, Ms. Connolly was a principal at a Boston law firm for 16 years. She also served as a writer and educator at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Public Affairs Division of the New England Region.

About Murtha Cullina LLP
With over 130 attorneys in six offices throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts, Murtha Cullina LLP offers a full range of legal services to meet the local, regional, national and international needs of our clients. Our practice encompasses litigation, regulatory and transactional representation of businesses, governmental units, non-profit organizations and individuals. Core practice areas include litigation, labor and employment, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction, energy, health care, trusts and estates, affordable housing, real estate, land use, retail and hospitality, international business and Islamic financing.

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