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“I can provide practical solutions to complex issues due to considerable legal and industry experience.”

Alfred E. Smith, Jr., of counsel at Murtha Cullina, is a former managing partner of the firm and also served as chair of the Regulatory practice.

Al practices in the areas of environmental and municipal law. He has extensive experience in all areas of environmental law. He regularly advises clients with respect to regulatory compliance issues and in connection with environmental issues associated with real estate and corporate transactions.

Al has written and spoken on many environmental law issues including the impact of bankruptcy proceedings, fiduciary liability under environmental laws, employee and community “right-to-know,” air quality and “Brownfields” redevelopment.

He regularly counsels municipal clients in matters ranging from governance to finance and land use. He also has devoted substantial time in representing clients in the development, permitting and operation of energy generating facilities including those using fossil fuels, refuse and renewable sources. Al is a former adjunct professor at the University of New Haven Graduate School, where he taught environmental law.

Al is the Town Attorney for Avon. He has served as a member of the Town Plan and Zoning Commission of the Town of Woodbridge, and was Chair of the Charter Revision Commission.

  • Connecticut Bar Association

    • Environmental Law Section

      • Secretary (1998-1999)

      • Vice-Chair (1999-2000)

      • Chair (2000-2001)

      • Executive Committee (1993)

  • New Haven County Bar Association

    • Environmental Law Committee

      • Secretary (1990-1992)

      • Vice-Chair (1992-1993)

      • Chair (1993-1994)

    • Recycling Committee, Chair (1990-1993)

  • United Way of Greater New Haven

    • Board Chair (2008-2011)

    • Campaign Chair (2005)

    • Board Vice-Chair (2006-2008)

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