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PRESS RELEASE: Lee D. Hoffman Named as Co-Chair of New Governor’s Energy Working Group

December 9, 2010

HARTFORD:  Lee D. Hoffman, an attorney with Pullman & Comley, LLC, has been appointed co-chair of Connecticut Governor-Elect Dan Malloy’s Energy Policy Working Group. 

The Energy Policy Working Group will help the new administration with policy advice in the area of energy, including lowering electric rates in Connecticut and increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy efforts.  Attorney Hoffman will lead the group with Kathryn Moschella of Sustainable Stamford.

Based in Pullman & Comley’s Hartford office, Lee advises clients on various energy and environmental matters, including counseling them on compliance issues, the siting of traditional and renewable electric generation facilities, conducting utility rate proceedings before the DPUC, the redevelopment of contaminated properties (“brownfields”) to productive use, advising companies on the ramifications associated with the acquisition or divestiture of assets, regulatory interpretation and conducting facility audits.  Lee was also recently appointed by Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney to the General Assembly’s Brownfields Working Group.

Lee is the Vice Chair of the Public Utilities Section and the Treasurer of the Environmental Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.  Lee also is a Steering Committee member of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s Environmental Policies Council,  the Secretary for the Town of Windsor’s Redevelopment Authority and a member of the executive committee of the board of directors of the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity.  He was recently named to the 2011 Connecticut Super Lawyers list in the area of energy and natural resources, and Who’s Who Legal in the area of environmental law.  Lee is also listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers to Businesses.  

Lee earned his B.A. in environmental science and political science from Tulane University in 1991, his J.D. from George Washington University in 1994 and his LL.M. in environmental law, with highest honors, from George Washington University in 1996.  Lee serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Connecticut’s School of Law.

Lee resides in Windsor, Connecticut with his wife, Carolyn and their two children. 

For more about the standards for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers, please see http://www.superlawyers.com/connecticut/selection_details.html.  For more information on Who’s Who Legal, go to WhosWhoLegal.com; and visit www.chambers.com for more about the standards for inclusion in Chambers.

Pullman & Comley, LLC provides a wide range of legal services to clients in the New England region, as well as throughout the United States and internationally.  The firm’s major practice areas include corporate and business, health care, litigation, public and commercial finance, property valuation, real estate and environmental, and trusts and estates.  The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford and White Plains.  For more information, please visit www.pullcom.com.