Liana is an associate in the firm's Real Estate, Environmental, Energy, and Land Use group and practices energy, environmental, real estate, and land use law. She represents developers in the permitting, siting and interconnection process for alternative energy projects, including representation in proceedings before the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and the Connecticut Siting Council. She also works with developers in the acquisition and redevelopment of legacy industrial Brownfields impacted by environmental conditions.
Liana has experience in the public sector with state and federal Brownfield loan and grant programs, and in the private sector assisting clients with environmental regulatory compliance before state and federal environmental agencies. Liana also supports the firm's environmental litigation practice and has defended private companies in civil environmental matters. Additionally, Liana has drafted loan documents, lease, and sale agreements for commercial real estate transactions and represents private entities seeking land use and zoning approvals from municipal boards and commissions.
During law school, Liana worked as a summer intern in the Office of the Attorney General where she researched environmental case law and legislation. She was also a member of the Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court, served as trivia chair of the Energy & Environmental Law Society and worked as an associate chemist at a global healthcare technology leader where she performed chemical characterization analysis and wrote standard operating procedures.
Honors & Recognitions
University of Connecticut School of Law Merit Scholarship
CALI Awards in Constitutional Law I and II
News & Insights
- The Hartford Club, 46 Prospect Street, Hartford, CT, 06.21.2023
- DEEP Issues Draft Guidance on Siting Solar Projects on Agricultural Lands: Virtual Public Meeting on August 16; Written Comments Accepted through August 3008.15.2023
- Benzinga Cannabis, 05.19.2023
Bar and Court Admissions
University of Connecticut School of Law, with honors, J.D., 2022
Southern Connecticut State University, B.S., 2015