Pullman & Comley's Environmental Law and Litigation and Land Use practices have extensive experience in all aspects of environmental law, as well as with a full range of planning, zoning, inland wetlands, affordable housing and development matters. 

Our Environmental Law and Litigation attorneys handle matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies for situations involving all environmental media.  We also help clients in the acquisition and disposal of real estate assets and businesses that may have environmental concerns.  Our environmental attorneys are recognized for their deep understanding of the issues and ability to help clients stay current and respond to changing regulations.

Our Land Use attorneys represent national and state developers, municipalities, neighborhood groups, individuals and state agencies in land use matters, handling all phases of development projects from planning, preparation of applications, coordination of experts and presentations to land use and wetlands commissions, through related appeals and litigation.

In the area of Green Development, our attorneys serve clients in the growing and evolving areas of sustainability, green building, responsible property investing, green leasing and project finance. 



  • Represents a regional council of governments and the first certified Connecticut brownfield land bank in connection with the acquisition, remediation and decommissioning of a hydroelectric facility that includes power generation buildings and a dam that spans a major river in Connecticut. In addition to handling all aspects of the acquisition of the real estate and other assets of the hydroelectric company, Pullman's team has negotiated and coordinated permitting and regulatory approvals with multiple federal and state agencies with respect to decommissioning, environmental, land use and funding issues. The removal of the dam will permit the free flow of fish upstream for a distance of forty miles from Long Island Sound.
  • Represented a major solid waste and recycling facility in the negotiation of a Consent Order with DEEP.
  • Represents regional scrap metal processors and recyclers in connection with environmental, permitting, real estate and land use issues.
  • Served as outside environmental counsel to a major municipality regarding claims of widespread well contamination allegedly caused by a former municipal landfill. Successfully negotiated the withdrawal of litigation brought by area residents, oversaw the investigation of the real cause of the well contamination (pervasive use of pesticides by housing developers), coordinated with state and local environmental and health agencies to develop public education and remediation program that resulted in the long-term provision of safe drinking water for area residents.
  •  Served as counsel to numerous businesses involved in CERCLA contribution/recovery actions.
  •  Represents a regional council of governments on all environmental programs, including its   administration of the EPA Revolving Loan Program.


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