Pierce Atwood environmental law partner Michelle O’Brien was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Business Council of New England, Inc. The Board is made up of leaders from throughout the environmental industry who are “motivated to foster the development of New England’s environmental industry.”
Michelle O’Brien’s environmental law practice includes environmental and land use permitting and related litigation for various types of developments. She also defends companies in environmental enforcement matters at the federal, state, and local levels. A significant portion of her practice is spent representing private parties in cost recovery and property damage claims involving releases of oil and hazardous materials, and assisting with real estate and business transactions involving contaminated properties.
According to its website, the Environmental Business Council is a nonprofit organization originally established in 1990 by environmental and energy company executives. The EBC was the first organization in the United States established to support and foster the development of the environmental industry. Its goal is to enhance business and job growth of both established and emerging environmental and energy businesses.
Michelle O’Brien has been active in the EBC for many years. She currently serves on the Energy Resources Committee and has chaired programs for the Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee and Solid Waste Committee.