Joyce concentrates her practice on renewable energy, environmental regulation, and litigation. Her experience includes advising solar developers on structuring and negotiating renewable energy transactions, including the purchase and sale of renewable energy projects, as well as assisting NYSERDA on issues related to the New York Offshore Wind Master Plan. Joyce has also assisted clients navigate environmental issues ranging from stormwater discharges and underground storage tanks to CERCLA and the New York Brownfield Cleanup Program. She is a graduate of the New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute, and has been named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists for Environmental Litigation and Environmental Law.
Joyce maintains an active pro bono practice, and recently represented the National Parks Conservation Association in an appeal and negotiations to protect the natural and historic resources of Valley Forge National Historic Park from increased pollution from stormwater runoff.
Before joining SPR, Joyce had served as the Connecticut Director of Environment Northeast, now Acadia Center, where she acted as lead counsel on issues before the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and focused on advancing policy and regulatory solutions to transform the energy system. She also served as the State Senate President’s designated environmental representative on the Connecticut Energy Advisory Board.
Her work in Connecticut and in the Northeast advocated for expanded investment in cost-effective energy efficiency and working to protect and strengthen existing policy mechanisms to decarbonize the electric supply. In addition, Joyce has extensive experience in intellectual property disputes and transactions, specifically relating to patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and has on numerous occasions been named one of New York’s Super Lawyers Rising Stars for Intellectual Property.
“Environmental Law: Developments in the Law of SEQRA, 2017-2018 Survey of New York Law,” co-author Mark A. Chertok & Allison Sloto
For: Syracuse Law Review, Vol. 69, No. 4
“Policy Paper: Connecticut Energy Policy & the Role of Efficiency,” co-author
For: University of Connecticut School of Law, Center for Energy and Environmental Law