Meg’s practice focuses on environmental litigation, environmental review and permitting, environmental due diligence of development projects, and renewable energy development.
Meg has experience with matters arising under a variety of federal and state environmental laws, and has represented clients in litigation under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). She frequently advises clients with respect to acquisition and remediation of contaminated properties, including under the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program, and negotiates environmental provisions of purchase and sale agreements. Meg also has experience advising clients on federal, state, and local permitting and environmental review for renewable energy and development projects, and represents Equinor Wind US in the permitting and development of Empire Wind and Beacon Wind 1. Most recently, Meg has counseled clients on compliance with New York City Local Law 97 of 2019, including negotiating lease terms.
Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Meg was an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Environmental Law Division of the New York City Law Department. She represented the City and its agencies in federal and state environmental litigation, and assisted City agencies with environmental regulatory compliance. Before working for the City, Meg clerked on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
Meg is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Environmental Law Review and was a student attorney for the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic. Before law school, Meg worked for an environmental nonprofit in New Delhi, India.
“High Performance Leases: A Solution for Reducing Carbon Emissions in Commercial Buildings,” Co-Author
For: Environmental Law in New York (co-authored with Audi Banny, Stuart Kaplan & Stephanie Margolis)
“State and Federal Site Contamination Law,” Presenter
For: HalfMoon Education Seminars
“Environmental Law: Developments in the Law of SEQRA”
For: 71 Syracuse L. Rev. 329
“Beyond PFAS 101: Understanding Technical Approaches in PFAS Liability Assessment,” Panelist
For: Webinar Hosted by Roux Associates (panelist)
“Sackett v. EPA”
For: Harvard Environmental Law Review