Margaret “Peg” R. Stolfa represents clients on permitting, compliance and litigation relating to a wide range of environmental laws. She frequently counsels clients in administrative matters including regulatory interpretation and policies, rule-making, compliance, strategic permitting and licensing, enforcement and adjudication. Her practice includes environmental due diligence, brownfields redevelopment and sustainability considerations in the context of complex real estate transactions and litigation support as well as wetlands, waterways and infrastructure permitting.
She also serves as general counsel providing client assistance in employment disputes and general liability matters. She assists clients with matters proceeding before Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state and federal courts.
Having served for almost 10 years as the General Counsel of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) prior to entering private practice, she is uniquely qualified to represent clients before state, local and federal agencies on a wide variety of matters. She was responsible for the review and counseling provided on all regulatory, policy development and enforcement matters at MassDEP, an agency implementing more than 60 statutes and regulatory programs that businesses interact with every day, as well as assisting with contract and collective bargaining issues. Her experience allows her to provide strategic guidance that result in timely and comprehensive permitting outcomes that directly influence project success. Of particular interest to development clients is her work on the Commonwealth’s Brownfields Strategy, including participation in the Commonwealth’s Brownfield’s Advisory Committee and the Legislatures’ Joint Committee on Natural Resource Workgroup that developed the 1998 Brownfields Act. Her knowledge of the law and ability to navigate the regulatory and public policy process provide her clients with a distinct advantage in managing projects to a successful completion.
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Boston Bar Association: Co-Chair, Air Quality and Climate Change Committee
Franklin Conservation Commission: Associate Commissioner
Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commission (MACC): Board Member