Attorney Ann Catino provides legal advice to businesses from a wide range of industries in every type of environmental law matter, whether it is in the field of air, water discharge, water diversion, or solid waste, and counsels clients in all matters of land use, real estate development, the purchase, sale and lease of contaminated property, regulatory compliance, and property remediation. She routinely negotiates the nuances for compliance with the Transfer Act and brownfield and contaminated property redevelopment. Ann regularly appears before federal and state environmental and siting agencies, local regulatory boards and all courts in environmental enforcement actions, private cost recovery claims, and commercial disputes regarding environmental issues.
Ann serves as Co-Chair of the State’s Brownfield Working Group, a role she has occupied since 2006. She is presently a member of the DEEP’s Release Based Working Group, which has been charged by the legislature to assist DEEP as it chart’s a new path for Connecticut’s cleanup program. Ann testifies regularly on environmental bills before the Connecticut General Assembly and volunteers many hours developing approaches to practical, cost-effective laws that are also protective of the environment.
Ann has been named to the Top 25: Women Connecticut Super Lawyers list, as well as the Top 50: Women New England Super Lawyers. For more than a decade, she has been annually selected by Super Lawyers® in the areas of Environmental, Land Use / Zoning and Environmental Litigation. Ann has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in the categories of Litigation – Environmental as well as Litigation – Land Use & Zoning since 2013. In addition, Ann has been recognized by Chambers USA for over ten consecutive years in the Environment section.
Ann earned her JD from the University of Kentucky College of Law, her MPA from Syracuse University, Maxwell School, and her AB from St. Anselm College, where she also was served for 10 years as a member of the Board of Trustees, completing her term by serving her final two years as Board Chair. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut and the District of Connecticut.