Elizabeth “Beth” Barton’s more than 25 years of experience in environmental and land use litigation, permitting and consultation, encompasses involvement at the federal, state and local levels, including for clients involved in manufacturing, energy, real estate, project development and restructuring. She assists a diverse array of clients with resource planning and compliance, project implementation, environmental considerations in transactions, Brownfields’ repurposing, environmental investigation and remediation, and cost recovery and contribution litigation. Beth provides legal services in support of innovative development projects, including large Brownfield restoration projects in Connecticut, such as the Brass Mill Center in Waterbury; smaller urban initiatives, such as the Learning Corridor in Hartford and the Blue Back Square development in West Hartford.
Beth writes and speaks often on land use and environmental topics. She has appeared in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Law360, Connecticut Law Tribune, Bloomberg BNA, Brownfield Renewal and New England Real Estate Journal. She is also very actively involved in leadership positions in her field and the community. Most recently, Beth served on the Connecticut Water Planning Council Steering Committee for development of the State Water Plan.