M. Anne Peters
Partner
New Haven
203.575.2647
203.784.3199

Education

  • Boston College Law School, Law School
    J.D. 1983
  • Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Graduate
    M.F.S. 1976
  • Wellesley College, Undergraduate
    B.A. 1974

Admissions

  • Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • Arizona (inactive)

Anne advises businesses, municipalities, financial institutions and individuals in the environmental aspects of commercial, corporate and real estate transactions.  Her clients include a wide range of entities, such as manufacturers, municipalities, petroleum marketers, non-profit social service organizations, schools, dry cleaners and a state bonding agency.  She has worked with clients to remediate and redevelop contaminated properties.   Anne helps her clients identify and understand the environmental laws that apply to their businesses and bring their operations into compliance with those environmental laws.  Anne’s work includes helping her clients identify clean-up and compliance obligations, quantify the risk associated with those obligations and manage that risk. She works closely with her clients and their consultants to seek creative, cost effective solutions to environmental problems.

Anne’s education in biology, geology and chemistry together with her work in the Geology Department at Brown University before law school have not only helped her understand and apply environmental laws and regulations but also help her speak the same language as consultants and engineers. 

  • Counseled clients on environmental aspects of the sale of petroleum companies, a waste-to- energy plant, former electrical substation, manufacturing plants, health care facilities and other commercial and industrial sites
  • Assisted a client in the successful defense of a DEEP enforcement action in which the agency had sought more than $4.5 million in penalties
  • Negotiated agreements among a municipality, water companies, developers and property owners to extend public water systems into areas of contaminated groundwater
  • Represented a municipality in an appeal of a DEEP “community pollution” order to replace failed subsurface sewage treatment systems
  • Guided a non-profit social service organization through the remediation, financing and redevelopment of an abandoned city block to create a child care facility
  • Represented the owners of a small community water system in the transfer of the system to a regional water company
  • Listed in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, in the area of Environmental Law
  • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® and New England Super Lawyers in the area of Environmental Law for 2016 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
  • Rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell © Peer Review Ratings
  • Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Comprehensive Evaluation and Transformation of Connecticut’s Clean-up Laws, Workgroup Co-Chair, Evaluation of Pollution Responsibility and Liability Relief Provisions
  • The Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

Community Involvement

  • Youth Continuum, Executive Committee and Chair of the Governance Committee
  • Newtown Inland Wetlands Commission (2005-2015, Chair 2007-2014)

Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Environmental Section, Chair
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Legislative Policy and Review Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Planning & Zoning Section
  • Connecticut Business & Industry Association, Energy & Environmental Council, Steering Committee (2009-2016)
  • Connecticut Society for Women Environmental Professionals
  • Environmental Professionals' Organization of Connecticut
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Waterbury Bar Association