Gravel & Shea attorneys have substantial experience assisting clients with a broad range of environmental law and land use matters. The group regularly represents client applicants in contested permit proceedings, whether in front of the Development Review Board of a town, Act 250 cases in front of the District Commissions, in the Environmental Court, or in appeals to the Vermont Supreme Court. Many of these matters have also been litigated on appeal before the Vermont Environmental Court.
In addition, our attorneys successfully defend clients’ State environmental penalty cases, local zoning enforcement actions, and property condemnation cases.
We have obtained million dollar compensation jury verdicts for our clients in eminent domain actions that are among the largest such awards given in Vermont.
Services & Capabilities
- Representation in contested permit proceedings, Act 250 cases and appeals to the Vermont Supreme Court
- Assistance with state development permits involving air and wastewater discharge, solid and hazardous waste and wetlands protection
- Assistance with municipal land use matters, such as subdivision approvals, site plan approvals and conditional use applications
- Defense in state environmental penalty cases, local zoning enforcement actions, and property condemnation cases