Matthew Ranelli's practice includes environmental, energy and land use law. His land use representation includes representing public and private clients before local, state agencies and in state court. These matters have included wetlands permits, zone changes, subdivision, site plans, special permits, variances, workforce and affordable housing, and enforcing and appealing administrative orders. In addition, he assists state and local agencies in drafting environmental and land use regulations and represents special districts and other clients in eminent domain, adverse possession and takings claims.
In environmental litigation matters, Matt handles state and federal Superfund actions, site remediation, enforcement defense, common law claims, and environmental permitting. He has represented the State of Connecticut, cities and towns, and private sector clients.
Matt also represents developers, schools, municipalities and other end-users regarding clean energy projects, green building standards, energy conservation and efficiency projects, energy savings performance contracts, electric and natural gas purchasing, and managing energy options.
Previously Matt was a legislative attorney at the Connecticut General Assembly's Office of Legislative Research where he served the environment and public health committees.
Successfully defended a shoreline special taxing district at trial and in the Appellate Court against a claim of adverse possession that would have taken waterfront property and undermined district ownership of other waterfront properties. Representation involved a thorough investigation into deeds, covenants and actual use extending back to 1906. Aramony v. District of Chapman Beach 144 Conn. App. 514 (2013)
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