Bob Melvin's practice includes environmental compliance and litigation and related land use, corporate, and real estate work. His clients include commercial and industrial businesses as well as municipalities and individuals.
Mr. Melvin counsels clients in local, state, and federal permit and siting proceedings; compliance strategies; enforcement matters; transactions, including site and project due diligence, scoping, and sequencing; and litigation. His experience both as an environmental attorney and formerly as an environmental engineer helps him appreciate the mix of legal and technical issues affecting his clients' matters.
Mr. Melvin has served on several business-government partnerships to develop better environmental policies and standards. Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, he worked for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection as a permitting and enforcement engineer in the Water Compliance Unit. He worked on the Connecticut task force that reviewed the state's first rules for site remediation. Mr. Melvin continues to work closely with business, agency, and elected officials on brownfield redevelopment and conservation projects as well as on environmental, health, and safety concerns. Those efforts include organizing and co-presenting an impaired properties redevelopment workshop with other stakeholders in 2006.