Administrative Law

Little happens in this world that is not affected in some way by government and the individuals who constitute its bodies. Our clients and their projects are no exception. To represent their interests properly and facilitate their interaction with all levels of state and local government, Robinson+Cole has developed this group to bring its representation to a new level of full service, expanding its governmental counseling across state borders.

The matters we handle are extremely varied and involve just about every industry in the Northeast as well as a range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to individuals. Our services include the following:

  • monitoring and negotiating rules, regulations and legislative proposals
  • representing clients at state and local agency administrative proceedings
  • representing municipalities and their agencies in project-specific work or daily operations
  • identifying and accessing new points of interface for project development and advancement of client initiatives
In the world of government, experience is everything. Robinson+Cole offers a team with decades of experience in all branches of state and local government throughout the Northeast.
    • Experience
      • Negotiated franchise agreements for national cable companies in New York State.
      • Handle insurance regulatory matters and strategic planning for New York based health insurance corporation.
      • Represented numerous companies in their procurement contract negotiations with all levels of state government.
      • Represented real estate developers on all aspects of environmental and municipal approvals.
      • Negotiated economic benefit packages and related real estate financial documents as Counsel to a New York State Industrial Development Agency.
      • Drafted, negotiated, introduced, and passed legislation to further the interests of companies in the cable, energy, environmental, financial, health care, manufacturing, not for profit, and transportation industries.
      • After client was served with a notice of violation from the Connecticut DEEP for maintaining what it considered an unauthorized marina, negotiated a resolution that allowed the client to operate the property as a fully licensed marina, without penalties or fines. Also drafted cross easements to allow the marina to operate in the littoral area of an abutting waterfront residential property and to allow the residential property owner to use one of the marina's slips.

      • Represented developer of 127-unit active adult residential community on 10 acres of waterfront land in contested hearing before Connecticut DEEP on the issuance of a permit to allow on-site community sewerage system using alternative wastewater treatment technology, ultimately securing the necessary permit in the end.

      • Represented waterfront homeowner in contested hearing before Connecticut DEP and obtained permit for dock that was opposed by neighbor.
      • Successfully represented marina before Connecticut DEEP to oppose proposed expansion of neighboring marina that would have impeded access to client's marina.

      • Represented waterfront homeowner before Connecticut DEEP and obtained permit to save house that had been damaged by storms and condemned.

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    • News
      • October 21, 2013

        Super Lawyers® Names 61 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2013 List

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    • Publications + Presentations
    • "Chevron: Stronger Than Ever in City of Arlington, Texas," published in Appellate Practice Journal, authored by Bradford S. Babbitt, a publication of the American Bar Association (9/30/2013)

      "The Nuts and Bolts of Freedom of Information Law," at Connecticut Bar Association CLE program, presented by Evan J. Seeman (1/23/2013)

      "The Operational Challenge of Effective Biosecurity Programs," at Aquaculture 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii, co-presented by W. Richard Smith Jr. and John R. MacMillan, Ph.D., President, National Aquaculture Association (3/2004)
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      "U.S. Regulation of Offshore Aquaculture: Can We Compete in a Global Market?" at Aquaculture 2004: The International Triennial Meeting of the National Aquaculture Association, the World Aquaculture Association, and the American Fisheries Society, Honolulu, Hawaii, presented by W. Richard Smith Jr. (3/2004)
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      "The Aquaculture Facility Permit Process and Regulatory Compliance Requirements: How to Explain Them to Your Banker," at Aquaculture 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii, presented by W. Richard Smith Jr. (3/2004)
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