Firm Successes – Summer 2018

Mackie Shea has again been recognized by Chambers USA 2018 as among the best law firms for Environmental Law in Boston.  In April Tom Mackie and John Shea were selected by Best Lawyers of America in its 2018 Edition of New England’s Best Lawyers for Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation.  The Firm was ranked in Best Law Firms as Tier 1 Boston and Tier 2 nationally.  Best Law Firms is the oldest and most respected peer- review publication in the legal profession for “legal expertise, ethics and professionalism of the highest caliber.”

Following an appeal to the Land Court, Peter Durning secured a Special Permit from the Acton Board of Selectmen for the Town of Concord’s new surface water treatment plant at Nagog Pond.  For other clients, Peter also settled numerous enforcement matters with the MassDEP and the Attorney General’s office alleging solid waste and wetlands protections violations.   

On June 27, Tom Mackie will be awarded the Stephen G. Lewis Environmental-Energy Merit Award for Service to the Environmental Industry at the Environmental Business Council of New England 25 Annual EBEE Awards Dinner.  The Stephen G. Lewis Award is given in recognition of meritorious service, leadership and dedication to improving the quality of the environment and to the development of the environmental industry in New England.

Tom obtained a major modification to site assignment for a waste to energy plant to implement a Net Recycling project to increase the amount of recyclables the plant will recover.

John Shea secured local approval for a large dock and pier in Marlblehead, and averted “Pier Wars” with a neighbor by brokering a shared pier and dock project with MassDEP concurrence.