Mackie Shea, PC Recognized Among Top Environmental Law Firms

Chambers & Partners ranked Mackie Shea, PC in Band 3 for the 2019 Massachusetts Environmental Law Rankings.  Here is the Chambers Commentary for Mackie Shea, PC based on their research:

What the team is known for:

Respected practice, noted for its litigation prowess and representations before state and federal regulatory agencies. Noted for its effective handling of licensing disputes. Broad experience in matters such as solid waste management, renewable energy plants, and residential and commercial developments. Clients include defense companies and municipalities.


Sources report: “The Mackie Shea team are professional, responsive, knowledgeable and skilled.”

Clients say: “They understand the Massachusetts regulations extremely well and have the ability to strategize in the context of the state and local political realities.”

An interviewee says: “They are one of the leading firms in New England with respect to solid waste matters.”

Work highlights:

Negotiated an Administrative Consent Order and suspended penalty, on behalf of Raytheon Company, to restore wetlands damaged in mitigating flood damage.

Notable practitioners:

Thomas Mackie is a strong choice of counsel for matters connected with solid waste, recycling and renewable energy. Sources consider Tom to be “the leading solid waste attorney in Massachusetts.”

According to sources, John Shea is “great at permitting disputes, as well as working effectively with regulators to reach a compromise.” His expertise covers wetlands, water, wildlife and hazardous waste laws.

Sources report Peter Durning “advocates for his clients very effectively.” He offers expertise in a multitude of environmental matters, including permitting issues and enforcement defense.