Meaghan A. Colligan

Meaghan Colligan focuses her practice on New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) transactions, environmental litigation, land use law, municipal law, and renewable energy siting. Ms. Colligan has briefed, conducted research, and worked with experts in civil litigation involving claims under state and federal pollution laws, SEQRA, freshwater and tidal wetland issues, land use and zoning, torts, contracts, and corporate law. She also assists in due diligence and potentially responsible party searches, including historical and technical research of land use and corporate transactions. Ms. Colligan has second chaired an adjudicatory hearing over a Freshwater Wetlands Permit, assisted in complex settlement agreements, and conducted policy analysis.

Ms. Colligan’s prior experience working for government agencies, developers, non–profits, economists, and scientists equips her with the ability to successfully work on behalf of a broad array of clients and provide a creative approach required to obtain favorable results. Ms. Colligan holds a Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law with a Certificate in Environmental Law and a Master of Science from Bard Center for Environmental Policy. Her Master of Science Thesis was Distributed cogeneration as an exclusive end-use solution on New York City brownfields: creating value for urban blight by catalyzing an efficient electric system.

Ms. Colligan serves as the Vice-Chair of the Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. She also serves on the Education Committee of the Genesee Finger Lakes Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association. Ms. Colligan is also a member of the New York State Bar Association Brownfield Task Force, and the Environmental Section of the Monroe County Bar Association. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Women’s Studies from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Ms. Colligan also currently serves an adjunct professor at SUNY Geneseo, teaching Sociology of the Law.