Annemargaret Connolly heads the Firm’s Environmental practice, is a leader of Weil’s Climate Change Practice Group, and a member of the Firm’s hydraulic fracturing task force.
Ms. Connolly is a well-respected transactional environmental lawyer, advising clients on a wide range of global environmental compliance and liability issues, most notably in the context of mergers & acquisitions, real estate transfers, financing transactions and infrastructure projects.
Ms. Connolly also works closely with the Firm’s European and Asian offices on cross border transactions, assisting in identifying and allocating environmental risks as well as educating foreign clients on potential issues raised by global environmental movements. In doing so, she undertakes and oversees due diligence assessments, retains and works with consultants, engineers and other environmental professionals to quantify potential liabilities, and drafts and negotiates contract language to effectively allocate the risk of environmental liabilities between the parties.
Ms. Connolly’s transactional work requires not only an understanding of the current laws and requirements, but attention to pending and future legislative and regulatory developments that may have significant business implications. Ms. Connolly also advises on disclosure issues in the preparation of financial statement and public securities filings and negotiates transaction specific environmental insurance transactions.
Besides transactional experience, Ms. Connolly counsels clients on a variety of environmental and health and safety topics, including climate change, renewable energy projects and concerns, compliance with hazardous waste and hazardous material, wastewater and air emission requirements, occupational safety issues, asbestos, mold and other building concerns, as well as shareholder, successor and lender liability.
Ms. Connolly has published numerous articles, and has been interviewed by several industry publications and legal journals, on such diverse topics as climate change, nanotechnology, lender and successor liability, due diligence and the need for environmental audits in international business transactions.
Ms. Connolly is active in the DC Community serving as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of DC Appleseed Foundation, and is a member of the George Washington University Athletes Board of Advisors.
- District of Columbia
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Syracuse University (B.A., 1984)
- Syracuse University (B.S., 1984)
- George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1988)
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