(HARTFORD, June 13, 2014) -- The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut (HBRA of Connecticut), an organization that serves the residential development and construction industry through advocacy, education and networking, has named Day Pitney partner Elizabeth Barton one of the recipients of its "Distinguished Service Award" for 2014.
"We're proud of Beth's work and very pleased that she is being recognized by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut," said Day Pitney's managing partner Stanley A. Twardy, Jr.
The HBRA of Connecticut's Distinguished Service Award is based on distinguished service provided to the HBRA of Connecticut that is above and beyond the normal level of volunteer activity or activity of similarly situated persons or companies, and that represents a significant contribution toward achieving the HBRA of Connecticut's mission.
Ms. Barton, head of the firm's Environmental and Land Use Litigation practice, was honored for her work on the amicus brief Day Pitney filed on behalf of the HBRA of Connecticut and the Connecticut Water Works Association in Tilcon v. DEEP, which is presently awaiting argument before the Connecticut Supreme Court. She provided her services in a case that is "critically important" to the organization, according to the HBRA of Connecticut's Chief Executive Officer Bill Ethier. "Beth has more than 20 years of experience in environmental and land use consultation, permitting and litigation and we are really grateful to have her on our side in this issue," Ethier said.
In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Barton's work at Day Pitney involves substantial contact with federal agencies, including the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, and with state agencies, including the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Connecticut Department of Health Services. Ms. Barton has also worked closely with various federal, state, and local authorities in connection with a number of innovative development projects, including large redevelopment projects such as Blue Back Square in West Hartford, Connecticut and the Brass Mill Center in Waterbury, Connecticut, and smaller urban initiatives, such as the Learning Corridor in Hartford, Connecticut.
The HBRA of Connecticut is a trade association with 900 member firms employing over 35,000 people throughout the State of Connecticut. The HBRA of Connecticut's members are engaged in residential construction, light commercial construction, remodeling, and renovation of existing residential and commercial buildings, and land development activities on residential, commercial and industrial zoned Connecticut properties.
Ms. Barton was honored at the HBRA of Connecticut's Leadership & Legacy dinner on Thursday, June 12, 2014.
About Day PitneyDay Pitney LLP is a full-service law firm with close to 300 attorneys in New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Boston and Washington, DC. The firm offers clients strong corporate and litigation practices, with experience on behalf of large national and international corporations as well as emerging- and middle-market companies and individuals.
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