Elizabeth "Beth" Barton’s more than 25 years of experience in environmental and land use litigation, permitting and consultation, encompasses involvement at the federal, state and local levels, including for clients involved in manufacturing, energy, real estate, project development and restructuring. She assists a diverse array of clients with resource planning and compliance, project implementation, environmental considerations in transactions, Brownfields’ repurposing, environmental investigation and remediation, and cost recovery and contribution litigation. Beth provides legal services in support of innovative development projects, including large Brownfield restoration projects in Connecticut, such as the Brass Mill Center in Waterbury; smaller urban initiatives, such as the Learning Corridor in Hartford and the Blue Back Square development in West Hartford.
Beth writes and speaks often on land use and environmental topics. She has appeared in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Law360, Connecticut Law Tribune, Bloomberg BNA, Brownfield Renewal and New England Real Estate Journal. She is also very actively involved in leadership positions in her field and the community. Most recently, Beth served on the Connecticut Water Planning Council Steering Committee for development of the State Water Plan.
Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Environmental Law, 1993-2024, Litigation - Environmental, 2011-2024
Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers USA Legal Directory (Chambers & Partners) of recognized practitioners for Environmental in Connecticut, 2008-2023
Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Environmental, 2006-2022
Chosen for inclusion in Band 1 of the Chambers USA Legal Directory (Chambers & Partners) of recognized practitioners for Environmental in Connecticut, 2017-2023
Selected as the Litigation-Environmental Lawyer of the Year for the Hartford Metro Area by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), 2018
Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Hartford Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year, 2014
Featured in AV Preeminent Top Rated Lawyers for Energy Environmental and Natural Resources Law by The American Lawyer (ALM Media Properties, LLC) and Martindale-Hubbell (LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell), 2013
Chosen for inclusion in Who's Who Legal USA (Law Business Research Ltd), Environmental, 2012
Recognized by the Connecticut Law Tribune (ALM Media Properties, LLC) Special Edition of "Women In The Law," as a high-achieving woman attorney, 2010
AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell (LexisNexis)
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