Beth joined Lambert Coffin as a shareholder in 2009 after practicing for twelve years in Vermont. She provides experienced advice and counsel on all phases of land use and commercial transaction issues for several multistate corporate entities engaged in diverse development projects. She advises on land use, and environmental impacts, works closely with architects, engineers and project managers in developing project specifications, and assists clients in preparing applications, and related materials necessary for obtaining the requisite permits and approvals. She appears regularly on behalf of her clients before the full range of state and local regulatory bodies, and has not hesitated to appeal decisions to the state Supreme Court when necessary.
“My approach to the practice of law combines my love of learning about people and new businesses, with the opportunity to apply my analytical skills and legal knowledge to aggressively advocate for not simply a winning result but also a practical result for all clients, whether individual or corporate.”
Beth's active commercial transactions practice involves sales and purchases of large and small businesses, and advice on issues including the initial selection of the business entity type, business formation, contract negotiation, drafting of related agreements, governance, and financing. Beth has substantial experience in working with businesses specifically in the commercial recreational and resort industry. Beth's multi-state practice includes representing individuals in complex probate litigation.
A large, luxury resort in Vermont has retained Beth for many years to serve as a general advisor and counsel to the business. In this capacity, she has provided advice on a wide range of issues, including guiding her client through zoning and land use permitting processes related to development as well as liquor licensing, and state health licensing requirements applicable to the hospitality industry.
Beth garnered national attention for her successful representation of a woman who was forced off of a Delta Airlines plane in 2006 because she refused to cover up or stop breastfeeding her infant. The Vermont Human Rights Commission ruled that the Delta connections carrier, Freedom Airlines, discriminated against her. The case was successfully resolved after filing a federal lawsuit.
Prior to attending law school, Beth owned and operated a successful restaurant in Vermont. She continues to enjoy cooking in her leisure time, in addition to pursuing her outdoor passions: skiing, kayaking, and bicycling.
City of Portland, Planning Board
Genesis Community Loan Fund Board
Advisory Board, Northshire Performing Arts
Vermont Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
North Bennington Zoning Board of Adjustment
Past Chair, Board of Trustees, Village of North Bennington
Past President, Board of Trustees, Park McCullough House Association