Matthew Ranelli: Lawyer with Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Matthew Ranelli

Partner
Hartford,  CT  U.S.A.
Phone(860) 251-5748

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Practice Areas

  • Environmental and Land Use
  • Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use
  • Environmental Counseling
 
University DePauw University, B.A., 1988
 
Law SchoolVermont Law School (J.D., 1994; M.S.L., summa cum laude, 1997)
 
Admitted1994, Connecticut; 1997, New York; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of CT
 
Memberships 

Professional Affiliations
•Connecticut Bar Association:
•Environmental Law Section, Chairman (2006-2007), Executive Committee (2002-present)
•Planning and Zoning Section, Chairman (2012-present), Executive Committee (2003-present)
•New Haven County Bar Association: Environmental and Land Use Law Committee, Chairman (2008-2010)

 
Biography

Matthew Ranelli's practice includes environmental, energy and land use law. His land use representation includes representing public and private clients before local, state agencies and in state court. These matters have included wetlands permits, zone changes, subdivision, site plans, special permits, variances, workforce and affordable housing, and enforcing and appealing administrative orders. In addition, he assists state and local agencies in drafting environmental and land use regulations.

In environmental litigation matters, Matt handles state and federal Superfund actions, site remediation, enforcement defense, common law claims, and environmental permitting. He has represented the State of Connecticut, cities and towns, and private sector clients.

Matt also represents developers, schools, municipalities and other end-users regarding clean energy projects, green building standards, energy conservation and efficiency projects, energy savings performance contracts, electric and natural gas purchasing, and managing energy options.

Prior to joining Shipman & Goodwin, Matt was a legislative attorney at the Connecticut General Assembly's Office of Legislative Research where he served the environment and public health committees.

Distinctions
Chambers USA , America's Leading Lawyers: Environment (2014)
•BV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
•Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer : Energy & Natural Resources, Land Use/Zoning (2011-2014)
•LEED Accredited Professional
•Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority; Board of Directors
•Certified Energy Procurement Professional

Community Involvement
•New Haven Commission on Disabilities; Member (2007-Present)
•State Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired; Member (2006-present)
•New Haven Green Fund; Board of Directors (2009-2010)
•Connecticut Clean Energy Fund; Board of Directors (2009-2011)
•New Haven Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen; Board of Directors (2001-2005)

Experience

Clean Energy
15 MW Combined Heat and Power Re-power Project / Energy Services Agreement
Energy Savings Performance Contract
Multi-State Analysis of Standard Energy Purchase Agreement Provisions
Fuel Cells/Purchase and Power Purchase Agreements
Solar PV / Purchase and Power Purchase Agreements
Geothermal Systems
Competitive Procurement Contracts Environmental Litigation
Defended Federal Lawsuit Involving Third-Party Claims Under CERCLA
Advised Manufacturer Regarding Diesel Fuel Additive Standards
Environmental Insurance for Brownfield and Transfer Act Projects
Successfully Resolved RCRA Violations for Insecticide Manufacturer in North Carolina
Successfully Defended Noise Nuisance Allegations against Waste-to-Energy Facility
Defended Professional Malpractice Allegations Land Use Approvals and Litigation
Defended Beach Association Against Claims of Adverse Possession of Waterfront Property
Obtained and Successfully Defended Zoning Approvals for New Public School
Applications Before Municipal Commissions
Successful Affordable Housing and Inland Wetlands Appeals for 129 Townhouses
Wetlands and Zoning Appeals Resulting in Approvals to Build Apartments
Obtained Land Use Approvals for Several Gas Station/Convenience Stores
Managed Complex Process for New Downtown and Cancer Center Zoning Regulations in New Haven, Connecticut
170 Home Luxury Communities
Approvals for 78 Townhouse Community
Appealed Zoning Denial 50 Apartment Multi-Family Development
Appealed Wetlands Denial for 20 Lot Subdivision
Bio-Tech and Life Science Zone Change
Water Pollution Control Authority Assessment Appeal Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures
Acquisition of Biodiesel Production Plant Real Estate Litigation
Defended Homeowner Against Boundary Line Dispute By Neighbor Other
Post-Kelo Reforms Tested in Eminent Domain Case
Creating a Wastewater Management District
Wetlands Regulation
Heating Oil Purchase Contract Dispute

Publications
November 10, 2014 State Energy Strategy Includes Boost
Summer 2014 Expanding Clean Energy
July 9, 2013 U.S. Supreme Court Places Its Thumb On The Land Use Scale
June 18, 2013 Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update
June 6, 2013 Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update
May 30, 2013 Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update
April 22, 2013 Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update
February 25, 2013 Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update
January 11, 2013 Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update
May 10, 2012 Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update
April 27, 2012 Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update
March 16, 2012 Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update
February 8, 2012 Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update
June 9, 2011 Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update
May 26, 2011 Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update
April 20, 2011 Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update
March 28, 2011 Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update
October 6, 2009 2009 Environmental, Energy and Land Use Public Act Summaries
March 30, 2009 Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update
February 5, 2009 Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update
May 12, 2008 Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update
April 29, 2008 Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update
April 14, 2008 Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update
July-September 2004 The Key Word is 'In': A Summary of the Legislature's Amendment to the Inland Wetlands Act
January-March 2004 The AvalonBay-Wilton Salamander Case: Wildlife Migrate, But Jurisdiction Does Not
July 18, 2003 Telecommunications And The Cell Tower Wars

News
October 17, 2014 CT Attorneys Recognized as 2014 Super Lawyers
May 23, 2014 Chambers Recognizes 24 as Leaders in their Field
October 21, 2013 CT Attorneys Recognized as 2013 Super Lawyers
October 22, 2012 Super Lawyers Recognizes 51 Lawyers from Firm
August 11, 2011 Shipman & Goodwin Attorney Matthew Ranelli Appointed to Board of Directors
March 10, 2010 Attorney Matt Ranelli Elected Secretary of the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund
September 2, 2009 Attorney Matthew Ranelli Appointed to Board of Directors of Connecticut Clean Energy Fund
July 14, 2009 Attorney Matt Ranelli Becomes LEED Accredited

Events
March 21, 2013 Construction Law for the Municipal Official: Tips and Tricks
June 22, 2012 Hot Topics in Land Use Law and Practice 2012 - 5.5 CM credits, including 1.5 CM of Planning Law and 1.5 CM of Ethics
June 23, 2011 Federal Zoning v. Home Rule: What Happens When the U.S. Government Starts Dictating Local Zoning
May 26, 2011 Assessing Connecticut's High Performance Building Construction Standards: A Progress Report
October 22, 2010 Planning and Zoning for Green/High Efficiency Buildings
September 30, 2010 Value Added: Finding and Saving Money in a Recovering Real Estate Economy
March 3, 2010 Green Building: Certificates, Tax Credits, Requirements and Clean Energy Funding
April 1, 2010 Wetland and Environmental Update
December 4, 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Funds For School-related Energy Projects
October 7, 2009 DEP's Proposed Electronic (E-Waste) Regulations; and a Review of Environmental Legislation Effective October 1st
September 26, 2009 Trustees' Conference: Emerging Trends in Facility Design
October 16, 2008 A Primer on the New HOMEConnecticut Law
May 28, 2008 Environmental Legislation 2008
June 7, 2007 Large Scale On-site Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems
May 8, 2007 Key Environmental Issues in US EPA Region I
June 9, 2006 Are PODs, Overlay Zones and Floating Zones Legal?
June 7, 2006 Environmental Law Legislation
November 18, 2005 Kelo v. New London and Other Recent Property Rights/Land Use Decisions and Legislative Preview
October 5, 2005 Environmental Law Legislation
June 13, 2005 Section 22a-19 Intervention as a Right in Land Use and Wetlands Appeals
May 13, 2005 Environmental Issues in Real Estate Transactions
May 5, 2005 Water, Sewer & Septic Systems: A Rising Swamp for Development
April 12, 2005 Environmental and Land Use Legislative Update
November 19, 2004 Wetlands Commission Jurisdiction
June 9, 2004 2004 Environmental Legislation
June 3, 2004 Recent Supreme Court Wetland Decisions and Legislation
May 27, 2004 AvalonBay Communities, Inc. v. Wilton Inland Wetlands Agency: What Really Ocurred with the Legislation?
May 27, 2004 Wetlands, Wildlife and Public Act 04-209
April 29, 2004 Environmental Issues You Need to Know for Today's Successful Land Use Practice
September 4, 2003 Balanced Growth in Connecticut
March 1, 2003 Introduction to Affordable Housing and To Environmental Intervention
September 25, 2002 Zoning for Affordable Housing: How It Works Around New England
February 15, 2002 Hot Topics in Land Use Law

 
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