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)

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)

 
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 (2011-2013)
•LEED Accredited Professional
•Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority; Board of Directors
•Certified Energy Procurement Professional

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

Successfully Defended Noise Nuisance Allegations against Waste-to-Energy Facility

Defended Professional Malpractice Allegations

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

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

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

Applications Before Municipal Commissions

Successful Affordable Housing and Inland Wetlands Appeals for 129 Townhouses

Wetlands and Zoning Appeals Resulting in Approvals to Build Apartments

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

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

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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HartfordCT 06103-1919




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