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Dianne Phillips


Holland & Knight

Title: Partner

Author of "Massachusetts Climate Adaptation" series for real estate professionals

Former assistant general counsel for Suez LNG North America, LLC

Dianne Phillips is an environmental attorney who is sought by real estate investors in Greater Boston and nationwide. She is a prolific writer, thought leader and author of the Massachusetts Climate Adaptation series for real estate professionals.

Phillips’ practice focuses on brownfields redevelopment and remediation, including former military installations, former manufactured gas plants, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances sites, and vapor intrusion sites. She regularly advises developers, lenders and investors in real estate transactions involving contaminated property, enforcement defense, citizen suits, regulatory compliance, due diligence, Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credits and complex project development and permitting matters, including those under the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.

Phillips regularly advises clients – including municipalities, industry and construction contractors – subject to federal and state environmental regulation, including the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act, as well as state law counterparts.

Phillips brings her subject matter knowledge and broad experience to dispute resolution involving hazardous waste remediation, civil and administrative enforcement defense under federal and state environmental regulatory programs, defense of citizen suits under the CWA and RCRA, as well as construction, land use, permitting, utilities, regulatory, toxic tort and contract matters.

As former assistant general counsel for Suez LNG North America LLC and its wholly owned subsidiary, Distrigas of Massachusetts, LLC, on Sept. 11, 2001, Phillips understands the pressures confronting in-house counsel when faced with unprecedented crises.

These are some of the reasons that we named Phillips to our Boston & New England grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community. 


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Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group. When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as she makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.