Lara Guercio is Special Counsel in the firm’s Billing Commercial Department. Lara’s practice focuses on general commercial real estate matters, including leasing, acquisitions/dispositions, financing and land use. She also practices environmental law, including environmental permitting and compliance. Lara has worked on renewable energy matters, as well as public utility infrastructure upgrades and developments.

Prior to joining Crowley Fleck, Lara was an associate in the Boston office of Goulston & Storrs. Lara received her J.D. in 2008 from the University of Michigan Law School, a LL.M. in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Middlebury College.

Practice Areas

    • Energy & Minerals Projects & Transactions
    • Pipelines, Transmission Lines and Other Linear Facilities
    • Renewable Energy
    • Permitting and Environmental
    • Associated Transmission Lines
    • Title and Real Estate Related Matters
    • Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and State Equivalents
    • Climate Change
    • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Solid or Hazardous Waste
    • Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA)
    • Environmental Due Diligence
    • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and State Equivalents
    • Indian Law
    • Comprehensive Indian Law Practice
    • Mining – Hard Rock, Coal and Industrial Minerals
    • Real Estate
    • Access, Title and Property Disputes
    • Commercial Real Estate Acquisition, Sales and Leasing
    • Condominium and Homeowners’ Associations
    • Development, Zoning and Land Use
    • Real Estate Financing and Security Devices
    • Water Rights

Bar Admission

Massachusetts, 2008 (Inactive)
Montana, 2016

Education

2010 – LL.M., Vermont Law School, summa cum laude
2008 – J.D., University of Michigan Law School, cum laude
2000 – B.A., Middlebury College, cum laude

Prior Experience (Employment)

2010-2015 – Real Estate Associate, Goulston & Storrs (Boston, MA)

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
State Bar of Montana

Presentations & Publications

Lara D. Guercio, Climate Change Adaptation and Coastal Property Rights: A Massachusetts Case Study, 40 B.C. ENVTL. AFF. L. REV. 349 (2013), http://lawdigitalcommons.bc.edu/ealr/vol40/iss2/2

Run Your Meter Backwards: Net Metering and Other Opportunities, G&S Retail Law Advisor (2012)

Lara D. Guercio, Struggle Between Man & Nature – Agriculture, Nonpoint Source Pollution and Clean Water, 12 VT. J. ENVTL. L. 455 (2011)

Lara D. Guercio, Local and Watershed-Based Land Use Controls, PLANNING & ENVTL. L., Feb. 2010

Lara D. Guercio and Timothy P. Duane, Grizzly Bears, Gray Wolves and Federalism, Oh My! 24 J. ENVTL. L.
& LITIG. 285 (2009)