Lara Guercio is Senior Counsel in the firm’s Bozeman Commercial Department. Lara’s commercial transactions practice focuses on general commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions/dispositions, development, financing, land use and leasing. She is also a member of the firm’s Environmental & Energy Practice Group, and her environmental practice includes environmental permitting and compliance, as well as CERCLA/Superfund, natural resource damages, and Clean Water Act related issues. 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

    • Pipelines, Transmission Lines and Other Linear Facilities
    • Renewable Energy
    • Permitting and Environmental
    • Associated Transmission Lines
    • Title and Real Estate Related Matters
    • Indian Law
    • 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
Yellowstone Valley Medical Society Alliance
Zonta Club of Billings

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)

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)