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

Lara received her Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Environmental Law, summa cum laude, in 2010 from Vermont Law School. While at Vermont Law, she was a research fellow, published several law review articles and earned several academic excellence awards. Lara received her J.D., cum laude, in 2008 from the University of Michigan Law School. She holds an Environmental Studies degree from Middlebury College, and worked as an environmental scientist for several years before attending law school. Prior to joining Crowley Fleck, Lara was an associate in the Boston office of Goulston & Storrs.

Practice Areas

    • Oil and Gas
    • Indian Law
    • Pipelines, Transmission Lines and Other Linear Facilities
    • Renewable Energy
    • Permitting and Environmental
    • Associated Transmission Lines
    • Title and Real Estate Related Matters
    • 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


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
Vice Chair, State Bar of Montana’s Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Section

Presentations & Publications

Lara D. Guercio and Mark Stermitz, ABCS OF SUPERFUND LIABILITY PROTECTION – AAIS, BFPPS, AND CURRENT PHASE I STANDARDS, The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law (April 2023)

Pamela C. Garman, From East to West: Leveraging Liability Exemptions for Redeveloping Rural Superfund Sites, Natural Resources & Environment (American Bar Association, Spring 2022)

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)