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Julie Taylor helps architects and landscape architects on owner and subconsultant contracts and on licensing, corporate, liability, insurance, disputes, and other matters around the U.S. and around the world, including several Abu Dhabi projects. She also represents owners on design and construction contracts, including nonprofit affordable housing developers and churches as well as private developers.On environmental and land use issues related to hazardous waste, brownfields, environmental impact reviews, and renewable energy projects, Julie’s clients have included major government agencies, private developers, small businesses and landowners, and nonprofit environmental organizations.
Her specialties include providing pragmatic advice on: architect, subconsultant, and construction contracts; settlement of Superfund and MGL c. 21E claims; hazardous waste and brownfields matters; Vermont Act 250 land use law; settlement strategies to negotiate disputes informally and in mediation; legal aspects of green building; and interstate and international licensing of design professionals.
Having been in-house counsel for a national construction company and outside counsel for architects, Julie knows both the legal side and the business side of design and construction issues. She also understands environmental issues: she worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and served on a regional environmental commission that granted permits for major development projects.
Julie has extensive experience in complex negotiations, settlements, mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. She has settled multi-million dollars disputes. She has also resolved small claims cost-effectively and with minimal time impact on company managers.
Julie is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School. Her undergraduate degree is from Cornell University. Her mediation training was also at Harvard Law School.
Prior Professional Experience:
Pizzagalli Construction Company, South Burlington, VT (1994-2003). General Counsel. Managed all legal work for a company working on dozens of projects around the U.S. including clean rooms and major water treatment plants. She advised senior managers on contracts, joint ventures, employment issues, multi-state practice, subcontractors, and construction claims and litigation.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, MA (1989-1994). As Chief of the General Law Office, she was a senior manager with oversight of a wide range of cases and policies. As International Coordinator, she managed environmental partnership programs in Hungary and Asia. As a Superfund attorney, she handled enforcement and cleanup issues on hazardous waste sites.
Hill & Barlow, Boston, MA (1986 – 89). Associate. Advised architects, developers, and other clients on contract, real estate, corporate, trademark, land use, and litigation matters.
Professional Registrations, Activities, and Memberships:
Admitted to bar, Massachusetts and Vermont.
Co-Chair: Boston Bar Association Environmental Law Section Public Policy Committee.
Member: ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Environmental Business Council of New England, New England Women in Real Estate, Codman Square Community Development Corporation Board of Directors, and the Boston Society of Architects’ Committee on the Advancement of Sustainability.
Harvard Law School. J.D. 1986, cum laude.
Cornell University. B.A. 1977.