The Save Hudson, NH group has hired Amy Manzelli part owner of BCM Environmental & Land Law, PLLC, with offices in Concord & Keene, NH and Portland, ME, where she practices environmental, conservation, and land law across all New Hampshire.
When the Forest Society needed a lawyer to stop the Northern Pass, they called Amy Manzelli, Esq. Amy and the legal team at BCM collaborated across New Hampshire and stopped the Northern Pass. The landscape of New Hampshire is full of unspoiled areas protected through the legal work of Amy Manzelli, Esq.
Amy and her legal team at BCM began work by identifying and examining the key parts of the application to assess the worthwhileness of working to oppose the project. After concluding that some aspects of the application are worthwhile to oppose, Amy began getting to know the key players all around, including on the Conservation Commission, on the Planning Board, Town staff, employees and consultants of Hillwood, the core group of clients, and, most importantly, the land itself. This included desktop research, as well as participating in the combined Planning Board and Conservation Commission site visit and the Conservation Commission site visit specific to wetlands. This also included communications with many individuals in those categories listed, with a special focus on cultivating a productive relationship with Town staff. To efficiently manage the volume of issues and emails, Amy instituted a weekly meeting with the core clients. Amy is working with several residents to coordinate a comprehensive presentation to the Planning Board and Conservation Commissions at their upcoming meetings. The BCM legal team just completed conducting a line by line review of all applicable Hudson laws to focus in on what issues are likely to be the most fruitful. Based on the extensive legal analysis, Amy developed a targeted strategy to focus on a set number of issues and is now building a team of consultants to support those efforts. Amy also sealed the deal on a lawyer who has just moved to Hudson providing free legal services. Of course, all along, Amy has also fielded numerous questions and counseled us through many issues that have arisen.
Amy is a frequent presenter at environmental, agricultural, and land use seminars and conferences. She earned a B.A. in Spanish, with a minor in Biology, and a B.S. in Environmental Conservation in 1998 from the University of New Hampshire, where she is now a Distinguished Alumna. She earned her J.D. in 2005 and her Masters in Environmental Law in 2007 from Vermont Law School.