Douglas S. Pelham
Mr. Pelham is a principal of the firm and a member of the Commercial Real Estate Group and the Environment Group. Since 1992, Mr. Pelham has been a licensed professional engineer in the State of Connecticut. Mr. Pelham was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1998.
Mr. Pelham's primary practice area is environmental law, and he also practices in the areas of land use, commercial real estate, lender representation and real estate leasing. His environmental practice includes advising clients regarding the operation of the Connecticut Transfer Act, the issues surrounding acquisition and remediation of contaminated property, and interpretation and applicability of waste, water and air regulations to business operations. Doug's practical experience deriving from his 10 year career as an engineer and as an attorney helps him to be particularly effective in interacting with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection in the waste, water and air bureaus, and with local and regional land use, wetlands and regulatory officials and commissions.
Education: Mr. Pelham is a graduate of Lafayette College (B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1986), University of New Haven (M.S., Environmental Engineering, 1993) and Quinnipiac College School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1998) where he was an associate editor of the Law Review.
Bar Admissions: Connecticut, Federal District of Connecticut, Massachusetts
Professional and Civic Organizations: Doug is past Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association´s Environmental Law Section, Treasurer of the Farmington Land Trust, a board member of the Environmental Professionals´ Organization of Connecticut and a board member of the Connecticut Environmental Forum.