As a member of our Commercial Real Estate Practice Group, Amelia focuses on environmental, land use, zoning, energy, and municipal work. She advises clients on the responsibilities, exposures and liabilities resulting from federal, state and local environmental legislation and regulations. She guides clients through the environmental impact review processes and regulations related to traffic patterns, air pollution, coastal areas and wetlands.
Amelia previously served as an environmental attorney at a private law firm and as assistant corporation counsel for the City of Syracuse. Her legal experience also includes working as an intern in the law department of a national chain of convenience stores and gas stations, and as a legal assistant at two other law firms, focusing on commercial real estate transactions and civil litigation.
Amelia has experience drafting and reviewing asset purchase agreements, real estate sale and lease agreements, power purchasing agreements, mining leases and environmental easements. Amelia also provides counsel to clients in the waste management and recycling, utilities, mining and electric and gas industries. She negotiates with regulatory agencies regarding permitting and enforcement matters.
Amelia has drafted local legislation for municipalities concerning land use and zoning laws, commercial leases, license agreements, Payment in Lieu of Taxes agreements and shelter rental agreements. She negotiated contracts for leasing cell phone towers, drafted RFPs for real estate construction projects and provided counsel in tax certiorari proceedings.
Further, as a member of the Financial Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights Practice Group, Amelia represents creditors’ interests when dealing with financially distressed organizations and individuals. She works with commercial, lending and consumer clients, counseling in commercial and financial planning, debt refinancing and restructuring, commercial contract dispute resolution, bankruptcy, foreclosure, distressed investments, commercial and consumer collection, and Uniform Commercial Code compliance.