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Marianne provides practical advice on a daily basis to project teams at electric and natural gas utility companies and assists the real estate acquisition team members at a national telecommunications company on leases, licenses, and co-location agreements. Marianne also has extensive experience in land use and land management issues, as well as landowner, State and local outreach.

With a law degree, 30 years’ experience and an MBA, Marianne possesses exceptional problem-solving skills to help businesses confront legal issues in an efficient and cost-effective manner. She actively engages with clients, in the office and in the field, to confront legal challenges and to facilitate their efforts to achieve business objectives.


  • Successfully acquired land and rights of way for interstate natural gas transmission company facilities including pipelines, compressor stations and meter stations
  • Worked closely with major in-state electric utility company to obtain local and state permits for electric substation projects and transmission lines
  • Handled lease/license negotiations for over one thousand sites for a major telecommunications carrier
  • Represented the State of Connecticut in the sale of Fairfield Hills campus and water company to the Town of Newtown


  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America  in the area of Energy Law, 2023
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Land Use and Zoning Law, 2021-2023
  • Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell © Peer Review Ratings
  • Waterbury Bar Association Young Lawyers Award for Outstanding Service to the Community and for Perpetuating a Positive Image of the Legal Profession, 2016
  • CBA Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • UConn School of Business Hall of Fame Student Fellow, 2011
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Sacred Heart High School Reverend John Blanchfield Family Spirit Award
  • Extensive fundraising efforts as a race participant, including a marathon, multiple half-marathons, sprint triathlons, and numerous 5K races


  • Waterbury Bar Association’s 2016 Law Day, Young Lawyer’s Award


  • Connecticut Bar Association
    • Planning and Zoning Law Section
    • Public Utility Law Section
  • Law Works for the People
  • Waterbury Bar Association
    • Red Mass Committee


  • United Way of Greater Waterbury, Campaign Leadership Council
  • United Way Leavenworth Society
  • Waterbury Foundation Women’s Initiative Fund
  • Connecticut Bar Association Law Works for the People Program
  • United Way Day of Caring
  • Western Connecticut Soccer Officials Association
  • Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Lay Reader
  • Sacred Heart High School, Past Member of Board of Directors
  • Westover School, Past Member of Board of Trustees and Board of Governors