Professionals / Aladdine D. Joroff
Aladdine D. Joroff
15 Walnut Street
Wellesley, MA 02481-2133
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Aladdine Joroff is an Associate in Beveridge & Diamond’s Massachusetts office with an environmental, regulatory, and land use practice. Her work includes counseling clients on permitting, operating, and regulatory compliance issues. Ms. Joroff also participates in policy development advocacy and rulemaking proceedings, including associated litigation in state and federal courts. Her recent litigation experience includes a “state equivalent” CERCLA action in the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts and a RCRA rulemaking proceeding in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.
Ms. Joroff has advised clients on the environmental aspects of national and international transactions and due diligence, including evaluating potential exposure to liability for pre-existing contamination. She has negotiated the allocation of environmental and related liabilities for sellers and buyers in mergers and acquisitions and negotiated the issuance and transfer of environmental insurance coverage. Ms. Joroff has worked closely with technical consultants and economists on many of her projects.
Working both with companies that are either the only entity involved in a site’s cleanup or part of a larger group of potentially responsible parties, Ms. Joroff has advised clients on mechanisms for reducing and managing risks under CERCLA and equivalent state laws, including utilizing state voluntary disclosure and remediation programs and pursuing claims against insurers and other parties. Ms. Joroff’s work involving remediation of contaminated sites has included negotiation of cost-sharing agreements, tolling agreements, and consultant services agreements.
Within the energy sector, Ms. Joroff has advised clients in the development, acquisition, and strategic management of traditional and renewable energy facilities and technologies and has developed climate change compliance strategies and market opportunities. Her pro bono work focuses on assisting energy start-ups working in the United States and overseas and obtaining tax-exempt status for organizations in the environmental and energy sectors.
In her land use practice, Ms. Joroff has coordinated requisite city and state approvals and environmental permits for large industrial, commercial and residential projects. She has worked on zoning issues in over twenty-five communities in Massachusetts, assisting developers and property owners assess zoning requirements and obtain zoning relief.
Prior to joining Beveridge & Diamond, Ms. Joroff was an associate in the environmental, energy and land use practice groups of a major law firm in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Joroff received her legal degree from the University of Pennsylvania (cum laude), where she served as an editor of the Law Review and interned at Region 3 of the Environmental Protection Agency. She graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with B.S. and M.S. degrees.
Ms. Joroff was named a “Rising Star” (2012) by the Super Lawyers Rating Service and currently serves as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Air Quality and Climate Change Committee.
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“Shaping California Climate Change Initiatives,” Energy Law 360 (2009)
“Regulating Emissions in the Development Sector,” co-authored with Martin Healy and Robert Fitzgerald, Energy Law 360 (2007)
“Making Silver Linings,” co-authored with Elise Zoli, The Environmental Forum (2007)
“The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: An American Response,” American Bar Association’s Trends (2007)
“Climate Change Tactics in Financial Services,” co-authored with Christopher Davis and Carrie Jenks, Financial Services Law 360 (2007); republished in The Environmental Counselor (2007)
“Smart Growth: M.G.L. c. 40R,” chapter in Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Center’s Municipal Law Conference Program Materials (2007)
“Sustainability Develops Within U.S. Companies . . . Gradually,” co-authored with Christopher Davis and William Thomas, International Journal for Sustainable Business (2005)
“Making Waves: Rethinking U.S. Ocean Policy,” co-authored with Elise Zoli, Environmental Law Institute’s National Wetlands Newsletter (2005)
“Greenhouse Profits: Time to Get Ahead of the Curve on GHGs,” co-authored with Christopher Davis, Executive Counsel (2004); republished as “Greenhouse Gas Management Strategies for U.S. Corporations,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (2005)
CERCLA and Tenants as Bona Fide Prospective Purchasers: New EPA Guidance – Navigating Pitfalls in Obtaining and Maintaining BFPP Status for Tenants, a Strafford Publications webinar (April 9, 2013)
Guest Lecturer, Administrative Environmental Law, University of Maryland School of Public Health (2012)
Guest Lecturer, The Impact of Climate Change Regulation on Participants in the U.S. Electric Sector, MIT Energy Club (2011)