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Michael P Last

Environmental and natural resources Attorney at Boston, MA

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Mr. Last represents clients with respect to air, water and hazardous materials regulatory matters involving the United States Environmental Protection Agency and state and local governmental agencies.  He also represents clients with respect to solid waste management facility siting and operational issues and developers in connection with obtaining environmental approvals and performing environmental impact review for major projects.  Given his experience with both environmental and real estate issues, Mr. Last has been a leader with respect to Brownfields redevelopment initiatives, including the creative use of insurance products to control risk and facilitate redevelopment opportunities.

 

Mr. Last has advised businesses, colleges and universities and lending institutions regarding controlling environmental liability and performing environmental due diligence.  He has also worked with colleges and universities with respect to compliance auditing and environmental management systems.  He has assisted hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide with respect to asbestos identification, management and abatement issues and has been a leader with respect to legal issues associated with mold.  He has advised banks and other lenders with respect to managing potential environmental liability associated with loan origination and workouts.

 

Mr. Last has mediated and facilitated the resolution of two party and multi-party disputes involving environmental and real estate issues, as well as commercial disputes.

Licensed for 51 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1971
Updated 09/19/2022

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Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster
160 Federal Street
13th, 14th, 15th Floors
Boston, MA, 02110

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Counsel
  • Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster
  • 1999 - Present
  • Partner
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, PC
  • 1991 - 1999
  • Partner
  • Gaston & Snow
  • 1984 - 1991
  • Partner
  • Warner & Stackpole
  • 1972 - 1984
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Education

  • Harvard University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • Lawrence University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968

Associations

  • American Bar Association, Natural Resources Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Banking and Business Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Environmental Law Standing Committee
  • Member
  • 1987 - 1991
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1984 - 1987
  • Boston Bar Association, Urban Affairs Section
  • Chair
  • 1983 - 1987
  • Boston Bar Association, Municipal Planning Process Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 1983 - 1987
  • Boston Bar Association, Environment Committee
  • Chair
  • 1979 - 1981
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Awards

  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Recognition
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • New England’s Environment
  • Facilitating Brownfields Redevelopment Through the Strategic Use of Environmental Insurance
  • 2003
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Corporate Practice
  • 1992
  • Chief Executive Magazine
  • Toxic Torts Put CEO's at Risk
  • 1989
  • National Resources Lawyer
  • Tort Law Implications of Hazardous Waste Facilities
  • 1984
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Boston Environmental and natural resources Lawyer Michael P Last
Michael P Last
Environmental and natural resources Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 51 years