Lee D. Hoffman is chair of Pullman & Comley's Regulatory, Energy and Telecommunications Department and is a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Lee litigates and advises clients in the areas of environmental law, energy and utility matters and toxic tort suits.
Lee advises clients on various environmental matters including counseling them on environmental compliance issues, the redevelopment of contaminated properties (“brownfields”) to productive use, assisting with facility audits, advising companies on the ramifications associated with the acquisition or divestiture of assets, regulatory interpretation and conducting facility audits.
Lee also represents parties in proceedings before the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and the Connecticut Siting Council. His experience includes representing utility companies, municipalities, lenders and private power producers in connection with the siting of facilities, transmission lines and pipelines; representing interested parties in connection with cable franchise renewals; financing power projects and representing wireless carriers in the siting of telecommunications facilities.
With respect to litigation matters, Lee represents individuals and municipalities in all areas of environmental, energy and regulatory law. His experience includes trial and appellate work in both civil and criminal environmental matters, utility rate-making proceedings, toxic torts, representation before administrative agencies and Superfund litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Lee served as in-house counsel at The Hartford, where he defended The Hartford in declaratory judgment actions and oversaw defense attorneys in underlying toxic tort litigation.