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Email:  nlichtin[at]

Phone:  (617) 841-2418 ext. 4

Fax:  (617) 963-8315

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Paper Tiger, Hidden Dragon: A Lack of Compliance with Section 61 of The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act, prepared for the Massachusetts Chapter of the Sierra Club (2011)

Attorney Nathaniel Lichtin's practice focuses on environmental permitting,  land use, zoning, intellectual property, and transactional drafting.  Nathaniel also provides litigation services, including legal research, drafting, and editing of pleadings.

Nathaniel holds a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and a Masters in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School.  During law school, Nathaniel served on the staff of the Northeastern University Law Journal and competed in the Pace National Environmental Moot Court Competition.

Nathaniel's legal education included four full-time legal internships, which afforded him the opportunity to train in both the government and non-profit sectors. Nathaniel’s non-profit legal experience includes work for the League of Conservation Voters and the Conservation Law Foundation.  At the League of Conservation Voters Nathaniel worked as a law clerk in General Counsel’s Office. He wrote Liability and Consent Forms and reviewed organizational bylaws. In addition to the corporate law work, Nathaniel researched campaign finance law and political speech issues. At the Conservation Law Foundation, Nathaniel worked on issues relating to compliance with the federal Clean Air Act.

Nathaniel's government experience includes internships with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of General Counsel, where he focused on administrative procedure and reviewing draft regulations, and with Judge Dolores Sloviter of the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, where he wrote bench memos on a wide variety of issues, including contract interpretation, qualified immunity, social security disability, and criminal sentencing.

Prior to law school, Nathaniel interned for two years at the Massachusetts Chapter of the Sierra Club where he wrote an extensive report on rates of compliance with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act and reviewed environmental legislation.

Nathaniel is currently an elected Area Councilor on the Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council where he is active on land use planning issues.

In his spare time Nathaniel enjoys swimming, politics, and watching collegiate hockey and cricket.