Mathew J. Todaro

Associate
T: (207) 253-4932
  • Boston College Law School (J.D.)
  • The George Washington University (B.A.), magna cum laude

Highlights

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ENVIRONMENTAL BLOG
Analysis and discussion of legal issues pertaining to the environment and natural resources.
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Selected for inclusion in the 2016 issue of Super Lawyers & Rising Stars©.
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Recognized as Katahdin Counsel in 2016.

Biography

Mat’s passion and experience intersect at the heart of energy, land-use, clean technology, and environmental law. That passion and experience has translated into a strong record of success in defending clients against agency enforcement proceedings involving local, state, and federal statutes. Mat defends and negotiates on behalf of his clients in complex, multi-party, CERCLA actions and other federal statutes such as the Clean Water Act, RCRA, and FIFRA. And Mat understands both sides of litigation: He played an integral role in defending a multi-national corporation against a citizen suit and serves as local counsel for a national advocacy group.

Mat also advises clients facing an array of regulatory compliance challenges, including the ever-changing landscape of chemical regulation, appeals of FEMA flood maps, labeling of new and existing products, and sustainable development for suite of clean technologies. Mat’s work also includes developing creative and innovative policy and legal solutions in markets such as renewable energy, fisheries, carbon offsets, and certifications for pioneering technologies. Further, Mat assists clients with OSHA compliance focusing on developing and refining Environment, Health and Safety Programs including Hazard Communication, Incident Recording and Reporting and OSHA 300/301 Logs.

Mat was appointed Co-chair for the Special Committee on Young Lawyers within the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources. For the past two years, Mat was also recognized as a “Rising Star” in Environmental Law by the Super Lawyers Publication.

During law school, Mat served as a legal clerk for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. He was also awarded an honors certification in land-use and environmental law, selected as a Rappaport Fellow, and elected president of the Environmental Law Society. Prior to law school, Mat was the International Policy Director for one of the nation’s largest environmental networks. And before that, just for kicks, he rode his bicycle across the continent in 52 days—yup, Seattle, Washington to Kennebunkport, Maine.

In the rare moments when Mat is not at his desk or off pondering legal questions, he and his wife spend every moment possible enjoying their incredible daughter.

Public Service

Teach for America (ENC 2004)

Memberships

Environmental Law Institute, Associate
American Bar Association: Section of Environment, Energy and Resources;
    Leadership Development Program
American Bar Association: Section of Environment, Energy and Resources; 
    Special Committee on Law Students: Vice Chair (2014-15)

Education

  • Boston College Law School (J.D.)
  • The George Washington University (B.A.), magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts

Honors

Received Katahdin Counsel Recognition for Pro Bono efforts (2016)