Colin G. Van Dyke

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  • Boston University School of Law (JD)
  • Wesleyan University (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals

Colin's practice includes the following:

  • Counseling clients in regulatory compliance, enforcement, and permitting matters before federal and state agencies
  • Litigating environmental cases in federal and state courts
  • Advising clients in the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties under CERCLA and a variety of state regulatory programs in New England, New York, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Louisiana and California
  • Advising clients regarding the environmental aspects of corporate and real estate transactions, including purchases, sales, mergers and debt offerings
  • Drafting and reviewing environmental provisions of lease agreements for laboratory, industrial and office spaces; and directing environmental due diligence activities
  • Assisting early-stage clean energy companies with strategic planning related to federal and state environmental policies and permitting

Representative Matters

  • Actively involved in the firm’s representation of the General Electric Company in Superfund matters
  • Recently counseled clients regarding compliance with RCRA hazardous waste regulations; project permitting under the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act; and enforcement proceedings, including negotiation of administrative orders and consent decrees under the Clean Air Act and hazardous waste regulations
  • Advised client on its acquisition and redevelopment of a former manufacturing facility for commercial/residential use

Recognitions & Awards

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Star – Environmental (2009 –2015)
  • Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce: Boston's Future Leaders (2014)
  • Boston Bar Association Public Interest Leaders Program (2009 – 2010)
  • Pro Bono Awards from Lawyers Clearinghouse and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of the Boston Bar Association
  • Mintz Levin received the Acquisition International Legal Award for “US Environmental Law Firm of the Year” (2011, 2012, 2013)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Director, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
  • Director, Zoo New England
  • Management Committee Member, MassBays National Estuary Program
  • Member, American Constitution Society - Boston Lawyers Chapter Steering Committee
  • Boston Bar Foundation Fellows Committee
  • Boston Bar Association Summer Jobs Committee
  • Past Co-chair, Boston Bar Association Environmental Law Section Air Quality and Climate Change Committee
  • Past Member, Boston Bar Association Task Force on Environmental Sustainability
  • Past President, Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Environmental Voters Education Fund (MEVEF)

Colin is a member of Mintz Levin’s Hiring Committee and a past member of its Pro Bono Committee.

Colin and his family live in Sharon, Massachusetts.