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Harlan Doliner

Adjunct Professor


Harlan Doliner is a partner in the environmental group in the Boston office of the law firm of Pepe & Hazard LLP, and an adjunct faculty member at Boston College Law School and Roger Williams University School of Law. His diverse practice focuses on strategic environmental risk-assessment, management and regulatory compliance and enforcement defense; maritime security/environment/technology issues; complex facility siting; waterfront re-development; real estate and corporate transaction risk evaluation and support; hazardous waste site reuse and the full spectrum of land use issues and permitting. Doliner has also written and taught courses for undergraduate and graduate students, governmental officials, industry leaders, lawyers, and environmental professionals in the areas of maritime security, coastal project development, environmental impact and ecological risk assessment, wetlands, and fisheries and wildlife. Doliner has made major presentations on these and other subjects in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. In 2006, publisher ReedLogic released the DVD Coastal & Maritime Security and Environmental Compliance in the Post 9/11 World featuring Doliner. His peers elected him a Massachusetts SuperLawyer in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009; and a New England SuperLawyer in 2007 and 2009.

Doliner has participated in major appellate and other court cases which helped shape the law of coastal development, environmental impact reporting, water and air quality, and wetlands protection. He has long made marine transportation, maritime security/risk assessment, coastal projects, and waterfront redevelopment focal points of his law practice. From 1983-1998, Doliner was a lead counsel in the federal, state, and administrative matters dealing with the clean up of Boston Harbor, including negotiating the required water-borne transport of personnel and materials to and from Deer Island. From 1986-1993, he was a lead counsel in the legislative, state and administrative matters relating to the proposed co-generation facility at Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Doliner serves in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary as a Division Vice-Commander and Marine Safety and Environmental Protection staff officer for Sector Boston.

Successfully completing the course and examination administered by the British Standards Institution, Doliner is certified in the implementation of ISO-14000 series environmental management systems.