Amanda practices primarily in the field of environmental law, helping clients navigate various regulatory processes administered by federal, state, and local rulemaking authorities.

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  • Evaluates complex environmental issues and assists clients in navigating the necessary state and federal environmental permitting processes.
  • Assists clients in obtaining environmental permits, and in defending against local, state, and federal enforcement actions alleging noncompliance with environmental laws.

Publications & Presentations

  • Catherine Janasie and Amanda Nichols, Navigating the Kelp Forest: Current Legal Issues Surrounding Seaweed Wild Harvest and Aquaculture, Resources & Env’t, Summer 2018, at 17.
  • Legal Challenges to Shellfish Aquaculture Operation: Leasing, Permitting, and Zoning, Oh My!, Aquaculture America (Feb. 2018).
  • Shellfish Leasing and Permitting Workshop: Case Studies for Overcoming Common Legal Barriers, National Shellfisheries Association Annual Meeting (Mar. 2018).
  • Seaweed, Kelp, and Other Aquaculture Products: Legal Issues with Cultivation and Production as Food Sources, AALA 2018 Educational Symposium (Oct. 2018).
  • Legal Issues in Aquaculture Panel, Northeast Aquaculture Conference & Exposition (Jan. 2019).
  • Navigating the Legal Complexity of Shellfish Aquaculture Permitting, Aquaculture 2019 (Mar. 2019).

Amanda's Practice Areas