Diedre T. Lawrence

Of Counsel

The team at Duncan & Allen LLP
  • Federal District Court of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
  • Mount Holyoke (A.B., International Relations)
  • Boston University School of Law (J.D.)

Prior to joining Duncan & Allen, Ms. Lawrence was Of Counsel with Burke & Foskett. Ms. Lawrence also previously was a partner in the Energy and Regulatory departments at Rubin & Rudman in Boston, Massachusetts where she provided general counsel services to municipal light plants, municipal cooperatives, utility project developers, major educational institutions, telecommunications, cable television and internet service providers (ISPs), and appeared before federal, state and local regulatory agencies, including the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, Mass DEP and the Energy Facilities Siting Board, as well as all Massachusetts state and federal courts.

Ms. Lawrence brings to Duncan & Allen significant expertise in environmental and regulatory permitting for utility generation, transmission and distribution projects; formation and operation of public power and telecommunicatinos cooperatives; development and negotiation of engineering, procurement and construction contracts, power purchase agreements, long term service agreements, maintenance contracts and other supporting documentation in connection with the development of all manner of generation projects including solar, wind and battery storage projects; drafting requests for proposals and invitations to bid for public power construction projects; drafting and negotiation of telecommunications-related agreements, and IRUs, master lease agreements and co-location agreements for dark fiber projects; litigation involving power purchase agreements and construction matters; land use and zoning permitting and litigation; employment law counseling, employment contracts, including non-competition and confidentiality clauses and discrimination claims defense; and municipal law matters such as special legislation and home rule petitions, bid challenges, real property ownership, transfers and license agreements, municipal finance, utility rate design issues, and Open Meeting and State Ethics.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Member, Town of Stratham Zoning Board of Appeals