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Environmental Law

Our firm combines a passion for science with decades of experience in environmental law in a variety of practice areas, including stormwater management, toxic torts, hazardous waste work and much more.

Construction Law

We will help you build safely by providing guidance on the environmental issues within your project from the ground up, including site planning, permitting, due diligence and regulatory compliance.

Energy Law

The emerging renewable energy market requires attorneys like ours who understand the science and are committed to helping clients in the energy sector address all the legal and regulatory matters.

Real Estate Law

Our attorneys can assess the environmental concerns of any property type to ensure a smooth transaction while avoiding any unforeseen costs and arriving at reasonable resolutions.

A small law firm with big firm experience…

We offer a client-centered approach that starts with a thorough evaluation of our client’s goals and objectives. We provide practical and pragmatic legal advice to our clients, and seek to maximize value along the way. Tough, intelligent and passionate, Michael Carvalho is an experienced environmental trial lawyer who has recovered millions of dollars in damages from large corporate polluters.

Community Involvement

Michael Carvalho Joins Salem Sound Coastwatch Board

A community environmental not-for-profit, Salem Sound Coastwatch (SSCW), has named environmental attorney and Manchester resident Michael P. Carvalho to its board of directors.

Founded in 1990 and based in Salem, SSCW’s mission is to protect and improve the environmental quality of Salem Sound and its watershed. SSCW’s efforts are focused on increasing the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the natural resources, as well as the immediate and chronic threats to the ecological health of the watershed. The organization works to foster responsible and sustainable resource management, conduct environmental monitoring and scientific research, and share the results with the public and science community.

Areas of Interest

Stellwagon Bank Marine Sanctuary

Wind power promises to increase local energy independence and prosperity without contributing to global warming. Constructing a Wind Farm in Stellwagon Bank is being contemplated by engineers, economists and scientists. Studies have been conducted to determine the effects wind farms may have on the marine life in Stellwagon Bank. Underwater noise output of wind farms and boat traffic are factors that may effect migration patterns and the fisheries in this area.

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Environmental Attorney, Michael P. Carvalho, Esq., was unanimously appointed to serve as an At-Large Member of Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA Water Resources Protection Task Force at a recent meeting of the Board of Selectmen. The Board of Selectmen and Conservation Commission recently formed the new task force to focus on protecting critical water resources. The town is currently experiencing many environmental challenges, to include development pressures and climate change issues that threaten its drinking water and stormwater management. “Our coastal community is at critical crossroads as we share the responsibility to balance protection of our water resources, while implementing State mandated development obligations. It is always a privilege to serve the town and share my knowledge in decades of experience with these issues,” said Carvalho.Attorney Carvalho currently serves as a Member of the Board of the Salem Sound Coastwatch, a Trustee of the Manchester-Essex Conservation Trust and Board Secretary of Citizens Initiative for Manchester Affordable Housing. He is president of Carvalho & Associates, P.C., an environmental law firm with offices in Boston and Atlanta. Mike lives in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA with his wife and children. He can be reached at (678) 354-0066 or mpc@carvalholawfirm.com. ... See MoreSee Less
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