Molly counsels public and private clients in all facets of land use and development and is highly skilled at navigating overlapping and divergent federal, state, and local statutes and regulations in the permitting and environmental review processes. Her practice focuses on assisting clients in developing comprehensive permitting strategies and counseling them through the regulatory process from project conception to construction. When necessary to facilitate project development, Molly assists clients in drafting and advocating for changes in laws and regulations through the legislative and rule-making processes. In addition to permitting and legislative work, Molly regularly litigates land use and environmental matters before local governments, and in state and federal court.
Most recently, her practice has focused on supporting the development and permitting of ecological restoration projects, including the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion in coastal Louisiana, one of the largest environmental restoration projects in the United States, and the White River Restoration Project in Sumner, Washington. Molly is also sought out for her skills navigating issues related to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), including evolving local floodplain regulations, FEMA mapping, and Endangered Species Act requirements. She has significant experience permitting medium and large-scale commercial projects, including office parks, shopping centers, waterfront mixed-use developments, and industrial parks. Early in her practice, Molly focused her efforts in telecommunications, appearing before dozens of tribunals as part of assisting several wireless telecommunication providers to launch and maintain their wireless networks in the Pacific Northwest.
Molly serves on the board of VNF Solutions.