Peter Alpert, of Boston, Massachusetts, is a partner at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston. He has practiced environmental and land use law for nearly 25 years. Peter’s clients include large industrial, corporate, and institutional entities; municipalities; financial and strategic investors in real estate; real estate developers; and individuals. He handles matters as broad and diverse as his client types. His primary focus is on the remediation of contaminated land under state and federal Superfund programs; the entitlement and permitting of complex development projects in Massachusetts; and advising private equity, hedge fund, and strategic clients on the environmental issues that arise in the context of merger and acquisition transactions. His permitting experience spans the full range of entitlement programs, including zoning, wetlands and waterways, historic preservation, transportation, endangered species, water management and water supply, and federal and state environmental impact review. His regulatory knowledge spans the full range of federal and state environmental programs, including air, water, wetlands, hazardous waste, waste site cleanup, and the regulation of toxic substances and pesticides. Since 2006 he has served as a Director of the Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc., which owns and operates a barrier beach that serves as essential breeding habitat for a wide range of shorebirds, including Piping Plovers and Least Terns. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Boston College Law School.