Cloe Pippin


I represent clients in highly-regulated industries, including energy and cannabis, as well as advise on environmental and real estate matters.

Cloe Pippin’s practice focuses primarily on energy work as well as environmental and land use matters. She also has experience supporting clients through the cannabis license application process. Cloe is a regular contributor to several of Foley Hoag’s blogs, including Energy & Climate Counsel and Cannabis and the Law.

As a member of Foley Hoag’s Energy, Cleantech & Climate group, Cloe provides a broad range of services in the industry, including securing permits for building utility-scale offshore wind facilities and representing energy industry clients in adjudicatory proceedings before state public utilities commissions in Massachusetts.

Cloe advises clients on a variety of issues related to real estate, land use and the environment, including environmental due diligence, environmental insurance, regulatory compliance, zoning, and drafting a variety of real estate agreements in connection with development projects.

In her cannabis practice, Cloe has experience supporting applicants in seeking licensure in Massachusetts, drafting applications for competitive licenses, and advising clients on zoning issues related to siting cannabis establishments.

During law school, Cloe was a 2018 Rappaport Fellow at Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services where she worked with both the estate recovery team and the contracts and procurement team. She also interned at Prisoners’ Legal Services where she represented individuals in medical parole petitions and worked one-on-one with clients to advocate on their behalf for improved prison conditions in a variety of contexts. She also served as an executive editor for the Review of Banking and Financial Law and a Lawyering Fellow for BU’s Legal Writing & Research program.


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2020
  • Indiana University, B.A., Highest Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 2016

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts


  • Representing offshore wind energy developer in permitting and other proceedings before the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board and the Department of Public Utilities relating to two approximately 800MW offshore wind facilities.
  • Representing a large university before the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities as intervenor in a proceeding related to Eversource’s request to increase base distribution rates
  • Real Estate, Land Use, and Environment
  • Representing municipal redevelopment authorities in a variety of real estate and land use matters
  • Managing real estate holding company’s environmental insurance portfolio policy, including overseeing the addition of all new property acquisitions to the portfolio
  • Advising clients on compliance with environmental regulations relating to wetlands, rare and endangered species, and the waterfront 
  • Advising buy-side companies on matters related to real estate holdings in M&A deals
  • Secured necessary zoning relief for the development of a music theater in downtown Boston 
  • Providing zoning analysis for siting cannabis establishments
  • Preparing licensing applications for the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission
  • Drafting and reviewing competitive application narratives for state licensure 
  • Representing individual seeking relief after 20+ years of incarceration on non-unanimous jury convictions 
  • Representing women’s’ rights activist in lawsuit seeking relief for the illegal hacking of her personal electronics leading to her wrongful arrest and incarceration
  • Represented coalition of non-profits seeking to redevelop a property to provide a variety of services for the homeless 


  • Mass. Bills Will Have Broad Impact on Cannabis Industry, June 3, 2022
  • CISA, FBI, and DOE Release Joint Cybersecurity Advisory in Light of Increased Threats to Energy Sector’s Cybersecurity, April 21, 2022
  • Cybersecurity 2022 – The Year in Preview: Continued Threats to Nation’s Energy Supply as Regulators Race to Keep Up, February 2, 2022

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