The Environmental Side of Real Estate and Corporate Transactions
Your Navigators Through the Regulatory Maze
We have handled hundreds of cases before administrative tribunals and other state and federal regulatory agencies. Our regulatory counseling focuses on, but is not limited to, five broad environmental areas:
Solid Waste. We can represent you regarding regulatory compliance, permitting and all enforcement proceedings.
Air. We provide you with advice and assistance with all air quality plan approval and permitting issues, including defense of permit actions by regulatory agencies and challenges by third parties.
Water. Our attorneys can advise you on all types of water permits, including NPDES and wastewater treatment permits, and pretreatment permits issued by Publicly Owned Treatment Works. We can also defend you against citizens' suits and enforcement proceedings.
Mineral Resources. With a deep client base in the coal and minerals industry, our environmental attorneys provide advice and counsel regarding permitting and enforcement of federal and state statutes. In addition, we have long experience with bonding, reclamation and other closure issues.
Renewable Energy. Our firm provides a comprehensive array of environmental services to the renewable industry — no matter how quickly it may change. Our attorneys and government relations professionals have worked for years with the federal and state regulatory agencies that govern these large and growing markets.
Prepared to Assist in Any Legal Forum
Even with the best environmental management and compliance procedures and policies in place, environmental incidents occur. We help to bring these highly sensitive situations that involve high-consequence decisions, and/or carry a high degree of reputational risk, under control. From permitting the "green field" development of electrical power generating plants to litigating the responsibility for abandoned waste sites, our litigators identify issues and develop creative, practical solutions without unnecessary costs or confrontation. We are able to negotiate important settlements that attain client goals and minimize exposure, while avoiding litigation. If confrontation cannot be avoided, however, our lawyers are prepared to litigate in any forum. We represent clients in civil and criminal environmental and land use litigation matters in both federal and state courts, as well as contested administrative law matters.