Environment & Natural Resources

The environmental and natural resources practice area brings to bear many of the strengths of the firm’s other practice areas, including litigation, real estate, banking, construction law, and alternative dispute resolution. Clients faced with the complex legal and policy issues in this arena require not only quality legal representation, but also an understanding of the scope and interplay of the many relevant national, state, and local regulations and regulatory agencies. The attorneys in the firm’s environmental and natural resources practice provide this type of advice in such areas as:

  • Environmental permit application, revision, or appeal
  • Litigation and administrative actions at the state or federal level
  • Internal corporate environmental policies relating to such issues as environmental audits, loan policies, and asbestos removal or maintenance
  • Real estate transactions, including environmental site assessments
  • Environmental issues related to corporate mergers and acquisitions
  • Proposed federal and state legislation and regulations
  • Compliance with federal and state environmental law and implementing regulations, including the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA
  • Compliance with underground storage tank regulations
  • Hazardous and solid waste permitting and remediation, including responding to assertions of liability under CERCLA (Superfund), RCRA, or state law
  • Storm water control permits and approvals related to development in wetlands
  • Land use and zoning issues