Category: Areas of Practice

The Firm helps clients with regulatory counseling, litigation strategy, transactional support, and government affairs.

We provide strategy advice to clients on a broad range of environmental issues, such as real estate, corporate and commercial transactions, compliance strategy and tactics, public relations and crisis management, and recommended consultants and expert witnesses for your team. Other subjects include emerging areas of environmental law such as climate change adaptation, economic and environmental sustainability, biodiversity protection, and ecosystem management.

Our attorneys work on behalf of clients with federal, state and local regulators and legislators. We are available to resolve environmental disputes with government, from jurisdiction to permitting to enforcement. We can assist with interpreting regulations, understanding agency priorities, and assessing proposed rules. We monitor and help shape agency rules and bills in the state  Legislature and United States Congress.

We deal regularly with environmental, conservation, public health, and environmental justice organizations. We know the more regional and local advocacy groups.

Each member of our team has particular experience, knowledge and skills. Our client and non-client work, and our memberships in government, industry and advocacy groups, give us fluency in environmental legislation, agency regulations, best practices, and new directions. Because we have worked on all sides of environmental matters, we can appreciate diverse points of view.

Our strategy advice is used by our clients to inform project management, design and construction, budget consideration, resource allocation, consultant team, community and agency relations, stakeholder input, public participation, team assignments, construction contracts, project alternatives, development agreements, and real estate transactions.

The work product may take forms as wide and varied as a game plan to handle an upcoming permit renewal with heightened scrutiny of government agencies and public interest groups, a report identifying or solving legal issues in a planned expansion or business acquisition, a new training manual on compliance with agency rules or corporate protocol, a report on applicable regulations affecting a choice of new industrial processes or products, educational materials for employees on handling agency site inspections, corporate policies on climate change for formal adoption, partnering agreements with environmental and conservation organizations, legislative analysis of pending or recently enacted legislation, sponsorship of amendments to laws or regulations, or commencement of or intervention in precedent setting litigation.