We understand that the key to successful representation on climate change issues is adaptation of traditional areas of Environmental team to cutting-edge developments.
Our Environmental lawyers have extensive, specific knowledge and decades of experience in traditional environmental areas:
- Permitting and enforcement of federal, state and local regulations governing air quality
- Emissions trading
- Water quality
- Water rights and supply
- Hazardous solid waste
- and Remediation of contaminated properties
These are all areas which will be essential to the successful implementation of greenhouse gas reduction projects and demonstrating compliance with climate change laws.
Our Environmental lawyers routinely represent clients in agency proceedings and lawsuits brought in federal, state and local courts by government entities or private individuals under environmental statutes.
Some of our Environmental lawyers have worked for federal or state environmental agencies before joining the firm and continue to maintain excellent working relationships with agency staffs. Other Environmental lawyers have technical degrees and related work experience in the energy industry.
Our Environmental lawyers also work closely with our Corporate lawyers on the environmental aspects involved in land development, such as wetlands, endangered species and risk assessment, as well as business transactions (environmental due diligence) and environmental insurance at the international, federal, state and local levels.
Each of these areas will play a key role in climate change initiatives and options. Many of the firm's Environmental lawyers are ranked in the top tier of environmental lawyers by Chambers and Partners USA and the Best Lawyers in America.
In short, our Environmental lawyers provide an unmatched level of competence and credibility that companies need to navigate climate change developments around the world.