Our firm’s environmental and land use practice group provides independent advice to clients and to our corporate and real property practice groups on issues impacting private property rights to use and develop real property.
Unique Solutions. Our environmental and land use attorneys seek to solve problems by understanding the business-related goals of our clients. In the highly regulated environmental and land use arenas, early, proactive intervention can often solve problems that otherwise would be litigated for years. Getting to know our clients’ needs early in the project allows us to develop partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies to ensure long-term success of our client s’ projects.
Unfortunately, not all issues can be resolved amicably. When regulators seek enforcement actions or prevent a project from moving forward, our attorneys have the experience to zealously advocate our client’s position before governmental bodies, administrative hearings, or courts of law.
Our environmental and land use practice group handles a broad array of issues, including: advising financial institutions and other clients on potential liability arising from loan and foreclosure activities; assisting consultants evaluating clients’ proposed property purchase through Phase I and II environmental assessments; advising clients who are required to remediate contaminated sites; defending clients subject to state and federal environmental enforcement actions; and litigating environmental and land use issues before local government boards, administrative hearings, and in court.