Our attorneys routinely oversee the environmental, energy and natural resource aspects of a large variety of sophisticated transactions, including those involving the acquisition or refinancing of complex real estate, energy, manufacturing and mining portfolios. We also have experience successfully representing a large variety of private and public clients on a range of regulatory, transactional and litigation matters and regularly represent clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts, administrative agencies, regulatory commissions and legislative bodies.
We have substantial experience with manufacturing, mining, energy and other industrial facility siting, permitting and compliance issues under the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. In addition, we understand the requirements of solid and hazardous (and radioactive) waste generation, treatment and disposal.
We also regularly represent clients in matters involving other environmental and health and safety programs, including wetlands permitting, OSHA, MSHA, NEPA, EPCRA, OPA, and pipeline health & safety laws and regulations.
We have played industry-leading roles in the acquisition, management and redevelopment of environmentally sensitive properties, including dozens of NPL-listed Superfund sites and a variety of other listed and non-listed brownfields properties. All told, we have led the redevelopment of thousands of acres of properties that now support residential, industrial, commercial and recreational uses.
We also have deep experience in litigation matters under the federal Superfund law, both recovering costs and defending such actions.
We regularly assist investor and utility clients in the identification and management of environmental liabilities and regulatory compliance issues associated with the acquisition of energy assets, particularly electric generation and pipelines. Over the years, we have assisted clients in evaluation of over 100,000 miles of natural gas, petroleum and hazardous liquids pipelines.
We have also assisted large private and municipal investor-owned utilities and independent power producers with many legal issues dealing with coal mining joint ventures, coal acquisition and transportation agreements, transmission access, ownership, siting and rights-of-way, acquisition and maintenance of water rights, risk management, and state & local taxation.