Environmental and Land Use Regulation

Bring us your issues and we will draw on our experience to resolve them.

Whatever environmental matter you are facing, chances are we have successfully dealt with it before. With an established commitment and track record of staying ahead of the regulatory wave, our attorneys have been serving clients with environmental issues since the establishment of permitting and regulatory programs in the 1970s and 1980s.

The best defense is a good offense (and saving a little money never hurts).

We help manage environmental issues before they become problems. It is cheaper, quicker and smarter for your business. We can help with environmental permitting, auditing, management systems, emergency planning and counseling on federal, state and local requirements. We focus on proactive environmental compliance to keep you and your business on the right track.

Rely on us to get your deal done.

We represent buyers and sellers and landlords and tenants with respect to the environmental aspects of transactions involving raw land, office buildings, industrial facilities and retail centers. Our experience includes handling condemnation matters involving complex valuation issues arising from the presence of environmental contamination. We also work closely with our Corporate and Business Law department offering advice and negotiating environmental matters associated with asset and stock deals. We have the breadth of experience needed to close these transactions successfully, no matter how complex the deal structures or the obstacles encountered.

On any given evening, our lawyers might be appearing before a municipal board seeking the approval of a multi-lot subdivision, a million-square-foot office complex, a mixed-use lifestyle development or a project of more modest scope. We work with clients and their planners, engineers, environmental consultants and traffic specialists to deliver comprehensive and compelling presentations to local planning boards and all governmental agencies involved with the planned development. Because of our preparation, experience and keen understanding of the communities in which we practice, our attorneys are very successful in obtaining municipal, county, and state land use approvals for new projects.

If you've got urgent needs, we will give you quick answers.

Sometimes you just cannot wait until tomorrow for advice regarding your environmental issues. Our environmental lawyers pride themselves on their responsiveness. You are assured personal and focused attention from our senior environmental attorneys. We will give you a creative solution to a persistent problem or an uncommon fix to a common complaint. Whether you are dealing with matters of air pollution, solid or hazardous waste, water uses and water rights or natural resources issues, we will help to resolve your issue efficiently and creatively. Sometimes the problem is the solution in disguise.

If you are in a regulated industry such as nuclear energy or are becoming mired in the alphabet soup of acronyms like TOSCA, FIFRA, CERCLA and ISRA, our attorneys will draw on close relationships with federal, state and local environmental agencies to assist you. Whatever your issue, our environmental lawyers would be pleased to assist you in obtaining a favorable result.