Brian K. Knox - K&L Gates

Brian K. Knox

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 206-370-6791

Mr. Knox focuses his practice on environmental, energy and natural resource issues.  He works with clients and consultant teams to plan, permit and defend complex development projects, and has successfully represented clients in permitting wind generation facilities, interstate natural gas pipelines, power lines, natural gas-fueled generation plants, solid waste landfills and transfer stations, wastewater treatment plants, telecommunication facilities, rail infrastructure and airstrips.  His experience includes permitting under NEPA, SEPA, the Endangered Species Act, the Shoreline Management Act, historical and cultural resource protection laws, local land use codes, and other federal, state, and local natural resource regulations.

Brian's environmental law experience also includes the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites.  He negotiates cleanup commitments with agencies as well as agreements allocating risks in commercial and corporate transactions.

Miami UniversityBA 1985University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D. 1988

Client Comments

"I have worked with Brian extensively for over six-seven years on permit and environmental issues of wind projects totaling approximately 500 MW (over one billion dollars). He is an absolutely superb lawyer and I could not recommend him more highly."

-Gary Hardke
Cannon Power Corporation

"Brian is always responsive and efficient. If he does not have the expertise necessary, he finds it. He is thoughtful and wise."

-Teresa Silcox Torrey
Senior Counsel
The Williams Company

Office Location

925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104-1158
United States

Practice Areas

Energy Law