Practice Areas: Environmental Law
Practice Emphasis: Mr. Efflandt’s practice encompasses environmental litigation, administrative enforcement and compliance matters and counseling and environmental due diligence related to business acquisitions, mergers and property transactions. Mr. Efflandt represents and advises a wide-variety of clients including large corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, lenders and trusts, and individuals. Mr. Efflandt was named a Charter Fellow and elected as a Founding Regent of the American College of Environmental Lawyers. Mr. Efflandt enjoys Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest "AV" rating for lawyers and is listed in both Best Lawyers of America and Chambers USA as a leading environmental lawyer in the United States. Mr. Efflandt has also been named a Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer. In 2011 and 2013, he was named the Wichita Environmental Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America ®. His peer memberships include the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. Legal Accomplishments: Mr. Efflandt's knowledge and experience in the area of environmental law is extensive. He has represented clients throughout Kansas, as well as other states, in environmental litigation, regulatory and transactional matters. He has represented potentially responsible parties (PRPs) and PRP groups at numerous Superfund/CERCLA sites in Kansas and numerous other states. Mr. Efflandt was a key participant in the development of an innovative Superfund site program involving a partnership of PRPs, lenders and municipal government that received national attention and acclaim. He has successfully represented clients in a wide-range of environmental matters including RCRA/hazardous waste compliance, permitting and enforcement; Clean Water Act permitting, enforcement and wetlands matters; greenhouse gas regulatory compliance matters; agribusiness permitting, compliance and related litigation; administrative appeal matters; community right-to-know counseling and enforcement; and environmental matters related to oil and gas production, refinery facilities and storage tank operation and releases. Mr. Efflandt has represented clients in litigation involving federal environmental statutes and regulations, including Superfund cost recovery and contribution actions and RCRA citizen's suit actions, as well as state environmental property damage and personal injury actions. In the course of his extensive regulatory practice, Mr. Efflandt has developed working relationships with many legal and technical representatives of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region VII, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and other state and municipal environmental agencies.