Mr. Schmidt represents clients in all major environmental programs, including Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Superfund, solid and hazardous waste, emergency planning, and agricultural issues. He has extensive experience negotiating with both state and federal environmental agencies on regulatory issues and enforcement matters. Mr. Schmidt’s practice also focuses on assisting clients with environmental considerations in real estate and business transactions, including drafting and reviewing commercial leases, asset purchase agreements and other commercial transactions. Mr. Schmidt also represents coal and industrial mineral companies in both regulatory and enforcement matters.
Prior to joining Porter Wright, Mr. Schmidt worked for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office representing both the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations where he was the principal in-house counsel working on underground storage tank issues for the state of Ohio.