Indian, and occupational safety and health law. For more than 25 years
he has advised manufacturers, real estate developers, lending
institutions, municipalities, tribal governments, and energy project
developers regarding compliance with federal, state, and local
environmental and occupational safety and health laws.
He has extensive experience regarding federal and state Superfund,
solid and hazardous waste, air, process/storm water, wetlands, water
rights, PCBs, NEPA, endangered species, mining, and underground
storage tank regulation and enforcement.
He works closely with environmental consultants on permit
applications, environmental impact statements, environmental due
diligence, compliance audits, and site remediation projects. He is
Chair of the firm's Regulated Industries Department, and has served
as co-chair of the firm’s Indian Law Practice Group to advise tribal
governments on gaming regulations, contract, environmental and real
Provided gaming regulation, contracting and environmental advice to two Oregon, and several Washington Indian tribes building or refinancing their casinos.
Providing NEPA advice to two Califorinia tribes seeking land into trust to build casino resorts.
Managing environmental issues for local light rail transit agency on portion of new rail extension.