Ruth Silman concentrates her practice on complex environmental, energy and land use matters. She leads Nixon Peabody's Climate Change team, an interdisciplinary group of lawyers and environmental specialists focused on meeting the challenges and seizing the opportunities emerging from legislative, regulatory and judicial actions related to climate change.
What do you focus on?
I love the depth and breadth of my practice because there is always a new issue or development.
Siting and Permitting
I work with clients to obtain environmental, zoning and land use permits and approvals for their projects. My clients include renewable energy developers, manufacturers, business owners, real estate developers, investors, private landowners and municipalities.
I help clients navigate through environmental and energy regulations to comply with existing rules, prepare for future provisions and understand evolving issues. One of my specialties is the Clean Air Act; currently, I am working with a number of manufacturing clients facing permitting and enforcement matters.
Climate Change and Sustainability
I represent companies who are impacted by climate change and climate change policy. We collaborate on how to face the new realities posed by climate change, as well as how to implement sustainable practices to prevent further impacts to the environment. I am working with a large beverage client on reducing water impacts and water conservation measures.