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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Native American Law Energy Law Corporate Law Natural Resources Law Mining Law Environmental Law Water Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Water Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Energy Law Real Estate Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1999
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Environmental Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law Energy Regulatory Law Environmental Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Newburyport, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Newport Beach, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Environmental Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Mining Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Oakland, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Olympia, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Environmental Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Mining Law Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
Brad R. Cahoon was awarded 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" in Foundation.Models.Operations.Elasticsearch.BestLawyers.PracticeArea

Brad R. Cahoon

Dentons Durham Jones Pinegar
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Canton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Natural Resources Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Appellate Practice Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Environmental Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Madison, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Sheridan, Wyoming
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Corporate Law Environmental Law Real Estate Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Environmental Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Sacramento, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Native American Law Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Environmental Law Energy Law Energy Regulatory Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
David A. "Dave" Franchina  was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David A. "Dave" Franchina

McGuireWoods LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Utilities Law Environmental Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Regulatory Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law Litigation - Environmental Water Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Norton Shores, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental

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Practice Area Definition

Environmental Law Definition

Environmental law involves an intricate matrix of federal and state public welfare statutes enacted to protect both human health and our natural resources. The economic and socio-geopolitical impact of these laws requires the practice of environmental law to continuously evolve. Areas of environmental law include the following:

Regulatory

The input and experience of an environmental lawyer is crucial in designing, supporting, and auditing environmental compliance systems. Environmental lawyers often participate in the administrative process on the federal and state level to encourage sound rulemaking. They also assist clients in sorting through regulatory ambiguities, which sometimes arise in enforcement proceedings.

Litigation

Environmental litigation occurs at both the civil and criminal level. Enforcement proceedings with federal and state regulators are conducted through either administrative adjudications or in court. Most federal environmental statutes have citizen suit provisions allowing individuals to initiate enforcement litigation on behalf of the government. Suits contesting environmental permits and siting decisions occur frequently and can cause significant delays for projects. Superfund designations are a source of significant litigation, particularly in the cost recovery area. Other areas of environmental litigation include: toxic torts, natural resource damages, water rights disputes, brownfields, endangered species challenges, climate change, and groundwater contamination suits.

Business Transactions

Environmental laws can significantly impact the economics of an M&A or real property transaction. If a facility does not have the entitlements to operate; has an expensive compliance issue that must be remedied; or has significant cleanup liability, it can materially alter the viability and/or structure of a deal. Clients depend on environmental lawyers to establish deal parameters and translate risks into economic terms for the valuation process. 

Strategic Corporate Planning

Depending on how environmental regulations develop, a company could gain a significant economic advantage over its competitors. Evolving regulation in areas such greenhouse gas emissions have the potential of altering the business model of some companies, while creating growth opportunities for others.

Corporate Governance

Events such as the Deepwater Horizon accident are redefining the roles of senior executives and boards of directors. There is a new wave of internal controls that many corporations are implementing in response to regulatory and shareholder influence.

Crisis Management

An environmental crisis such as an oil spill, toxic leak, or refinery explosion can be a defining moment in the history of a corporation. When a crisis hits, all aspects of environmental law come into play and requires experienced, clear-eyed counsel to help corporations, municipalities, and other impacted entities to successfully respond to and emerge from such an event.

Jerry Ross, Head of Pillsbury’s Environmental, Land Use & Natural Resources practice
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Environmental law involves an intricate matrix of federal and state public welfare statutes enacted to protect both human health and our natural resources. The economic and socio-geopolitical impact of these laws requires the practice of environmental law to continuously evolve. Areas of environmental law include the following:

Regulatory

The input and experience of an environmental lawyer is crucial in designing, supporting, and auditing environmental compliance systems. Environmental lawyers often participate in the administrative process on the federal and state level to encourage sound rulemaking. They also assist clients in sorting through regulatory ambiguities, which sometimes arise in enforcement proceedings.

Litigation

Environmental litigation occurs at both the civil and criminal level. Enforcement proceedings with federal and state regulators are conducted through either administrative adjudications or in court. Most federal environmental statutes have citizen suit provisions allowing individuals to initiate enforcement litigation on behalf of the government. Suits contesting environmental permits and siting decisions occur frequently and can cause significant delays for projects. Superfund designations are a source of significant litigation, particularly in the cost recovery area. Other areas of environmental litigation include: toxic torts, natural resource damages, water rights disputes, brownfields, endangered species challenges, climate change, and groundwater contamination suits.

Business Transactions

Environmental laws can significantly impact the economics of an M&A or real property transaction. If a facility does not have the entitlements to operate; has an expensive compliance issue that must be remedied; or has significant cleanup liability, it can materially alter the viability and/or structure of a deal. Clients depend on environmental lawyers to establish deal parameters and translate risks into economic terms for the valuation process. 

Strategic Corporate Planning

Depending on how environmental regulations develop, a company could gain a significant economic advantage over its competitors. Evolving regulation in areas such greenhouse gas emissions have the potential of altering the business model of some companies, while creating growth opportunities for others.

Corporate Governance

Events such as the Deepwater Horizon accident are redefining the roles of senior executives and boards of directors. There is a new wave of internal controls that many corporations are implementing in response to regulatory and shareholder influence.

Crisis Management

An environmental crisis such as an oil spill, toxic leak, or refinery explosion can be a defining moment in the history of a corporation. When a crisis hits, all aspects of environmental law come into play and requires experienced, clear-eyed counsel to help corporations, municipalities, and other impacted entities to successfully respond to and emerge from such an event.