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Emily Green

Key Service Areas

  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law
  • Real Estate Law


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About Emily

How do you help businesses and individuals?

I specialize in real estate and environmental law. My real estate practice focuses on buying, selling and leasing commercial real estate, although I also help businesses, individuals and financial institutions with a variety of other real estate matters. I also routinely advise clients regarding environmental compliance and regulatory issues relating to underground storage tanks, waste management, permitting, environmental enforcement and the investigation, cleanup and regulatory closure of contaminated sites.

What sets you apart from other lawyers in your practice field?

With expertise in both real estate and environmental law, I am uniquely qualified to represent parties buying, selling, leasing, developing or financing real estate with environmental challenges. I routinely assist clients with the analysis and mitigation of environmental risks relating to real estate transactions, development, financing and corporate acquisitions; achieving and maintaining cleanup liability protection under Michigan and federal law; and matters relating to access and environmental restrictions.

What did you learn in your first year of practice that you still utilize today?

I learned that exceptional client service requires effective communication, efficiency and prioritizing clients’ interests.


Vermont Law School, M.S.E.L., Environmental Law, magna cum laude, 2005

Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 2005

Michigan State University, B.S., 2001, with honors

Q: What do you enjoy most about being a lawyer?


I enjoy working with clients to solve problems and meet objectives such as closing a deal or achieving regulatory closure of a site.


Grand Rapids Bar Association, Real Estate Section and past Secretary, Vice Chairperson and Chairperson of the Environmental Law Section

State Bar of Michigan, Environmental Law and Real Property Sections

American Bar Association, Environmental Law Section

West Michigan Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association, founding member of Young Professionals Section

Commercial Alliance of Realtors, Forms Committee Member

West Michigan Environmental Action Council, Board Member

Womens Lawyers Association of Michigan, past Board Member of the West Michigan Chapter

Eastown Community Association

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Awards and Recognition

Grand Rapids Magazine, Top Lawyer in Environmental Law

Best Lawyers of America®, Environmental Law

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