Environmental and Natural Resources Law

Environmental and Natural Resources Law is a complex and far-reaching discipline that affects nearly every business transaction and business operation.  The attorneys in the Environmental Law Practice Group counsel and represent clients regarding a broad spectrum of environmental and natural resources issues.

Ranked a Tier 1 firm by U.S. News Best Lawyers, we have significant experience with environmental due diligence in business and real estate acquisitions and divestitures, permitting, regulatory compliance, litigation, Brownfield redevelopment, financing opportunities, and cleanups.  Our experience with natural resources involves permitting, regulatory compliance, administrative appeals, litigation and in regard to property with wetlands, lakes, streams, and sand dunes. It also includes negotiating and drafting agreements and permitting documents with regard to oil, gas, and other minerals such as sand and copper.

Our environmental attorneys represent developers; manufacturers; lenders; municipal bodies; public institutions; non-profit organizations; farmers, small, medium and large businesses, including some publicly traded companies; and individuals.

Our environmental expertise includes the following subspecialties:

  • Environmental due diligence associated with the purchase and sale of real estate and businesses, and leasing of real estate
  • Environmental cleanup projects
  • Development and permitting of mining projects
  • Litigation, administrative appeals and enforcement actions regarding cleanup and compliance matters
  • Financing opportunities for contaminated property, such as Brownfield redevelopment incentives
  • Natural resources issues, including wetlands, sand dunes and inland lakes and streams permits and other land use issues
  • Auditing of manufacturing operations to determine regulatory compliance
  • Underground storage tank system closures and upgrades, as well as cleanup and liability issues
  • Asbestos and lead-based paint compliance matters
  • Environmental insurance claims
  • Environmental permitting (air water, and other discharges)
  • Oil and gas agreements

The effective practice of environmental law involves other disciplines, such as real estate, condemnation, litigation, business and bankruptcy. Our accomplished environmental attorneys have experience in many of these complementary practice areas. Clients also benefit from Rhoades McKee’s team approach, because our environmental attorneys also work closely with other practice specialties to ensure integrated and complete representation.

Environmental and Natural Resources Law Team

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Mary Jane Rhoades

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