Environmental and Natural Resources

As members of one of the leading environmental practices in the country, our attorneys craft effective compliance strategies to guide clients through the constantly evolving landscape of federal and state environmental laws and natural resource management issues that impact their business operations and goals, and, when necessary, defend their interests in court.

Our team works with public and private sector clients across the country and myriad industries on complex environmental and natural resource regulatory issues. We help develop creative compliance strategies and assist clients in obtaining environmental permits and authorizations for new projects. Our lawyers represent clients in every aspect of environmental law, including the storage, handling, and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes and chemical substances and in addressing regulations regarding air emissions and water discharges, wetlands, mining, forestry, and energy development, endangered species, and historic and cultural resources, and preparing environmental analyses under NEPA, CEQA, and other state laws. Working in partnership with clients, we help them navigate complex and important environmental issues associated with the sale and purchase of real estate and environmental insurance coverage, as well as assisting them in emerging energy and environmental markets.

We represent one of the nation's largest associations of power generation, transmission, and distribution companies on solid and hazardous waste and chemical substance compliance matters, environmental remediation, and the transport of hazardous materials. We also represent a wide spectrum of transportation infrastructure, natural resources extraction, and commercial development interests through contentious federal and state permitting issues. Our strong presence in Washington, DC enables our team to represent our clients on virtually any environmental matter involving the federal government, including environmental legislation on Capitol Hill and rulemaking issues before the executive branch and federal agencies. We have strong litigation capabilities to address civil and criminal enforcement matters and complex administrative law challenges.

With the benefit of decades of experience with environmental issues, our team has the knowledge and capabilities necessary to help clients navigate the most complex environmental and natural resource challenges and opportunities.

Recognition
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  • Ranked in U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms," 2011 – 2019
    • Tier 1 Environmental Law (National; Baltimore; DC)
    • Tier 1 Litigation - Environmental (National; Baltimore; DC) 
  • Recognized by Chambers USA, Environmental, DC, 2016 - 2020
  • Attorneys with top rankings by
    • Chambers USA
    • Best Lawyers in America