Our team of experienced practitioners works with clients on all types of environmental and natural resources matters—compliance, transactional, enforcement defense, and litigation. We have extensive experience assisting clients through the investigation and cleanup of contamination, including at federal and state Superfund and brownfield redevelopment sites, resolving Superfund liability and natural resource damage claims, and negotiating administrative orders, consent decrees, and prospective purchaser agreements. Our team is adept at advising clients on regulatory and permitting compliance matters involving air, water, wetlands, hazardous waste, natural resources, and climate change. We also counsel clients regarding construction and development projects that invoke issues concerning the Endangered Species Act, NEPA, and SEPA. As a natural extension of our environmental team's experience, we also assist clients with environmental litigation and insurance coverage needs.
Our attorneys have strong academic backgrounds and distinguished, real-life experience. They include being an environmental manager with a Northwest port, an environmental trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, an attorney for the U.S. Department of Interior, a county GIS analyst, a legislative coordinator for the Washington State Department of Ecology, and a former clerk for the Oregon Department of Justice's natural resource section.
We place great value on developing and maintaining strong partnerships with our clients. To that end, we take the time to learn about their businesses and operations; are committed to addressing their needs to help them succeed; and strive to resolve their problems quickly, creatively, and cost-effectively, as well as continually exceed their expectations.
Our team has the privilege of assisting a diverse group of clients—large and small—including manufacturing companies, maritime and port operations, financial and investment institutions, petroleum companies, chemical companies, developers, shipbuilders and repairers, property managers, utilities, educational institutions, food and seafood processors, agricultural producers, nonprofit organizations, Native American tribes, and local governments.
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