Practice/Industry Group Overview
Effective environmental representation requires comprehensive knowledge of the law, familiarity with the regulators and their procedures, and a thorough understanding of the client's business. At Williams Mullen, our environmental attorneys combine recognized subject matter expertise with a practical knowledge of business realities. Our team has the skills and extensive experience to represent clients on the most complex environmental regulation, permitting, compliance, and contamination liability matters.
Our attorneys have represented clients in connection with RCRA hazardous waste regulatory matters; Superfund (CERCLA) cleanups, cost recovery and contribution claims; Clean Water Act issues, including NPDES and pretreatment permitting requirements; and Clean Air Act issues, including PSD, Title V and air toxics regulations. We also have extensive experience in transactions involving contaminated property and corporate environmental liabilities.
Williams Mullen also assists clients with the growing volume of legal challenges and economic opportunities arising from the evolution of international and domestic climate change regulation. We have assisted clients to gain access to capital and private equity contributions; develop carbon risk management strategies; design, certify and implement carbon-reduction and offset projects; and participate in carbon markets around the world.
In addition, our environmental team has handled a number of federal wetlands regulations cases requiring negotiations with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. We are particularly familiar with the nationwide permitting process and the interplay between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Corps of Engineers.