The Green Real Estate Team has multi-disciplinary expertise in real estate, real estate finance, environmental law, construction, and renewable energy. Drawing on these capabilities, the attorneys of this Team are prepared to advise clients on a wide range of green matters regarding leasing, development, lending, construction, environmental and zoning, including matters related to environmental regulations, sustainability, green building standards and certifications. These clients include buyers, owners, tenants, lenders and builders of green real estate.
The Team is prepared to counsel landlords and tenants of office, industrial, retail and other commercial properties by:
Our attorneys support real estate developers and owners who “go green” in their initial design or construction of properties or through the retrofitting of existing properties by:
Our practitioners know how to work with clients to mitigate the risks of financing green building by:
The nationally touted Construction Practice Group and the construction lawyers who are part of the Troutman Green Real Estate Team are adept at guiding project owners, contractors and other stakeholders through the intricacies of any green project, including the following issues:
Environmental and Zoning
The Team can leverage its broad experience in environmental, land use and zoning matters to benefit green real estate development by:
If a project involves the finance, acquisition or construction of real estate for a renewable energy company, the Green Real Estate Team may work closely with the firm’s Renewable Energy Team. A description of that Team can be found here.
Mr. Wall is a leader in his field and a preeminent attorney. He possesses truly the highest ethical standards and is an asset to the legal profession...Read more
Mr. Wall is a leader in his field and a preeminent attorney. He possesses truly the highest ethical standards and is an asset to the legal profession.
I have known Greg for 40 years - He has always been ready to help and provide the best service available each time I have had the need for his serviceRead more
I have known Greg for 40 years - He has always been ready to help and provide the best service available each time I have had the need for his serviceRead less
Mr. Norris provided very pragmatic and helpful advice in negotiating an employment contract dispute. He is astute to the motivations of relevant parti...Read more
Mr. Norris provided very pragmatic and helpful advice in negotiating an employment contract dispute. He is astute to the motivations of relevant parties and successfully negotiated a successful resolution with which all parties were pleased.Read less
Very personable. He made us feel very comfortable working with him and we always knew the next step as soon as he did. Excellent communication and f...Read more
Very personable. He made us feel very comfortable working with him and we always knew the next step as soon as he did. Excellent communication and follow up.Read less
HE IS EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE IN THESE AREAS. HE HAS A BROAD BACKGROUND IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE AND SECURITY MATTERS.Read more
HE IS EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE IN THESE AREAS. HE HAS A BROAD BACKGROUND IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE AND SECURITY MATTERS.Read less
Troutman Sanders embraces diversity as a cornerstone of our future. It means, in part, a commitment by all of our attorneys and all other personnel to a shared vision and the establishment of a workplace environment that is fully inclusive. The Firm values diversity in that it enables the Firm both to take full advantage of the knowledge and talents of a multicultural team in order to meet and exceed individual and business goals and client expectations, and to meet the Firm’s obligation to provide the broadest possible range of opportunities to the members of the communities served by the Firm.
Troutman Sanders defines diversity as an environment of inclusion, in which race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, background and social and ethnic group differences are accepted and valued, and all members of the Firm can contribute to their fullest potential to achieve the Firm’s business goals.
Troutman Sanders supports many initiatives that foster an inclusive environment and help all its personnel balance commitments to clients and family:
Domestic Partnership Benefits
Troutman Sanders offers domestic partnership insurance benefits and has a longstanding policy against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
The Troutman Sanders Women’s Forum is a framework to increase the visibility of our women lawyers and their accomplishments, provide expanded professional and business development opportunities, and provide a supportive environment for the continued recruitment, promotion and retention of women lawyers firm-wide.
The Moms' Group at Troutman Sanders includes both full and part-time women lawyers with children of all ages and provides the opportunity to discuss issues of common concern among a support network such as part-time employment options with the firm and child-care providers.
The firm allocates a significant amount of its annual charitable, diversity, and civic contributions budget toward nonprofit organizations and bar associations with a diverse constituency or whose mission directly influences the issue of diversity. These organizations include the Latin American Association, National Association of Chinese Americans, Stonewall Bar Association , Georgia Hispanic Chamber, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), Equality Virginia, Stakeholders, Inc., Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), YWCA, HRNEW, The Urban League, and Catalyst, Inc.
Troutman Sanders proactively recruits a diverse team of lawyers by visiting law school campuses and participating in minority job fairs, including the Lavender Law Job Fair, Southeast Minority Job Fair, Mid-Atlantic BLSA Minority Job Fair and Virginia Bar Association Minority Job Fair. The firm also sponsors a variety of associations that connect minority law students to internships and job opportunities in the legal industry.
Ongoing efforts to promote and foster an inclusive environment are lead by the Troutman Sanders Diversity Committee. Its primary goals are to implement the firm’s philosophy on diversity, ensure a welcoming workplace for all personnel, and make an impact on the community through charitable giving and pro bono service.
Members of the Diversity Committee are:
Sallie A. Daniel, Chief Diversity Officer
Ronald R. Ross, Chairperson **
Pamela S. Belleman **
Robert L. Bourguignon **
Julie L. Burgener **
Albert C. Hwang **
Molly F. James **
Jennifer Mathis **
Joseph M. Parker **
John M. Ramirez **
E. Fitzgerald Veira **
Sonia K. Bain
Sandra L. Brown
Michael D. Hobbs, Jr.
Roscoe C. Howard, Jr.
Prashant K. Khetan
M. Kevin McCusty
George L. Scruggs
Rebecca W. Shanlever
Wendelin W. Silliman
Anthony F. Troy
Farah S. Ahmed *
Meredith N. Baron *
George G. Booker *
Alonso J. Cisneros *
Tameka M. Collier *
Sara H. Doran *
Kaleen Serena Ford *
Becki F. Kieffer *
Adam S. Libove *
Christina M. Lucio *
Nora Garcia Nickel *
Tashwanda C. Pinchback *
S. Kaveh E. Rashidi-Yazd *
Jimmy R. Rock *
Tania S. Sebastian *
Ashante Latanya Smith *
Matt J. Sperling *
Juliet G. Sy *
Whitney S. Waldenberg *
* Elected by Associates
** Office Committee Chair