About Environmental Law and Litigation

Environmental issues are increasingly pervasive in contemporary law. New liability schemes and ever-changing regulations affect nearly all of our clients, from Fortune 100 manufacturers to hospitals, municipalities, schools, lenders, insurers and individuals. The attorneys on our Environmental team help clients to reduce their exposure to environmental liability, understand the regulations affecting them, manage their existing problems and plan for the future.

Our Environmental team believes that environmental regulations need not impede progress. Through careful analysis, comprehensive planning, precise negotiation and tough litigation, attorneys help clients anticipate and solve their environmental problems – and move on. Specific areas of practice include:

  • Regulatory compliance and enforcement issues
  • Litigation matters
  • Brownfields development
  • Real estate transactions
  • Environmental due diligence
  • Superfund
  • RCRA
  • Clean Water Act
  • Clean Air Act
  • Wetlands
  • Zoning
  • OSHA
  • Landfill siting negotiations

A sampling of litigation matters is:

  • Air enforcement cases with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • CERCLA cost recovery and contribution cases with the government and private parties
  • Public service commission utility siting dispute
  • Appeals and defense of local government conditional use and variance determinations