Gabriel M. Rodriguez leads Schiff Hardin's Environmental Group. He concentrates his practice in environmental and natural resources law and litigation, representing companies in the manufacturing, gas, electric and financial services industries. He advises clients regarding compliance with federal, state and local environmental laws, including air, water and solid and hazardous waste requirements, and climate change issues. He represents clients in enforcement matters, in litigation and in rulemaking and other administrative proceedings.
Mr. Rodriguez acts as environmental counsel to several gas and electric companies in the Midwest and eastern United States, providing advice in air, water and natural resources permitting matters, regarding coal ash management issues, and in connection with the remediation and redevelopment of former manufactured gas plants. He currently represents Midwest manufacturing companies in CERCLA enforcement matters, as well as in the remediation, closure and disposition of former manufacturing facilities. He has advised clients with respect to the impact of climate change legislation and regulation. He also litigates tort claims based on exposure to hazardous substances in the environment. Mr. Rodriguez represents financial institutions regarding strategies for addressing environmentally-impaired real estate. He also assesses due diligence and negotiates the environmental provisions in corporate mergers and asset acquisitions and dispositions and real estate and lending transactions.