One-Stop Compliance Shop
Experience in regulatory compliance and permitting is the foundation of the Environmental Group's practice. We understand the challenges created by new rules and changing business demands and we have the vision and experience to help develop and execute compliance plans, including obtaining permits required to construct or change facilities and negotiating with regulators. Our ability to develop and execute compliance plans that minimize red tape and meet our clients’ diverse needs stems from a combination of technical and regulatory experience, government experience and litigation skills.
The diverse background of our attorneys enables us to respond quickly and competently to client issues that arise in emerging fields like natural gas and renewables. The Environmental Group has significant experience navigating clients through the web of jurisdictional, permitting and legal battles confronted at the federal, state and local levels in rapidly developing natural gas infrastructure.
The Environmental Group similarly is focused on helping companies comply with ever-changing and growing regulatory requirements by helping to develop and modify as necessary their compliance plans and internal practices and developing operational and record-keeping protocols and internal audit procedures. We also assist clients in responding to, reporting, and remediating environmental releases into groundwater, surface water and air.
Attorneys within the Environmental Group have practiced before and served within state and federal administrative agencies, including the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Pollution Control Board. This experience directly benefits our clients and their developing business needs. They also have decades of cumulative experience helping business to comply with complex and evolving regulatory requirements in an efficient and cost-effective manner. This experience directly benefits our clients and their compliance and business needs.