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Environmental regulation impacts businesses in a number of ways, including business acquisition and divestiture, property acquisition and development, permitting, and product development, manufacturing, and sourcing.  We partner with clients on mergers and acquisitions, brownfield redevelopment, land use, regulatory approvals and environmental review. We also represent clients in enforcement matters and litigation. Our clients rely on us to help resolve their ongoing environmental compliance and business operations issues.

Our Approach

Our energy attorneys assist clients in all stages of the regulatory continuum, from those that work with permit conditions on a daily basis, to regular participants in agency proceedings, to those that only encounter environmental issues when acquiring or selling businesses or land, to those that are surprised when an environmental issue arises. No matter your familiarity with the regulatory maze, we work with our clients to gather the required information, obtain necessary approvals and stay in compliance, all while meeting business goals. We practice before federal and state regulatory bodies on a daily basis, including the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, to name a few. Our lawyers also regularly advocate on behalf of our clients in environmental matters before state and federal courts, the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings and other regulatory fora. If your company has an environmental issue, our team can help you resolve it.

Clients Include

  • Manufacturers
  • Real estate developers
  • Oil and gas companies
  • Mining companies
  • Federal and state contractors
  • Resellers
  • Retailers


  • Environmental review
  • Due diligence and opinions
  • Environmental enforcement actions
  • Air, water, stormwater, hazardous waste and other environmental permits
  • CERCLA and state superfund litigation
  • Brownfields
  • Real estate development
  • Land use
  • Compliance counseling