Woods Rogers’ Environmental Law team assists employers, companies, landowners, and developers with the complexities of state and federal environmental regulations. Our environmental lawyers have worked both for and with federal and state environmental agencies. We have prosecuted, as well as defended, civil and criminal environmental enforcement actions at the administrative, trial, and appellate stages.

Responding to state or federal environmental enforcement actions requires a capable, proactive, and dedicated environmental litigation team. We know that environmental issues can affect substantially commercial and residential real estate transactions, contracts, insurance coverage, taxes, tort liability, and other aspects of business and life.

Additionally, Woods Rogers practices alternative dispute-resolution settings and has a wealth of experience in both state and federal courts.

Our environmental attorneys provide counsel in the following areas:

  • Statutory and regulatory interpretation and compliance assurance
  • Environmental record-keeping and documentation
  • Assistance in complying with state and federal environmental reporting requirements
  • Assistance in complying with financial reporting and other regulatory requirements
  • Environmental audit assistance
  • Transactional counseling
  • Due diligence and liability assessment in public offerings
  • Permitting assistance
  • Project financing assistance
  • Development and implementation of preventive programs
  • Litigation and alternative dispute resolution

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Aboveground and underground storage tank issues
  • Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act permit and enforcement proceedings
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability (CERCLA or Superfund) litigation and negotiations
  • Contaminated properties, brownfields development, and internal investigations
  • Contracts and business transactions
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) proceedings
  • Insurance issues
  • Land transfers
  • Ownership and development matters related to coal, oil, natural gas, timber, and other minerals
  • Relief from listing and debarment by federal agencies
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) proceedings
  • Solid, hazardous, and medical waste issues
  • Stormwater runoff and sediment control issues
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) proceedings
  • Toxic torts litigation
  • Wetlands preservation and development issues