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Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
2290 First National Building
660 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48226-3506
Contact: Kathy Hammers
Lansing | Oakland County | Ann Arbor | Kalamazoo
The Environmental Law Department of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP® consists of nine lawyers and one legal assistant. Five lawyers from the firm’s Litigation Department also assist the Environmental Law Department on environmental litigation matters. The Environmental Law Department was one of the first established in a Michigan law firm and is one of the largest in the state.A number of Department attorneys have served on councils of the State Bar of Michigan’s Real Property and Environmental Law Sections. Department attorneys have also served as chairperson of the State Bar of Michigan’s Environmental Law Section.
Many of the Department’s lawyers have received undergraduate and graduate degrees in technical areas related to environmental regulation, such as economics, environmental sciences, and engineering. Several members of the Department have also served in federal and state agencies that administer and enforce environmental laws. One member of the Department served for 12 years as an enforcement attorney with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) in Washington, D.C., and was involved in such landmark environmental enforcement cases as the “Love Canal” and “Times Beach” litigation. Another attorney in the Department was a legislative liaison with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
The Department’s attorneys regularly lecture on environmental law issues before a wide variety of business and professional organizations, and have published numerous papers and articles on various facets of environmental law. The Department publishes a newsletter on environmental issues, Honigman's Environmental Law Focus, a quarterly publication on environmental law developments affecting Michigan. The Department also authored the Michigan Environmental Law Handbook, a guide to Michigan’s environmental laws. Department attorneys have also contributed to the Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook and the Michigan Environmental Statutes and Regulations book published by the State Bar of Michigan.
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400 Renaissance Center
Detroit, Michigan 48243
Contact: Grant P. Gilezan
Chicago . Dallas . Los Angeles . Washington, D.C.
Ann Arbor . Bloomfield Hills . Grand Rapids . Lansing . Lisle
Dykema is a leading national law firm built upon its Midwestern heritage and values. Today, the firm serves a wide spectrum of national and multinational corporate clients and offers a wide variety of legal services. As a firm of choice for many companies, Dykema continues to expand its work for clients who increasingly are attracted to the firm’s sophisticated practices, skilled lawyers and commitment to value and quality service.
Dykema's environmental practice consists of an interdisciplinary team of qualified attorneys, paralegals and investigators specializing in regulatory environmental issues, litigation, land use and real estate, insurance and governmental policy and practice. We work closely with those in our Corporate Finance and Real Estate practice groups in negotiating environmental provisions in transactional documents and allocating environmental risks and liability relating to transfer of interests in real property.
Many of the Dykema attorneys have prior training and experience in a variety of technical backgrounds, such as public health, industrial hygiene and toxicology, chemistry and engineering. Dykema has a substantial state-level environmental practice counseling clients in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin and the Eastern United States.
Dykema environmental attorneys are strategically located in many of the company offices. For example, the Chicago office has an active practice before the Region V headquarters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and provides legal services in the Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana areas. The Lansing, Michigan office is involved on a regular basis in environmental legislation and rulemaking activities, while lawyers in our Grand Rapids, Michigan office provide legal services on matters in Western Michigan and Indiana.
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4500 Woodward Avenue Suite 4000
Detroit, Michigan 48226-3425
Contact: Sharon R. Newlon
Website: (click here)
Ann Arbor | Bloomfield Hills | Grand Rapids | Lansing | Nashville | Phoenix | Toronto | Washington, D.C.
Dickinson Wright's wide-ranging environmental practice involves all aspects of federal and state environmental regulation. The company has a strong industrial emphasis and also represents developers, financial institutions, and others involved in the buying, selling, leasing, or financing of property and companies. Dickinson Wright serves clients in a wide range of environmental issues, from permit applications through appeals, from offers to closings, from policy research to environmental impact analysis, and from project management to Brownfield redevelopment.
The environmental attorneys at Dickinson Wright have diverse backgrounds that include experience in environmental engineering, chemistry, urban planning, business and communications. This diversity allows them to understand not only the legal, but also the technical and business aspects of clients’ environmental projects. The collective knowledge and experience enables Dickinson Wright to serve clients’ transactional, development, compliance, crisis response, litigation and other environmental needs with a sensitivity to both public and government relations that is unique to the firm. The attorneys strive to develop a comprehensive environmental strategy tailored to the specific needs of clients. Dickinson Wright is aggressive in the representation of clients, yet flexible and creative in developing solutions to ensure that each client’s environmental project or litigation goal is achieved.
Environmental attorneys are also key members of DickinsonWright’s Energy & Sustainability Task Force. This task force helps clients identify and address the opportunities and challenges associated with the changing energy and sustainability markets. Dickinson Wright’s attorneys have been at the forefront of these issues, representing clients in international and domestic energy matters, including oil and gas production, electrical generation, wind turbines, biofuels production, coal gasification, electrical transmission and distribution, sustainability policy development and implementation, green construction, and emissions trading.
Barnes & Thornburg
171 Monroe Avenue N.W., Suite 1000
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503-2694
Contact: Charles M. Denton
Website: (click here)
Clients look to Barnes & Thornburg’s Environmental Law Department to advise them on federal, state, local and international environmental laws; to evaluate and manage environmental issues in real estate and business transactions; to resolve disputes with governmental entities and private parties arising under environmental laws; and, when necessary, to aggressively protect their interests in litigation or alternative dispute resolution. Our Environmental Law Department has the experience, depth, geographical reach and sophistication to handle the most complex environmental law matters in jurisdictions throughout the U.S. and beyond. The annual "Best Law Firms" rankings by U.S. News and Best Lawyers ranked Barnes & Thornburg nationally as Tier 1 in environmental litigation, and our offices in Chicago, Grand Rapids and Indianapolis as Tier 1 in environmental law and environmental litigation.
We advise clients on the full breadth of environmental law, from water, soil and air regulatory compliance and enforcement to emerging legal issues associated with climate change, oil and gas pipelines, vapor intrusion, and advanced remediation solutions. A number of our lawyers have academic degrees in civil, chemical and environmental engineering, environmental planning and policy, biochemistry, biology, and natural resources, which enhances our in-depth understanding of the technical issues underpinning the legal matters faced by our clients. Our lawyers also have high-level work experience in private industry and with environmental regulatory agencies, and include the former assistant administrator of the U.S. EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response and the former acting Deputy Regional Counsel for EPA Region 5. Many of our lawyers have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America as leaders in the fields of water law, environmental law and environmental litigation.
Our environmental law clients are as diverse as our experience, and include:
· Major oil companies and refineries
· Industrial manufacturers and suppliers
· Pipeline owners and operators
· Municipalities and wastewater utilities throughout the country
· Energy and mining businesses
· Property owners and real estate developers
· Solid and hazardous waste management facilities
· E-waste and universal waste recyclers
· Industry associations and coalitions
Clients appreciate our deep substantive knowledge and our ability to focus on the practical, financial and business implications of potential solutions for their matters. We are frequently called upon to handle:
· Environmental crisis and emergency situations
· Interactions with state and federal regulatory agencies
· Remediation projects requiring evaluation and oversight
· Superfund matters with complex allocation issues
· Facility permitting and siting
· Environmental due diligence
· White collar criminal defense
· Administrative hearings and appeals
· Litigation and appeals in state and federal courts throughout the country
· Chemical manufacture, processing and import regulatory issues
We encourage you to further explore our Environmental Law Department’s capabilities and experience, which include more specific areas of concentration (by subject matter and industry).
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- Waste Information & Management Services, Inc.
8921 Beverly Ln
Interlochen, Michigan 49643
Established in 1980, Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS) is an environmental information and research firm that has been providing strategic information to the environmental business community since 1980. Over the years WIMS has provided a variety of environmental information services to many individual subscribers including attorneys, consultants, EH&S managers, TSD operators, local government officials and the 600 members of the Michigan Bar Association, Environmental Law Section.
Jeffrey L. Dauphin is the founder of Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS) and its former affiliate organization Waste Systems Institute of Michigan, Inc. (WSI) and has served as CEO of both companies. Mr. Dauphin has a Civil Engineering degree from Michigan Technological University and was previously employed with Williams & Works consulting engineers and the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (1969-1979). WIMS and WSI produced Michigan's leading environmental information newsletter -- Michigan Waste Report -- from 1981-2013. Other services and products have included numerous environmental and waste management informational materials, conferences and educational seminars. WIMS also operates the EcoBizPort.com website and produces three daily environmental information E-mail services: A comprehensive Michigan (WIMS Daily) & National (eNewsUSA) news & information service; and a Federal Register tracking service (REGTrak). WSI was the 1987 recipient of the Governor's Environmental Excellence Award for Hazardous Waste Management Information (click here for Mr. Dauphin's resume).
In 2014, WIMS relocated its office to
Interlochen, MI and launched a new daily publication -- WIMS
Daily Environmental HotSheet (Michigan & National editions)
which is now the company's only publication.
For further information on WIMS environmental information and news services (click here).
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