Environmental

GrayRobinson's environmental lawyers handle a broad spectrum of environmental matters, including permitting, compliance, litigation and complex transactions. Our lawyers have practiced before every major federal, state and local permitting authority throughout Florida, and many throughout the Southeast and in Washington, D.C. We have represented landowners and developers before the agencies, and served as special counsel to counties, cities and special districts throughout Florida on matters of permitting, litigation and transactions. We have assisted in the conversion, location, permitting, operations, remediation, closure and postclosure of sites for manufacturing plants, utility plants, landfills, mines and other facilities in Florida. GrayRobinson has also been involved in a number of environmental cases, including governmental and private actions under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), indoor air pollution claims and diminution of property value (stigma) claims. Our environmental lawyers are also regular contributors to publications, seminars and conferences focusing on environmental related topics and trends and have taught environmental courses at the university and law school level.

GrayRobinson environmental attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced in managing complex cases and in implementing successful strategies. Our approach is results-oriented and focused on protecting our clients’ business interests and property rights. Our environmental practice is diverse and complex and we are experienced at achieving favorable results in the following areas:

 

  • Air Emissions Regulation
  • Brownfields Redevelopment, Remediation and Economic Incentives
  • Clean Water Permitting and Compliance
  • Coastal Construction Permitting and Compliance
  • Conservation Lands: Transactions and Permitting
  • Endangered Species Act and Habitat Conservation
  • Energy and Utility Projects: Permitting and Compliance
  • Environmental Assessment, Remediation and Due Diligence
  • Environmental Risk Management and Lender Representation
  • Hazardous and Solid Waste Regulation and Management under RCRA
  • Indoor Air Quality and Noise Pollution
  • Marine Permitting and Pollution
  • Mining Permitting and Compliance
  • Mitigation Banking
  • National Environmental Policy Act: Permitting and Compliance
  • Petroleum and Chemical Regulation and Compliance
  • Sovereignty Submerged Lands Permitting and Compliance
  • Stormwater permitting, management and planning
  • Sustainability and LEED Certification
  • Superfund Compliance and Litigation
  • Water Resource and Consumptive Use Permitting
  • Wetlands Regulation and Environmental Resource Permitting
     

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Our Experience

GrayRobinson attorneys have decades of experience in resolving environmental challenges for private and public entities. Our attorneys include former counsel and senior management for many of the state’s environmental agencies, all of whom will help you determine strategies for dealing with those entities. We count four former chairs of The Florida Bar's Environmental and Land Use Law Section among our shareholders. The former general counsel and permitting division director of the predecessor to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is a shareholder. One of our shareholders served as General Counsel for more than 30 years to the Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores Association.

Our Approach

We live in an increasingly complex world, with a continually changing regulatory environment. Our approach is results-oriented and focused on protecting our clients’ business interests and property rights. We work with government agencies and elected officials to achieve balanced and reasonable results. We strive to provide effective legal counsel by guiding clients through complex transactions, mitigating risks, optimizing solutions and achieving a favorable resolution when litigation is necessary.

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