Environmental and Sustainability Law

GrayRobinson's attorneys specializing in environmental and sustainability law achieve innovative and practical solutions using a multi-disciplinary approach to resolve complex environmental and sustainability legal challenges. Our lawyers have extensive experience resolving environmental matters, including due diligence, investigations, permitting, compliance, litigation, complex transactions, and regulatory matters at the local, state and federal levels of government. In addition, our attorneys are at the cutting edge of the emerging specialty in sustainability law including green building practices, energy efficient business ventures, renewable or alternative energy sources, sustainable development and the preservation of natural resources.

GrayRobinson’s environmental and sustainability practice group is 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 and sustainability practice is diverse and we are experienced at achieving favorable results in the following areas:

Air Emissions Regulation

Landfill Permitting and Redevelopment

Assessment of Impacts to Natural Resources

Marine Permitting and Pollution

Brownfields Redevelopment and Remediation

Mining Permitting and Compliance

Clean Water Permitting and Compliance

Mitigation Banking

Coastal Construction Permitting and Compliance

National Environmental Policy Act

Conservation Lands: Transactions and Permitting

Petroleum and Chemical Regulation and Compliance

Endangered Species Act and Habitat Conservation

Regulatory Takings Litigation

Energy Efficient Financing and Business Ventures

Renewable or Alternative Energy Sources

Energy and Utility Projects: Permitting and Compliance

Sovereignty Submerged Lands Permitting

Environmental Assessment, Remediation and Due Diligence

Stormwater Permitting, Management and Planning

Environmental Litigation Under CERCLA and RCRA

Sustainability Policy and Risk Management

Environmental Risk Management and Lender Representation

Superfund Compliance and Litigation

Green Building Practices and LEED Certification

Water Resource and Consumptive Use Permitting

Hazardous and Solid Waste Regulation Under RCRA

Wetlands and Environmental Resource Permitting

Indoor Air Quality and Noise Pollution



Our Experience

GrayRobinson attorneys have decades of experience in resolving environmental and sustainability challenges for private and public entities. Attorneys on the team include former counsel and senior management for state and local environmental agencies, are regularly involved in developing strategies to work with those entities. One of our attorneys served as General Counsel for more than 30 years to the Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores Association.

Our lawyers practice before every major federal, state and local permitting authority throughout Florida, and many throughout the Southeast and in Washington, D.C. We have represent landowners and developers before state agencies, and serve as special counsel to counties, cities and special districts throughout Florida on matters of permitting, litigation and transactions.

Related Practice Areas

Environmental and sustainability matters often involve other practice areas and our clients benefit from our multi-disciplinary approach. GrayRobinson’s practice areas that often collaborate with the environmental and sustainability group include: