Environmental Law and Litigation

Our dedicated and experienced environmental attorneys provide a comprehensive range of services related to environmental law issues, including consulting, litigation, and regulatory compliance issues for businesses, individuals, municipalities, and industry. Our attorneys provide a unique expertise in areas of environmental law that is backed by diverse, scientific backgrounds. Our attorneys have served as former Council Members of the Michigan Bar Environmental Law Section, Co-Chair of the Environmental Program Committee and Co-Chair of the Natural Resources Committee. One of our attorneys was honored as “Lawyer of the Year – Environmental Law” by U.S. News & World Report “Best Lawyers in America”. We have successfully represented clients in all areas of environmental law including:

Agriculture/Land Use

We serve as environmental counsel for one of Michigan’s largest fruit processors, and we have assisted with state and federal permitting for an extensive variety of farming and agricultural practices. We have also represented landowners and farmers in government enforcement actions and nuisance lawsuits from third parties.

Enforcement and Litigation

We have litigated environmental cases at all levels, including administrative agency and judicial proceedings. We provide comprehensive environmental litigation services encompassing almost all facets of environmental law, including cost recovery and contribution lawsuits, citizen suits, contested cases and administrative proceedings, lawsuits under state and federal environmental statutes and governmental enforcement actions.

Transaction Planning, Investigation, Remediation, & Cleanup of Contaminated Sites/Facilities

We coordinate environmental investigation of properties and assist clients in structuring transactions to address known and unknown environmental risks. We regularly review due diligence documents, including Baseline Environmental Assessments, and conduct environmental due diligence reviews in major commercial transactions. We also assist clients in dealing with contamination and environmental cleanup issues. Kuhn Rogers has extensive experience in the oversight of environmental remediation projects, including working with state and federal agencies to advance the cleanup of contaminated properties.

Oil & Gas

We serve as counsel to a number of oil and gas companies, including some of Michigan’s largest oil and gas producers. We are involved in the permitting and ongoing compliance management for oil and gas companies across the state. We also routinely represent oil and gas companies in environmental litigation.

Natural Resources

We advise clients on all aspects of natural resource uses, such as permitting and compliance, including wetlands, forestry, inland lakes and streams, natural rivers, and other natural resources.
Regulatory Compliance. We have experience in assisting clients in reviewing and assessing regulatory compliance under all major environmental laws. We work closely with our clients to reduce risk and exposure to environmental liabilities and to develop cost-effective compliance strategies within the regulatory framework.

State & Federal Permitting

Our environmental practice covers the full range of federal, state and local environmental permitting and reporting. We have successfully negotiated air, water and waste permits for businesses, industries, and individuals.

Underground Storage Tanks

We routinely represent owners and operators of underground storage tank (UST) sites. We have experience in all areas of federal and state UST laws and regulations, including state financial assurance programs, tank registration, operation, removal, reporting requirements and investigation and remediation.

For more information about environmental litigation services, please contact attorneys Joseph E. Quandt or Gina A. Bozzer.