In every industry, companies operating regulated businesses, expanding existing operations, or acquiring new property or equipment must comply with environmental laws and regulations. Alston & Bird’s team of environmental lawyers serve as a collaborative resource that your company can rely on to stay up to date on such regulatory compliance matters. We advise a diverse array of industrial, commercial, development, and government clients with obtaining necessary permits, reviewing applicable law and regulations, and interacting with the regulators. Some of our clients’ project objectives include approvals for new and upgraded wastewater treatment plants, manufacturing operations, energy production facilities, landfills, large-scale industrial operations, and development of residential and commercial real estate.
Once obtained, permits may be challenged by private citizens, governments, and agencies. We defend challenges to permits, helping ensure that our clients have a clear path to achieving their business goals while operating within existing laws and regulations. We closely monitor the constantly shifting regulatory and policy developments at the state and federal levels so that we can advise our clients in real time about issues that matter to them. With in-house seminars and presentations at client compliance meetings, our environmental lawyers are dedicated to keeping you informed so you can anticipate the impact of changes coming out of Washington, D.C., California, or any jurisdiction that may affect your business.
Environmental law stands to become only more complex with time. Count on us for nuanced, responsive legal guidance to oversee and advise on your environmental assessments for complex development projects and to develop robust internal compliance programs and risk mitigation measures.