Brad is the Managing Partner of Marten Law. He is consistently ranked by his peers as one of the nation’s top environmental lawyers. Brad is the Immediate Past President of the American College of Environmental Lawyers.
Brad is principal environmental counsel to over two dozen companies and also represents local governments and NGOs. He has worked with clients in nearly every sector of the economy across the country, including manufacturing, refining, transportation, food processing, agricultural, remediation, real estate, and financial services companies.
Chambers lists Brad in its top tier and has this to say about him:
Brad Marten is “better than anyone else in town” .… “He enjoys the healthy respect of peers and works well with regulatory authorities.” Clients commented: “He always seems genuinely concerned about our issues and is willing to communicate and explain things.”
- Representing parties at over 80 federal and state Superfund sites, in negotiation with EPA and the Justice Department, Natural Resource Trustees, state agencies, and Indian Tribes. Brad represents clients in most major industrial sectors, including oil and gas facilities, chemical manufacturing plants, mines,\ , landfills, commercial developments, airports, railyards, and food processing plants. He has successfully negotiated dozens of agreements to resolve his clients’ cleanup and natural resource damage exposure, including prospective purchaser agreements, de minimis agreements, removal actions, remedial investigations, and remedial design/remedial action consent decrees. He has served as lead or common counsel at sites in over a dozen states, in matters sometimes involving more than one hundred parties.
- Representing parties in complex environmental litigation, including the State of Louisiana in the Gulf oil spill and the State of Alaska in the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
- Representing developers in addressing environmental concerns at projects involving over 20 million square feet of office space, as well as with residential developments, commercial areas, transit facilities, golf, courses, and timberlands.
- Advising clients on emerging issues relating to climate change law and regulation, including reporting requirements, SEC disclosure, permitting under the Clean Air Act, and litigation.
- Representing clients in air quality, clean water, and RCRA enforcement proceedings, including resolving enforcement actions and penalties.
- Conducting environmental due diligence for dozens of companies in the manufacturing, real estate, food processing, and solid waste industries.