On the Cutting Edge

With climate change and renewables coming to the forefront of public attention, Marten Law, long a leader in environmental law, has grown in size and national prominence. Today, the firm’s 15 lawyer practice is among the largest and most diversified in the environmental space. Having added a number of notable practitioners this year and with new offices in Washington, DC, and Boston, MA, the firm handles transactions and litigation comparable to the size and complexity of the environmental work done at the largest national firms. 

Well known nationally through its publication of a newsletter reaching over 35,000 readers, and having worked on some of the country’s largest environmental law cases and renewable energy transactions over the past decade, the firm counts among its clients household names in energy production and distribution, manufacturing, forestry, mining, media, and technology. Recent growth has been strongest in renewables (wind, solar and hydropower), civil and white collar defense, natural resource development (particularly mining and timber), and water quality. The firm represents the developers of one of the largest wind farms in the country, one of the largest gold mines in the nation, and one of world’s largest private timberland owners. It also represents thousands of water users in recovering the costs of cleaning up and rehabilitating drinking water contaminated by toxic solvents and other chemicals, including PFAS.

The firm’s reputation for achieving successful results for sophisticated clients in high stakes transactional work and litigation has led to partnerships with 8 firms in the Am Law 25. Recent work in the tech sector keeps the firm at the forefront of emerging issues in environmental law, including e-mobility, autonomous vehicles and development of corporate environmental, social and governance policies (ESG).


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