Bridging the Gap Between the Economy & Wildlife Protection Laws
Our attorneys help clients resolve a wide array of complex natural resources problems arising during project planning, development, and implementation. We provide client-focused strategic regulatory counseling to identify and minimize the business, legal, and reputational impacts associated with these emerging issues.
Our team is composed of long-time environmental practitioners as well as former senior government lawyers and regulatory officials at the White House and U.S. EPA, all of whom have broad experience with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation process and are well-positioned to counsel clients on habitat conservation planning and other matters. We participate in listing proceedings for new threatened and endangered species to avoid unintended applications of species protection laws; advise on wetlands, water, and other related issues; and ensure federal and state regulatory compliance across operations. Our experience allows us to staff both our regulatory and litigation engagements leanly, achieving favorable outcomes in high-profile ESA, MMPA, MSA, and BGEPA cases, as well as natural resource damage actions under CERCLA less expensively than our competitors.
- Consultation Process for Biological Opinions
- Compliance Counseling
- Defense of Enforcement Actions
- Endangered Species Act Counseling Generally
- Habitat Conservation Planning
- Incidental Take Permits
- Natural Resource Damages
- Permitting for New and Existing Sources
- Proposed ESA Listings
- Regulatory Development