Keeping Projects Moving Forward

Marten lawyers assist clients with project development from start to finish, obtaining the environmental permits and approvals needed to construct new facilities, modify existing facilities and equipment, and operate their business successfully. 

We advise on compliance and permit issues relating to wetlands, water, air, hazardous waste, endangered species and other issues. We have extensive experience advising and assisting utilities and private developers in siting, permitting, and developing electricity generation and transmission facilities. 

Marten regularly works with technical consultants and regulatory agencies to develop successful permit strategies, enabling projects to move forward without unnecessary delays. We advise clients on strategies to avoid litigation. We advise on overall environmental impact review requirements, including the need to incorporate climate impacts into environmental reviews under the Clean Air Act, NEPA and equivalent state laws. If required, we defend project approvals and permit decisions, regulatory enforcement actions, and citizen suits. We also represent our clients in challenges to federal and state environmental review statutes and regulations.


  • CEQA
  • Clean Water Act Permits
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Growth Management Act
  • Historic Preservation
  • Hydraulics Permits
  • NEPA
  • Resource Development and Regulation Planning
  • SEPA
  • Shoreline Management Act
  • Solid Waste Management Permits
  • Real estate permitting
  • Smart cities
  • Takings laws
  • Transportation planning
  • Construction litigation
  • Environmental mitigation
  • Project development (infrastructure, residential, commercial, industrial)
  • Wetlands and environmentally sensitive properties

Helping businesses navigate a changing environment—from high-stakes litigation, to government action, to strategic infrastructure & tech deals.

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