Environmental Law

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Individuals, businesses and municipalities face a wide and complex array of environmental law issues.  Whether it is obtaining an air permit or litigation regarding a wetland issue or dealing with a zoning violation or anything in between, we have the experience to successfully guide our clients through the regulatory process and defend any disputes that may arise, in order to achieve practical, cost-effective results.  We regularly assist clients with permitting, and provide counsel on compliance with regulatory requirements.  To provide the most cost effective service, we maintain long standing relationships with regulators, scientists, and experts in their respective fields.  We have years of experience solving DNR issues.  In addition to assisting our clients through the complex maze of environmental regulation, we also vigorously defend environmental enforcement actions.  Some areas in which we provide legal services include:

•Air pollution

•Citizen suit defense

•Contaminated properties, including CERCLA and PECFA

•Drainage districts

•Environmental due diligence

•Groundwater contamination

•Lake districts

•Litigation in courts and administrative hearings

•Navigability issues

•Pier permitting and pier usage rights

•Public trust doctrine

•Riparian rights and easements

•Shoreland and floodplain zoning

•Soil and Groundwater Cleanups

•Storm water permitting

•Water pollution

•Water-related construction and activities, including piers and wetlands

•Wetland permitting, delineation and management

•Wisconsin Pollution Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permitting

•Zoning and land use regulation

Primary Focus Attorney: Peter ConradShane J. VanderWaal