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Akerman LLP

Environment

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What the team is known for

Akerman offers solid strengths in transactional, regulatory and litigation matters, with notable strengths in forestry issues and wetlands permitting. Leverages its impressive strengths in its real estate practice to offer expertise in due diligence, environmental cleanup and wider development work. Additional capabilities in handling urban redevelopment matters. Represents both public and private clients, including Fortune 500 companies and developers.

Strengths

"Akerman is always at the leading edge of industry issues."

Work highlights

Akerman represented the Village of Key Biscayne in connection with its beach renourishment plan.

Notable practitioners

Jason Lichtstein is active in brownfield redevelopments and environmental cleanups.
"Jason was very helpful and prompt on everything we worked on." "He's a very good attorney."

Robyn Neely works on a range of environmental matters, including advising clients on regulatory issues.
"Robyn has strong expertise and client management skills."

Silvia Alderman is highly regarded for her contentious and noncontentious practice and she is considered an authority on environmental permitting and compliance.
"She's a very good attorney." "Silvia is dedicated to her clients."

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Overview

Akerman is recognized for its broad range of experience in all facets of environmental counseling, permitting, due diligence, and litigation, including civil and criminal enforcement defense arising out of the major federal environmental statutes, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, CERCLA (Superfund), FIFRA, RCRA, TSCA, and EPCRA (Right-to-Know) as well as climate change regulation, renewable energy regulation, and project development.

With lawyers throughout the U.S., the team includes a former General Counsel of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), a former Deputy General Counsel at the Florida DEP, and a former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science at the U.S. Department of the Interior. The team also includes a number of other leaders in the areas of contaminated property, environmental litigation, brownfields redevelopment, wetlands permitting and enforcement, and environmental infrastructure permitting and contracting.

Service Offerings

  • Brownfields Redevelopment
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Environmental Infrastructure and Security
  • Environmental Permitting and Compliance
  • Forest Resources
  • Green & Sustainable Development
  • Green Energy & Climate Change
  • Natural Resources, Water Supply, and Wetlands

Clients

Bear Creek Timber, LLC

City of Miami, Florida

FedEx Ground

Florida Crystals

Huizenga Holdings

Landstone Communities, LLC

Tohopekaliga Water Authority

Industries

Banks

Chemicals

Construction & Materials

Energy

Financial Services

Forestry & Paper

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Retail

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Utilities

Environment

Akerman LLP

firm
Location

420 South Orange Avenue

Suite 1200

Orlando

Florida

USA

FL 32801

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Florida

Environment


Jason Lichtstein
Band 2
Robyn Neely
Band 2
Silvia M Alderman
Band 1