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Ballard Spahr LLP

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What the team is known for

Firm especially noted for its capabilities in environmental litigation. Clients benefit from its additional expertise in handling complex regulatory and transactional matters in areas such as contaminations and solar projects. Experience in negotiating regulatory issues for clients as well as air quality permitting. Compact Phoenix environmental team which combines local expertise with access to the firm's broad national resources. Also skilled acting on land use matters, including those relating to brownfield developments and contaminated properties.

Strengths

A client observes: "It's a super team and they provide outstanding services to our clients."

Work highlights

Advised Invenergy on obtaining permits for the Hashknife Energy Center, among other renewable energy and battery energy storage projects in the state.

Notable practitioners

David Armstrong represents clients in environmental litigation, including mandates concerning groundwater contamination, as well as environmental compliance due diligence in relation to transactions.
"He is very creative and gets along with other people in our company exceedingly well. His research is excellent and he can give client solid choices about which strategies we should select and are authorized by the law."

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Overview

Ballard Spahr's Environment & Natural Resources Group in Arizona serves as local, regional, and national counsel on an array of complex regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters for industrial, commercial, and municipal clients. For example, we advise on the development of projects that may encounter contaminated lands, scarce water resources, endangered species, and public opposition. We strategize with clients and counsel them on avoiding environmental liabilities. We help clients navigate environmental laws to ensure regulatory compliance. We also seek to resolve disputes in a creative, cost-effective manner, but are prepared to prosecute or defend charges when necessary.
In particular, we maintain our strength in providing clients with:
•    Practical resolutions to environmental claims
•    Permitting support and regulatory compliance
•    Analysis and due diligence on complex business transactions
•    Counsel on environmental impact studies and defense against prospective environmental impact-based challenges
•    Guidance on administrative, civil, and criminal enforcement claims

Our experience encompasses:
•    Environmental litigation
•    Environmental rulemaking
•    Permitting appeals
•    Resolution of environmental disputes to facilitate business transactions
•    Development projects involving alternative energy
•    Brownfield redevelopment
•    Contaminated properties
•    Land use
•    Natural resources

Members

Armstrong, David J

Phillips, Lea

Environment

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Location

1 East Washington Street

Suite 2300

Phoenix

Arizona

USA

AZ 85004-2555

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Arizona

Environment


David J Armstrong
Band 2