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What the team is known for Highly regarded for its strengths in wetlands issues, alongside noted expertise in contamination and remediation matters. Draws on the firm's land development and real estate practice to give comprehensive advice in development projects. Represents a range of public and private sector clients, with a focus on developers and property owners. Expertise spans environmental aspects of transactional matters.
Strengths A client comments: "Collectively and individually, they are experts in their field. We rely on them for detailed legal opinions on complex environmental matters."
"It is a very capable team that is a strong client advocate and interested in creative solutions," states one source, who appreciates that the lawyers "balance the appropriate rules and regulations, while providing a practical solution to meet the client's needs."
Cristina Lumpkin is "very easy to work with, very knowledgeable and a strong and effective client advocate," report sources. She has a broad environmental practice, which includes providing regulatory and remediation advice.
Howard Nelson maintains his market-leading reputation in a range of matters, including permit appeals and project development. "He has a thorough knowledge of the current rules and the regulatory environment," comments one client, who also appreciates that "he does not use a lot of technical jargon when talking legal to the lay person."