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Foley Hoag LLP

Environment

3 ranked lawyersBand 1MassachusettsUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Market-leading environmental practice in Massachusetts with deep experience in litigation, compliance and transactional matters. Highly regarded for its broad base of expertise in areas such as the CAA and CWA, Superfunds and climate change mitigation. Particularly experienced in working with those in the energy generation sector.

Strengths

One client says: “Foley Hoag has got excellent practitioners. They handle very complex matters and do excellent work.”

Another interviewee adds: “The team is strong in environmental law and has significant experience navigating the many complexities of a project in Massachusetts.”

A client says: “The team is excellent and there has never been a time they didn’t respond to us quickly.”

Work highlights

Assisted Vineyard Wind on securing all required state, regional and local approvals for an 800 MW wind project. The firm advised on environmental and land use permitting.

Notable practitioners

Adam Kahn maintains a premier environmental practice that includes representing clients in compliance matters and disputes.
“Adam is one of the best in the business. His depth of experience and his ability to think creatively to tackle complex problems is beneficial.” "Adam is very knowledgeable about the market."

Kathleen Brill has an extensive environmental practice and often advises on transactional matters.
“Kathleen is meticulous and knowledgeable on the issues.” “Kathleen is extremely responsive, very capable and very easy to work with.”

Seth Jaffe offers expertise on issues concerning air and water and advises on permitting, enforcement and regulation.
“Seth is a superstar.”

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Overview

Foley Hoag’s Environmental Practice Group has been a preeminent national environmental practice for the past twenty years. Our experience allows us to identify critical environmental legal issues early and develop practical, cost-effective strategies to address them. We develop a solid understanding of our clients’ business objectives to provide focused, sound and strategic advice that maximizes opportunities and minimizes cost and liability.

We provide strategic environmental compliance counseling for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, emerging businesses, environmental technology firms, institutions, municipalities, and state authorities. Such counseling can range from getting new facilities permitted, to in depth facility- or company-wide audits, to prompt and effective response to non-compliance situations.

Our Environmental Litigation lawyers have an impressive record resolving environmental legal disputes at the negotiating table and in the courtroom without hampering our clients' business operations. The types of cases we handle include:

  • Government and Citizen Enforcement Suits
  • Private Cost Recovery Actions
  • Toxic Tort Claims
  • Environmental Insurance Coverage Cases
  • International Environmental Disputes Between Sovereign States

Finally, working in conjunction with our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice, Foley Hoag Environmental lawyers assist clients with developing and implementing broad-based international CSR programs.

Members

Jaffe, Seth D (Head of Department)

Brill, Kathleen

Ettinger, Jonathan

Kahn, Adam

Environment

Foley Hoag LLP

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Location

Seaport West

155 Seaport Boulevard

Boston

Massachusetts

USA

MA 02210-2600

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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.

Massachusetts

Environment


Kathleen Brill
Band 3
Seth D Jaffe
Band 1