Frost Brown Todd LLC

Natural Resources & Environment Department

Ohio
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What the team is known for Greatly experienced and well thought-of practice acting for clients on a broad range of issues relating to environmental law. Possesses a strong stable of talented attorneys representing clients in civil and criminal enforcement actions, and regulatory compliance audits and investigations. Particularly sought after for its counsel on CERCLA and CWA matters. Also noted for its environmental counsel on corporate transactions. Acts for a distinguished roster of state, national and international clients, including heavy industry corporations, petroleum companies and municipalities.

Strengths A client comments: "The team is solution-oriented, very competent and provides excellent legal services. The attorneys are of the highest caliber, and we feel very lucky to be working with them."

Market commentators report: "The firm has a deep bench of attorneys, who are reputable and experienced in the environmental arena. They all have great reputations that are reflective of the type of work they do."

Work highlights Represented the City of Steubenville in negotiating the terms of a Combined Sewer Overflow Decree for the city's water overflow.

Notable practitioners

Kevin McMurray provides sought-after counsel on environment-related litigation, and is often called upon to act in relation to enforcement proceedings and audit investigations.

Stephen Haughey has built a solid reputation as a leading environmental litigator. He frequently handles disputes concerning CWA and CERCLA violations, often on behalf of municipal entities.

Stephen Samuels enjoys a reputation as "one of the best in the state for municipal water law concerns." He regularly handles CWA and other proceedings on behalf of industry, municipal and property owner clients. An interviewee describes him as "extremely knowledgeable and well connected with the regulatory agencies."

Steven Wesloh is skilled in representing clients in federal investigations and permit appeals under the CAA, often concerning the iron and steel industries.

William Hayes operates a "very sophisticated practice" which has earned him a reputation as "a go-to air lawyer." He is renowned in the market for his expertise in permitting and CAA compliance. A source reports: "His prior experience working for the EPA is very valuable, and he is very active in big-ticket work."