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Environment Department

Florida
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What the team is known for Strong Florida base with a broad geographical spread, offering statewide expertise in water, air and land issues. Additional capabilities in endangered species and wetlands advisory work. Experienced in acting for clients before a range of local, state and federal regulatory bodies, alongside strengths in environmental litigation and administrative challenges. Represents public and private sector clients across a variety of industry areas, including food, real estate and manufacturing.

Strengths Sources say: "It has a really good selection of environmental lawyers with good coverage."

A client says: "It prepares fully and effectively, which results in winning cases others would lose."

Work highlights Represented Florida Power and Light Company in seeking certification for Dania Beach Energy Center, a 1,200 MW natural gas power plant, including successfully defending a challenge brought by the Sierra Club as well as obtaining permits and approvals from state and local agencies.

Notable practitioners

"Rising star"
Deborah Madden
has a broad environmental practice, advising on regulatory matters to litigation. Her clients include developers and public companies.


Elizabeth Ross
is considered by sources to be "very strong in water use law." She has extensive experience in water management issues, including permitting matters.


Gregory Munson
has experience in environmental protection and he is regularly sought after for his expertise in water management. "He is attuned to how things are done in the walls of government and he is very effective," comments one impressed interviewee, who also praises him for being "a strategic thinker."


Luna Phillips
is "a diligent lawyer who tracks the details," according to interviewees. She is noted for her standout water practice, with strengths including advising on environmental regulation.


Rick Burgess
is "a very good attorney with many years of experience" in this market according to sources. His comprehensive practice includes advising on environmental disputes.


Terry Cole
is a longstanding practitioner with experience advising on water quality and air pollution. A source states: "He is very, very strong in Clean Water Act work."