Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP

Environment Department

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What the team is known for Boutique law firm dedicated solely to environmental law issues, assisting a range of businesses and utilities as well as local governments. Handles a broad range of matters encompassing litigation, transactions and regulatory compliance. Particularly adept at handling EPA enforcement issues.

Work highlights Represented EPR Compliant Coke in a federal putative class action involving allegations that air emissions and water discharges from facilities in Birmingham, Alabama, resulted in property damage.

Notable practitioners

Max Zygmont assists clients with the full range of environmental issues, including litigation and regulatory enforcement. He is frequently involved in challenges to EPA rulemaking.

David Meezan is a "very smart and good lawyer," according to interviewees. He advises his broad client base on environmental disputes as well as regulatory compliance.

Douglas Cloud is well regarded for his handling of transactional environmental issues, including those arising out of corporate and real estate matters. Sources say: "He is smart, responsive and very commercial. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the local environmental rules and knows all of the key players."

Jonathan Wells is well regarded for his handling of environmental issues pertaining to energy and real estate transactions, among others. He also provides counsel on environmental disputes.

Kimberley Hale has a wide-ranging environmental practice, which sees her advising on real estate transactions as well as environmental litigation and regulatory enforcement. She wins praise for her "very wide breadth of expertise" and one source describes her as "a very good attorney and a pleasure to work with."

Peyton Nunez advises clients on contentious and noncontentious environmental matters. Market sources describe her as "a great lawyer and extremely competent."

Richard Horder 's expertise encompasses the full range of environmental issues, including the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act. He acts as a mediator and arbitrator as well as acting on behalf of clients. Peers describe him as "phenomenal" and "a really effective lawyer."

Robert Mowrey represents clients in high-stakes environmental litigation and enforcement actions. Peers describe him as a "great attorney," and note that he "always does a good job representing his clients."

Scott Laseter is "well respected in the community and considered an expert in environmental law," according to interviewees. He advises real estate developers and investors, among others, in connection with a wide array of environmental issues.