Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Natural Resources & Environment Department

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Environmental & Natural Resources law is not only complex and constantly evolving, but also highly technical. Michael Best’s team of environmental lawyers understands not only the law and the science of environmental regulations, but also our clients’ business needs and how to help achieve them.

We have more than a century of collective experience in environmental law, assisting with everything from compliance counseling to enforcement defense. Clients know they can count on us to give them strategic, proactive advice in succinct, understandable terms.

Members of our team have served in government, industry, trade associations, and utilities. We maintain relationships with key regulators and legislators at both the state and federal levels, and we work closely with technical staff and environmental consultants and experts. Our experience, approach, and connections enable us to help clients find creative solutions that can transform risk into reward, such as cross-industry emissions agreements or converting waste into energy for sale.

We provide a complete range of services in the area of Environmental & Natural Resource law, including:

  • Environmental Compliance Counseling, Permitting, & Advocacy
  • Environmental Enforcement Defense & Litigation
  • Climate Change & Sustainability
  • Contaminated Property Development & Remediation
  • Representation in Superfund Sites
  • Managing Environmental Risk in Transactions
  • Water Law and Regulation


Palmer, Todd E (Head of Department)

Bochert, Linda

Bode, Denise

Callisto, Eric

Crass, David

Field, Cameron

Fritsch, Taylor

Hayes, Alexander

Hemaidan, Jordan

Krueger, Raymond

Sheehan, John

Ziemba, Leah

Ziemba, Leah Hurtgen


Appleton Coated

Beloit College

Calumet Superior

Dairy Business Association of Wisconsin (DBA)

Golden Sands Dairy

Graymont (WI) LLC

Irgens Development, LLC

Madison Gas & Electric

Maple Leaf Dairy

McCain Foods USA

Milk Source

State of Wisconsin - Department of Administration

Tuls Dairies


Agriculture, including Dairy and Food Processing

Consumer Product Manufacturing


Ethanol and other Biofuel Producers

Forest & Paper


Metal & Mining

Printers and Coaters



Waste Management Facilities