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Nijman Franzetti LLP

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What the team is known for

High-caliber environmental boutique known for its deep knowledge of water, air and land-related issues. Calls upon a formidable pool of environmental litigators to handle a broad range of toxic tort and contamination claims, alongside notable experience defending governmental enforcement actions. Routinely retained by companies in the energy, waste management and chemical sectors.

Strengths

Clients say:“The firm has excellent lawyers. They specialize in environment, have a good bench and a very good breath of expertise."

A source states: “Nijman Franzetti is my go-to counsel. The team is extremely good negotiators and extremely efficient.”

Other interviewees add: “The team is great to work with. They are timely, efficient and responsive.”

Notable practitioners

Lynn Grayson is well regarded for her broad transactional practice which includes advising clients on issues of environmental due diligence, compliance and risk management.
"Lynn is rocket science great."  "She is fantastic, practical, responsive and a great partner."

Jennifer Nijman is respected for the strength of her practice in environmental law, which sees her engaged in a variety of cases including coal ash and CERCLA litigation.
“Jennifer is a very good litigator.” “She is very good at grasping the facts and extremely good at managing matters all round. She gets right to the issues that matter, points out things that need to be pushed forward and is very good at negotiations.”

Susan Brice is an experienced environmental lawyer whose practice encompasses a range of environmental litigation, including toxic torts and CERCLA cases.
"Susan's greatest strength is her focus and willingness to put the work into really knowing and understanding the subject matter. She has amazing command of the historical record and details in very complex matters, and leverages that to be effective in case presentation."

Susan Franzetti assists clients with the full range of environmental matters, including regulatory issues, litigation and compliance advice. She has particular experience acting on behalf of clients in remedial investigations, as well as defending them in CAA and CWA suits.
“Susan is always responsive, knowledgeable, and a trusted source of legal counsel. She has a sound understanding and deep experience of environmental regulatory matters as well as keen business acumen.” “She is is a top-notch environmental attorney.”

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Overview

Nijman·Franzetti LLP is a women-owned environmental law boutique best known for environmental litigation and enforcement defense, permitting and compliance work, complex transactions, site remediation and administrative proceedings.

The firm’s senior partners are highly regarded for their experience and reputation in environmental law. They practiced for years at large Chicago law firms, serving as leaders in their respective environmental departments.

Ms. Nijman represents clients in environmental litigation, compliance, and all phases of CERCLA. She also handles the environmental aspects of corporate transactions.

Ms. Franzetti is an experienced litigator who has successfully handled discharge variances, permit appeals and challenges under the Clean Water Act. She represents companies in CERCLA matters and acts as group counsel for several sites.

Ms. Grayson serves as national environmental counsel addressing compliance, risk management, enforcement, and remediation. Her practice includes NRD claims and corporate transactions.

Ms. Brice represents clients across the country in environmental litigation and toxic tort disputes, with a focus on complicated scientific issues.  She also represents clients in real estate and brownfield redevelopment.

Partner Kristen Gale, formerly an environmental consultant and IL Asst. AG, handles all aspects of environmental litigation and compliance counseling.

They are joined by associates Genevieve Essig, Vincent Angermeier and Molly Snittjer.

Environment

Nijman Franzetti LLP

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Location

10 South LaSalle Street

Suite 3600

Chicago

Illinois

USA

IL 60603

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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.

Illinois

Environment: Litigation


Jennifer T Nijman
Band 1
Susan E. Brice
Band 3
Susan M Franzetti
Band 1

Environment: Mainly Transactional


E Lynn Grayson
Band 1