Nijman Franzetti LLP

Environment Department

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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 many years at large Chicago law firms, serving as chairs of their respective environmental departments.

Ms. Nijman represents clients in environmental litigation, private party disputes and all phases of Superfund process. She also represents clients in the environmental aspects of corporate and real estate transactions.

Ms. Franzetti is an experienced litigator who has successfully negotiated permits, discharge issues and variances, and has handled 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 strategies, risk management, enforcement proceedings, and cleanup obligations. Her practice includes natural resource damage claims and corporate transactions.

Partner Kristen Gale, who began her career as an environmental consultant and then Assistant AG for the State of IL, handles all aspects of environmental litigation and counsels clients on day-to-day environmental issues.

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