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Perkins Coie LLP

Environment

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What the team is known for

Outstanding multidisciplinary environmental law practice with a strong national and state presence. Known for its expertise in manufacturing, energy and infrastructure issues, the firm displays a strong track record in environmental litigation and storm water discharge. Active involvement in a number of Superfund site-related matters and handles environmental due diligence for real estate transactions. Also highly proficient in regulatory compliance and permitting matters. Represents a broad client base including oil and gas producers, mining operators, food processing companies, industrial manufacturers and transportation companies.

Strengths

One client says that the team has "experts in multiple fields," adding that their attorneys are "responsive and creative in their strategies to resolve client issues."

"The team is good and very knowledgeable about air regulations," notes another source.

Work highlights

Represented the Port of Portland in an enforcement matter regarding the potential application of the Hazardous Material Regulations to Terminal 6, which involved the US Coast Guard, Federal Rail Road Administration and the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Rich focuses his practice on negotiating environmental permitting and regulatory compliance issues with state and federal agencies. He is also an expert in stormwater regulations and waste management, as well as water rights and land use issues.
"Christopher Rich is my go-to environmental guy. He is professional and has really good tact.""He's very easy to work with and very savvy in terms of negotiating."

Jeff Hunter is proficient in environmental compliance and regulatory issues. He has a strong track record representing clients in enforcement actions related to Superfund sites and the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act, working across industry sectors such as mining, transportation, waste management and manufacturing.
"Jeff Hunter is an expert in his field and a zealous advocate for his clients.""He is accessible and very detail-oriented."

Polly Hampton is a well-regarded environment attorney, proficient in regulatory compliance and enforcement. She also has expertise in waste management, as well as state and federal permitting. She draws significant clients from across the mining, energy, infrastructure and logistics industries.
"Polly is focused on solving problems in a way that allows her client and the party on the other side to come to an effective resolution."

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Overview

With more than 100 environment and natural resources attorneys in offices across the United States, our attorneys provide comprehensive counsel to clients navigating the complex statutory and regulatory framework of environmental and natural resource law. We advise, we litigate, and we help shape environmental policy at the federal, state, and local levels. Our team has the experience, depth and breadth to address any environmental or natural resource issue confronting our clients, serving a wide range of industries.

Our Oregon team routinely handles some of the highest profile cases in the State of Oregon, and regularly works on a wide range of major, complex environmental issues for national and international projects.

Environment

Perkins Coie LLP

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Location

1120 NW Couch Street

Tenth Floor

Portland

Oregon

USA

OR 97209-4128

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Oregon

Environment


Christopher W Rich
Band 2
Jeff Hunter
Band 2
Priscilla Hampton
Band 3