Snell & Wilmer LLP

Environment Department

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What the team is known for Commended for its expertise in handling a wide range of environmental and permitting work in the areas of air quality, water quality, land use and zoning. Also highly experienced in related litigation. Serves a range of public and private entities including real estate developers and electricity companies. Often advises clients on permitting and regulatory issues before federal agencies and departments. Expert understanding of matters associated with brownfield redevelopments.

Strengths One impressed client notes: "We have a great degree of confidence in this firm’s advice. It is always practical and to the point."

Work highlights Represented ITT in three CERCLA lawsuits regarding alleged harm to water supplies and contamination liability.

Notable practitioners

William Staudenmaier is noted by one source as "very strong on water rights." He is regularly involved in the acquisition and protection of water rights for industrial and agricultural users. He also assists client with permitting issues.

Lucas Narducci is particularly active for clients in the mining industry, advising on surface water and mineral rights and permitting issues. He also represents clients in investigations related to remediation programs and in ownership litigation.

Mitchell Klein offers strength in contentious mandates related to environmental issues, covering permitting and remedial action disputes. He also advises on matters involving the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.

Patrick Paul is hailed by one source as an "intellectual leader." He has particular expertise in environmental litigation, including asbestos and pollution claims.