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Thompson Coburn LLP

Environment

3 ranked lawyersBand 1Missouri: St Louis & SurroundsUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

St. Louis-based team with a strong reputation built on its longstanding presence in the market. Has notable litigation expertise and experience in sizable class actions. Regularly advises global corporations from the oil and gas, mining, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries on an array of environmental matters including challenges to new permits and whistleblower lawsuits, cleanups and compliance mandates as well as government investigations.

Strengths

Sources comment: "Thompson Coburn has attorneys who can handle literally every aspect of environmental law from both the litigation and transactional side."

One interviewee describes this as "a great environment practice," adding: "I rely on them a lot; they're really very good."

Notable practitioners

Crystal Kennedy is atransactional expert with several decades' experience. She is considered a go-to attorney for matters such as brownfield redevelopments, the sale and acquisition of industrial properties and cleanup programs.
"She is extremely knowledgeable, practical and responsive."

Ed Cohen has an extensive environmental litigation practice that sees him take on insurance coverage disputes, enforcement actions and class actions. He is particularly experienced in toxic mold mandates, while also advising on groundwater disputes.
"He's a great lawyer."

Peter Strassner has an extensive environmental practice that sees him act for major transportation and manufacturing industry clients, among others. He handles administrative proceedings and courtroom litigation involving issues such as Superfunds, as well as advising on transactions. He divides his time between St. Louis and Washington, DC.
"Peter Strassner knows our business, anticipates our needs, and is very thorough and great to work with." "Possesses a wealth of environmental experience and expertise."

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Missouri: St Louis & Surrounds

Environment


Crystal Kennedy
Band 2
Edward Cohen
Band 2
Peter S Strassner
Band 1