Thompson & Knight LLP

Environment Department

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Thompson & Knight has been assisting clients with environmental issues since the 1960s, when law and science in the area began to develop. Since then, our practice has grown in scope and complexity to address all aspects of federal, state, and local environmental laws, from their development to their application. We routinely use a wide variety of methods to help resolve client issues, including litigation, administrative proceedings, lobbying, participation in rulemaking and statutory development, negotiation with agencies and individuals, and alternative dispute resolution.

The Firm has extensive experience in matters involving:

  • Land use;
  • Litigation (civil enforcement, criminal, environmental tort, administrative, and cost recovery);
  • Environmental management systems;
  • Transactional due diligence, including M&A and lending transactions; 
  • Compliance auditing, voluntary disclosures, and audit agreements with regulatory agencies;
  • Risk management advice;
  • Compliance counseling; 
  • Enforcement;
  • Facility permitting (air, water use and discharge, and solid and hazardous waste);
  • Brownfield redevelopment;
  • Wetlands;
  • Endangered Species Act (litigation, counseling, and permitting);
  • Siting (transmission lines and facilities);
  • Superfund;
  • Legislation;
  • Sustainability;
  • PACE – Property-Assessed Clean Energy;
  • Water Resource Management; and
  • Emergency response.