Van Ness Feldman LLP

Environment Department

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What the team is known for Strong group, well versed in municipal, state and federal environmental permitting, particularly for water supply and energy infrastructure projects. Notable expertise in climate change, air and water quality, endangered species, natural resources and hazardous waste matters. Regularly represents energy companies, ports and municipalities.

Strengths"The team is wonderful," says one source, adding that it offers "a great range of expertise with breadth, depth and wonderful people I enjoy working with."

Another client comments: "Van Ness Feldman is an exceptionally valuable resource. Without exception, the attorneys I work with deliver first-rate legal advice."

"The lawyers have a lot of experience and institutional knowledge and know what they are doing," according to another interviewee, who further describes the firm as "seasoned and incredibly proficient."

Work highlights Counseled Puget Sound Energy on environmental permitting and compliance, including in connection with the construction and development of a combined peak shaving LNG liquefaction and storage facility and marine fueling terminal in the Port of Tacoma.

Notable practitioners

The "fantastic" Matthew Love has a sophisticated environmental practice encompassing litigation and permitting. He frequently advises clients on environmental issues pertaining to energy and natural resources projects.