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Cascadia Law Group

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Managing Partners: Josh M. Lipsky and Joseph A. Rehberger
Number of partners: 7
Number of lawyers: 14
Languages: English; Spanish

Firm Overview: 
The firm represents clients in litigation and regulatory matters that include complex, sometimes controversial environmental, land use, and natural resource issues. Its  partners come from some of the largest international firms in the country, senior policy positions within government, and regulatory agencies. Its clients cover the spectrum of players in the environmental arena: Fortune 100 companies, small businesses, government agencies, and environmental groups. Our clients come to us because we solve problems. The firm set out first to understand each client’s objectives. It then applies its knowledge of the law, persuasive skills, political acumen, and creative thinking to attain those goals. The firm has successfully helped its clients resolve many of its region's most difficult environmental issues.

Practice Areas:
-Air Quality & Climate Change
-Endangered Species & Natural Resources
-Energy
-Environmental Litigation
-Federal Indian Law
-Insurance
-Permitting & Environmental Review
-Property Development & Acquisition
- Regulatory Process
-Waste Management & Cleanup
-Water Quality & Water Rights

Main Areas of Practice:
Air Quality & Climate Change:

1 Partner; 4 fee earners based in Seattle and Olympia, Washington
• Years of experience with Air Quality Permitting for New and Existing Sources; Climate Change Policy and Planning; Compliance Counseling; Defense of Enforcement Actions; and Appeals and Variances
Contact: Rodney L. Brown, Jr. at 206-292-2605; Dennis McLerran at 206-292-2646; Ric Redman at 206-292-2607
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]

Endangered Species & Natural Resources:
3 Partners; 6 fee earners based in Seattle and Olympia, Washington
• Extensive experience in Consultations Under the ESA; Natural Resource Damages; Compliance Counseling; Habitat Conservation Planning; and Clean Water Act Integration
Contact: Jay J. Manning at 360-786-5078; Tom McDonald at 360-786-5039; Rodney L. Brown, Jr. at 206-292-2605
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]

Environmental Litigation:
3 Partners; 9 fee earners based in Seattle and Olympia, Washington
• Environmental Cost Recovery; Insurance Litigation for Policyholders; Toxic Torts; Class Actions; Natural Resource Damages; Defense of Enforcement Actions; Permit Appeals; Environmental/Real Estate Litigation; and Commercial Litigation
Contact: Stephen J. Tan at 206-292-2657; Joseph A. Rehberger at 360-786-5062
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Insurance:
2 Partners; 4 fee earners based in Seattle and Olympia, Washington
• Extensive experience in Historical Research and Insurance “Archaeology;” Preparation of Insurance Claims; Negotiation of Settlements; and Insurance Litigation
Contact: Tisha F. Pagalilauan at 206-292-2647; Stephen J. Tan at 206-292-2657
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Permitting & Environmental Review:
3 Partners; 6 fee earners based in Seattle and Olympia, Washington
• Extensive experience in National and State Environmental Policy Acts; Transportation Mega-Projects; Shoreline Management Act; Growth Management Act; Endangered Species Act; Wetland and “Dredge and Fill” Permitting; Resource Development and Planning; and Clean Water Act and Stormwater Permitting
Contact: Jay J. Manning at 360-786-5078; Josh Lipsky at 206-292-2633
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Property Development & Acquisition:
4 Partners; 6 fee earners based in Seattle and Olympia, Washington
• Extensive experience in Environmental Audits; Environmental Assessments and Due Diligence; Prospective Purchaser Agreements; Project Permitting and Development; and Purchase/Sale/Lease Agreements for Emissions Credits
Contact: Rodney L. Brown, Jr. at 206-292-2605; Josh Lipsky at 206-292-2633; Tisha F. Pagalilauan at 206-292-2647; Joseph A. Rehberger at 360-786-5062
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]

Regulatory Process:
4 fee earners based in Seattle and Olympia, Washington
• Extensive experience in Administrative Hearings; Agency Rule-Making Proceedings; License Grants and Revocations; Environmental and Related Permits; Shoreline and Land Use Hearings; Utilities and Transportation Commission Hearings; Judicial Review of Agency Decisions; and Open Government Issues
Contact: Jeffrey Goltz at 360-528-3026; Dennis McLerran at 206-292-2646; Ric Redman at 206-292-2607
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]

Waste Management & Cleanup:
3 Partners; 8 fee earners based in Seattle and Olympia, Washington
• Extensive experience in MTCA and CERCLA; Natural Resource Damages; RCRA and Solid Waste Management; Brownfields; Marine Pollution; Underground Storage Tanks; Solid Waste Facility Permitting; Compliance Counseling; Defense of Enforcement Actions; Appeals and Variances; and Regulatory Development
Contact: Rodney L. Brown, Jr. at 206-292-2605; Josh Lipsky at 206-292-2633; Tisha F. Pagalilauan at 206-292-2647
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]

Water Quality & Water Rights:
5 Partners; 9 fee earners based in Seattle and Olympia, Washington
• Extensive experience in NPDES Permitting; Stormwater Permitting; Water Rights; Compliance Counseling; Defense of Enforcement Actions; Appeals and Variances; and Regulatory Development
Contact: Rodney L. Brown, Jr. at 206-292-2605; Tom McDonald at 360-786-5039; Josh Lipsky at 206-292-2633; Tisha F. Pagalilauan at 206-292-2647; Joseph A. Rehberger at 360-786-5062
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]