Aaron Courtney represents energy, municipal, industrial, agricultural and developer clients on compliance, permitting and litigation issues under the Clean Water Act (CWA) (with a particular emphasis on Section 404 and Section 10 permitting), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) (focusing on Bureau of Land Management rights-of-way authorizations), and federal and state clean-up laws. Aaron’s energy infrastructure work focuses on linear project development (transmission and pipeline) and renewable energy generation project permitting (wind and solar). Aaron also has extensive experience representing clients in formulating mitigation strategies to facilitate such permitting, as well as advising clients in the development of natural resource mitigation banks. His public sector work includes representing numerous public wastewater treatment entities on water quality and distribution matters. He applies his extensive practical skills in conducting environmental due diligence in support of major mergers and acquisitions matters.
- Adjunct Faculty, Lewis & Clark Law School
- Environment Committee, Oregon Business Association
- Former Vice Chair, Marine Resources Subcommittee, American Bar Association
- Vice Chair, Public Lands Committee, American Bar Association
- Oregon State Bar
- Multnomah Bar Association