Amy L. Edwards is the co-chair of Holland & Knight's National Environmental Team.
Ms. Edwards has been practicing environmental and energy law for more than 35 years. She routinely counsels developers, lenders and corporations about effective strategies for structuring real estate and corporate transactions to minimize environmental and financial risk. Ms. Edwards has developed leading industry guidance (ASTM E 2091) and publications (ABA Book on Activity and Use Limitations) on institutional controls and was an observer/advisor to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) while it developed a model Uniform Environmental Covenants Act.
Ms. Edwards has represented real estate developers, corporations and financial institutions on environmental issues associated with real estate, including environmental site assessments, environmental insurance, energy benchmarking, carbon offsets, guaranteed fixed price remediation options, environmental indemnification agreements, cleanup requirements (including the use of engineering and institutional controls), renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs), vapor intrusion and cost recovery issues. She has provided extensive risk management advice on protective risk-based cleanups at brownfields sites being reused for commercial or residential purposes.
- Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER), 2018-2019.
- Fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers (2019)