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Environment - Missouri: St Louis & Surrounds
"Amy is a very good lawyer with an encyclopedic knowledge of all things regulatory." "Amy is very responsive and dependable."
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Amy focuses on providing practical advice targeted to each client’s need to integrate environmental, health and safety regulatory compliance into everyday operations, ensuring the business runs smoothly and successfully.
She uses her 25+ years of experience counseling numerous diverse companies to find solutions to complex regulatory problems. Amy has deep experience in all environmental, health and safety regulatory programs, including hazardous and solid waste management, water discharges, air emission permitting, federal and state chemical regulations, process safety management, pesticide regulation, hazardous materials transportation, and occupational safety and health requirements. She helps companies plan and implement practical measures for complying with regulations, and she actively defends clients against regulatory enforcement actions when necessary.
Amy advises developers, business owners, lenders and business investors on strategies for managing environmental matters that arise in transactional matters. Her counsel includes strategic planning, due diligence, document drafting and negotiation, development considerations and environmental liability management.
Another area of focus is environmental cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties nationwide. Amy has successfully resolved difficult cleanup issues leading to redevelopment at Superfund and other significant environmental cleanup sites, as well as at more routine dry cleaner and gas station locations. She has worked with Brownfield statutes and voluntary cleanup programs in numerous states, leading to successful property reuse.
American Bar Association, Section on Environment, Energy and Resources
The Missouri Bar
Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates, Environment, Health & Safety Committee
Environmental Law Institute
University of Wisconsin Law School
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