Two words define our Environmental Group: reputation and results. We’ve earned both. The success of Preti Flaherty's large and diversified environmental practices can be seen in the wide range of clients from across the country that rely on us for environmental problem-solving, risk management and litigation. We represent Fortune 500 companies, large, mid-size and small manufacturers, development companies, trade and other associations, PRP groups, municipalities and government agencies, as well as individuals. Our clients’ environmental challenges are all different, but they all come to us because we stay ahead of the fast pace of change in environmental regulation and legislation, and we provide creative, comprehensive, and cost-effective solutions.

Led by a former senior enforcement official at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and backed by highly qualified environmental attorneys, including two former EPA regional and headquarters attorneys, and a former EHS manager for a major paper manufacturing company, Preti Flaherty’s Environmental Group brings substantial insight and experience to issues involving air, water and stormwater, solid/hazardous waste, waste management, chemical regulation, and land use controls.

Our extensive environmental experience includes:

  • Litigating federal, state and local administrative and judicial proceedings
  • Defending class action and multiparty toxic tort suits
  • Negotiating and litigating Superfund cost recovery, remediation and natural resource damages cases
  • Pursuing federal, state and local permit applications and managing the permitting process
  • Undertaking permit and licensing appeals for construction and development
  • Counseling on compliance with environmental and land use statutes and regulations
  • Defending administrative and judicial regulatory enforcement proceedings
  • Assisting developers and municipalities in Brownfields redevelopment
  • Advising on environmental due diligence and risk management in real estate and commercial transactions
  • Counseling on toxics use, emerging contaminants (e.g. PFAS), pollution prevention and community right-to-know issues
  • Undertaking compliance audits
  • Advising on air regulation, climate strategy and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

The lawyers you want on your side.

Companies facing environmental challenges ask for our attorneys by name. They trust that when Preti Flaherty’s team is involved in the case, they’re getting the best possible counsel. We guide our clients through sophisticated and often-unfamiliar territory in a clear, practical, and understanding way. With three former government enforcement lawyers that have more than one hundred years combined experience and a deep bench to support them, we’ve built an extremely accomplished, knowledgeable and capable team. We’re called on to address big issues on serious matters, and we’re always ready for the next challenge. 

Additional information on the firm's environmental due diligence and risk management experience can be viewed here.