Environmental

The effective practice of environmental law demands more than knowledge of the maze of local, state and federal regulation and legislation. It requires the ability to identify regulatory opportunities, assess the regulatory and political climate, gauge community attitudes, and counsel businesses on how to operate profitably within the boundaries of the law.

The Firm’s environmental lawyers represent clients in transactions, regulatory proceedings, and litigation involving federal, state, and local environmental laws. Our clients include multi-national corporations, industry associations, independent developers, public  companies, ski areas, upstream and midstream oil and gas companies, mining ventures, renewable energy developers, landowners, entrepreneurs, and investors. The Firm advises clients not merely on Colorado matters, but on some of the most sophisticated and cutting-edge environmental issues arising throughout the country.

Our environmental attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA (Band 1), Super Lawyers, and other publications.

The Environmental Group represents clients in the following services:

  • Permitting (Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and state analog, among others)
  • Compliance assistance and assessment
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) counseling and litigation
  • Federal land use planning and litigation
  • Energy, resort, and resources development on federal, state, Indian, and private lands
  • State and federal agency enforcement actions
  • Internal investigations and environmental, health and safety audits
  • State and federal rulemakings, including formal proceedings before state rulemaking bodies
  • Due diligence for transactions
  • Drafting and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, leases, and institutional controls
  • State and federal court citizen suit and environmental litigation and appeals
  • Litigation against or in defense of federal and state agencies under state and federal Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and other statutes

Our Location

1801 California Street, Suite 3400
Denver, Colorado 80202
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Email: info@williamsweese.com
Phone 303.861.2828
Fax 303.861.4017