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Tucker Ellis knows that representing our clients effectively in the area of environmental regulation and renewable energy requires attorneys with a thorough understanding of applicable regulations, as well as knowledge of the science behind them. Strong advocacy requires a combination of trial and litigation skills and the ability to effectively communicate and interact with government regulators.

The Tucker Ellis Environmental and Renewable Energy Group has over a century of collective experience representing clients in all aspects of environmental regulation and litigation. We have a superior level of understanding regarding the science behind environmental regulation, with technical expertise in groundwater modeling, hydrogeology, and toxicology, as well as remediation methods. Our attorneys have held the highest ranking positions in state and municipal environmental regulatory agencies and enforcement divisions. Our unique governmental and prosecutorial experience translates to more effective and efficient representation of our clients.

Our trial lawyers have extensive courtroom experience in both federal and state courts and have obtained favorable decisions in cases in multiple jurisdictions and before numerous state agencies and commissions. With regard to alleged criminal violations of environmental laws, our attorneys have provided white collar defense to clients in some of the largest prosecutions in the country.

We work closely with the firm’s other practice groups, particularly in the areas of corporate and real estate law. Our attorneys routinely assist with environmental due diligence in corporate and real estate transactions. We help facilitate successful transactions through various incentives, including obtaining millions of dollars in incentives for brownfield redevelopment projects. We also provide assistance to the firm’s tax and corporate lawyers and bond counsel in the planning and financing of public and private works projects, such as wastewater treatment plants and air pollution abatement equipment.

Our team is experienced with the siting, permitting, and financing of renewable energy projects. We have developed power purchase agreements and financing for solar and wind projects, and worked through complex permitting and siting issues for biomass and other renewable energy projects.

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