Environmental Litigation

Clients in a broad spectrum of industry sectors including manufacturing, consumer products, hardrock mining, conventional and renewable energy, clean tech, private equity, financial services, educational institutions, and real estate investment and development work with Goodwin’s renowned Environmental Practice to resolve their most difficult environmental challenges. These challenges include multi-party litigation, contested administrative rulemaking and permitting proceedings, new legislative initiatives, major enforcement actions, compliance investigations, Brownfields redevelopment projects, and management of complex sites, particularly those involving contaminated sediments or vapor intrusion.

At home in federal and state courts, administrative agencies, legislative committees, and at the deal table, Goodwin’s environmental team leads the field in complex sediment site remediation, vapor intrusion, environmental regulation of mining, climate change, regulation of cooling water intake structures and thermal discharges, innovative environmental deal structuring, and toxicological assessment.

Related Practices

Carbon Markets + Climate Change

Widely regarded as the future’s most challenging energy and environmental issue, climate change is increasingly center stage in corporate America, impacting business strategy choices and daily operations. Goodwin became intensively involved with the issue early on – helping energy technology and engineering clients to develop strategies and address litigation in which climate change plays a central role.
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CleanTech

Goodwin’s clean technology and energy practice focuses on entrepreneurs, operating companies, and investors who are pioneers in the clean tech and energy markets. We’re currently counsel to over 500 technology-based clients, including some of the leading wind, solar and biofuels companies and represent 200 venture capital and private equity firms, leveraging relationships with investors on behalf of our clients.
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Business + Commercial Litigation

Companies often face complex disputes with other businesses, government entities, or groups of individuals, which require an understanding of both the business issue and the industry of the client. Our Business Litigation practice specializes in handling these complex disputes, representing leaders in diverse industry sectors, including many Fortune 100 companies, in connection with their most important litigation matters. What sets us apart from our peers is our depth of trial and arbitration experience, class action expertise, and connections to the specialized business litigation courts across the country.
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Energy

The energy industry faces a rapidly shifting landscape of market challenges, regulatory hurdles and technological changes.Energy companies consistently rely on Goodwin’s highly successful, multi-faceted transactional, regulatory and litigation practice. We help our clients succeed in nuclear, solar, wind, renewable and alternative energy technologies.
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Mining

Hardrock mining companies around the world face environmental, reclamation, public lands and electric supply issues of every stripe. Since the early 1970s, those companies have relied on Goodwin’s experienced mining practice to overcome those challenges. We have also been heavily involved in negotiating and providing advice with respect to mergers and acquisitions and complex financing transactions.
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Development + Permitting

Real estate development requires technical expertise and dedication. With a deep understanding of the legal and business issues of real estate development, Goodwin is committed to guiding our clients from concept to completion of every project. Building a successful project starts with good working partnerships. Goodwin is highly regarded in the real estate industry for finding opportunities and bringing people together. We counsel developers, investors, corporate owners and managers, nonprofit institutions, and lenders in large-scale projects of all kinds.
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Related Practices
Carbon Markets + Climate Change
Widely regarded as the future’s most challenging energy and environmental issue, climate change is increasingly center stage in corporate America, impacting business strategy choices and daily operations. Goodwin became intensively involved with the issue early on – helping energy technology and engineering clients to develop strategies and address litigation in which climate change plays a central role.
Read More
CleanTech
Goodwin’s clean technology and energy practice focuses on entrepreneurs, operating companies, and investors who are pioneers in the clean tech and energy markets. We’re currently counsel to over 500 technology-based clients, including some of the leading wind, solar and biofuels companies and represent 200 venture capital and private equity firms, leveraging relationships with investors on behalf of our clients.
Read More
Business + Commercial Litigation
Companies often face complex disputes with other businesses, government entities, or groups of individuals, which require an understanding of both the business issue and the industry of the client. Our Business Litigation practice specializes in handling these complex disputes, representing leaders in diverse industry sectors, including many Fortune 100 companies, in connection with their most important litigation matters. What sets us apart from our peers is our depth of trial and arbitration experience, class action expertise, and connections to the specialized business litigation courts across the country.
Read More
Energy
The energy industry faces a rapidly shifting landscape of market challenges, regulatory hurdles and technological changes.Energy companies consistently rely on Goodwin’s highly successful, multi-faceted transactional, regulatory and litigation practice. We help our clients succeed in nuclear, solar, wind, renewable and alternative energy technologies.
Read More
Mining
Hardrock mining companies around the world face environmental, reclamation, public lands and electric supply issues of every stripe. Since the early 1970s, those companies have relied on Goodwin’s experienced mining practice to overcome those challenges. We have also been heavily involved in negotiating and providing advice with respect to mergers and acquisitions and complex financing transactions.
Read More
Development + Permitting
Real estate development requires technical expertise and dedication. With a deep understanding of the legal and business issues of real estate development, Goodwin is committed to guiding our clients from concept to completion of every project. Building a successful project starts with good working partnerships. Goodwin is highly regarded in the real estate industry for finding opportunities and bringing people together. We counsel developers, investors, corporate owners and managers, nonprofit institutions, and lenders in large-scale projects of all kinds.
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Laurence S. Kirsch

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