Sustainability is critical to ensuring the security of future generations and the growth of the world economy. The market is responding to calls for environmental stewardship, and companies are developing solutions to the new challenges. Our clients are leading the way. In response to the sustainability movement, Taft created a Sustainability Initiative Team to counsel clients in this growing area.
Taft’s Sustainability practice combines the best of Taft’s extensive experience in established practice areas in the emerging sustainability law field. Our practice assembles an experienced team to advise clients on all aspects of today’s green business culture, including the business opportunities and changes affecting how companies operate in this new area. Increasingly, utilization of sustainable practices has become a significant way to attract customers and grow revenues — while maintaining the integrity of the environment.READ MORE
By understanding our clients’ businesses and objectives, offering practical solutions and quickly responding to emerging concerns, we have developed an exceptional perspective and the ability to help clients navigate the evolving gamut of green issues. We also understand that many green issues reach beyond the well-defined boundaries of green law. Because of the diverse nature of our firm’s experience, we are able to identify the issue and assign the appropriate attorney to tackle the issue, using cost-effective measures.
We counsel clients in acquisitions, divestitures, zoning, siting requirements and procedures, utility regulatory issues, tax matters, environmental reviews and compliance, design and construction, and contractual matters. Taft works with some of the most experienced sustainability consultants in the world, covering architecture, engineering, construction, software management and environmental disciplines. Our attorneys have appeared before regulatory agencies and planning commissions across the United States.
Taft’s Sustainability practice includes attorneys who have developed focused, in-depth knowledge of a variety of environmental concerns, including alternative energy, green practices and sustainability, clean air and clean water regulation, natural resources law, toxic tort litigation, environmental insurance coverage and claims, and a wide variety of related subjects. Our clients have come to us both with transactions and litigation assignments and have found a team of lawyers who are alert to the latest developments in the field and have employed cutting-edge techniques to obtain the best possible outcomes.
Our work has focused on green matters relating to the following:
- Sustainable design and engineering.
- Renewable energy.
- State EPA and DOE permit litigation cases.
- Gas recapture issues.
- Plans to convert landfills and contaminated properties to usable recreational and conservation space.
- Constitutional challenges to waste taxes.
- Green issues in the public health context.
- LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building certification.
- Green building.
- Government relations and public policy formation.
- Litigation relating to green practices.
- Regulatory compliance.
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