Environmental law is a dynamic practice area, heavily influenced by a complex interconnection of statutes, agency regulations and policies.

Navigating these issues necessitates superior regulatory knowledge, efficiency, and persistent advocacy.

Our experienced attorneys are prepared to assist real estate and business clients in finding creative and cost-effective solutions in matters involving all aspects of environmental laws and regulations, while maintaining legal compliance and managing risk associated with the following issues:


  • Remediation of contaminated lands
  • Air and water quality regulatory issues
  • Permitting management, review and strategy
  • Environmental indemnification and cost recovery
  • Participation in the Voluntary Cleanup Program
  • Underground Storage Tank requirements and decommissioning
  • Wetland mitigation and development issues
  • Environmentally sensitive areas
  • Land use and environmental due diligence
  • Risk analysis


  • Actions under Washington’s Model Toxics Control Act (“MTCA”)
  • Actions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”)
  • Regulatory disputes
  • Permitting and project development challenges
  • Environmental insurance coverage and recovery
  • Contaminated site disputes
  • Cleanup cost recovery
  • Nuisance and property damage actions


  • Enforcement actions
  • Washington Department of Ecology determinations
  • Environmental disclosure and reporting requirements
  • Environmental emergency response and crisis management
  • Water rights and usage
  • Project site development
  • Risk avoidance issues
  • Hazardous materials management
  • Permitting and environmental review of infrastructure projects
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