Environmental Law

Our attorneys have decades of experience assisting clients throughout Florida with complex environmental legal issues.  Among other things, the environmental law attorneys of Gardner Bist have successfully:

  • Resolved enforcement cases for alleged violations of environmental laws.
  • Advocated for the adoption of new and amended rules by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Litigated in formal administrative hearings concerning the issuance of environmental permits.
  • Assisted clients with permitting and litigation regarding coastal projects.
  • Advised utilities with respect to traditional and alternative water supply project development, permitting, funding and agreements.
  • Performed due diligence investigations in support of real estate transactions.
  • Guided mortgage lenders in the securitization and acquisition of real property carrying potential violations of environmental laws.
  • Negotiated the terms of site cleanups involving contaminated soil and groundwater, including sites affected by petroleum products.
  • Helped businesses navigate environmental resource permitting for new projects and expansions of existing projects.
  • Counseled large facility clients regarding permitting, permit compliance and permit enforcement.
For more information on this area of our legal practice, contact any one of the Environmental Practice Group members:

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