Many of our planet’s most pressing issues involve the environment and natural resources. ZAG-S&W assists clients with navigating the environmental challenges that we face and the related government regulations.
Drawing on our deep industry, regulatory, transactional and litigation expertise, the firm brings a sophisticated understanding not only of the environmental legal framework but also the practical business implications directly impacting our clients.
Our environmental lawyers have prior experience from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. As a result, we are able to guide clients through all stages of environmental matters, including regulation, project development, remediation and corporate transactions, and litigation. To help devise innovative, tailored solutions, we also leverage the firm’s broader expertise, drawing on our real estate, tax, corporate, securities and energy practices.
Our intimate knowledge of and connections with the state agencies ensure clients receive the most cutting-edge advice regarding compliance with the federal Clean Air Act and State Implementation Plans. The sale of carbon credits remains a hot issue, and we have advised a California forest trust in negotiating one of the country’s first contracts for the sale of carbon credits from a forest trust. We have also represented a project sponsor in the aggregation and sale of carbon credits to help fund water treatment initiatives in Kenya. Given the global nature of our practice, we have represented generic agricultural chemical companies entering the U.S. market, including the first Indian and Korean companies to be awarded a technical registration by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The breadth of our expertise and cost structure of our platform allows us to partner with our clients to strategically and comprehensively manage environmental risks and to capitalize on the business opportunities before them.