Climate Change

Climate change law and policy is now a fundamental part of modern environmental law. Federal regulations have gone into effect that require numerous sectors of the economy to inventory emissions of greenhouse gases. Additional regulations, along with far-reaching proposed legislation, are under serious consideration. Additionally, corporate disclosures are now being scrutinized by regulators, shareholders, and environmental activists for discussions of the potential effects of climate change on business. Private parties are also seeking redress for injuries claimed to have stemmed from climate change. Issues involving carbon credits and other financial considerations impacted by companies’ greenhouse gas emissions are emerging as new aspects of business transactions.

Our team of attorneys can bring significant expertise to bear on these emerging areas. The firm has extensive experience in regulatory compliance and enforcement, especially with respect to air matters, which is the primary media impacted by the developing regulatory framework. The experience of the firm’s attorneys in dealing with environmental issues in business transactions enhances the firm’s ability to advise clients on climate-change considerations arising in the transactional context. The firm is also well-versed in the analytical process involving the developing risks related to climate change. That analysis includes corporate disclosure issues for publicly-traded companies. The firm also has extensive litigation experience with environmentally-related claims, which is crucial in the emerging area of climate-change related litigation.

We invite you to contact one of our attorneys to discuss how we might assist you in addressing any environmental challenges or opportunities that impact your company’s interests.