Environmental regulations can be burdensome and complex, and a failure to obtain required approvals or to comply with regulatory requirements can be disastrous even for an otherwise thriving business. Polsinelli’s Environmental and Natural Resources professionals understand the business challenges involved in regulatory permitting and compliance, as well as the need to proactively manage these issues effectively in a business context.
We regularly work with clients to identify permitting and compliance issues and to develop and implement appropriate strategies, addressing them with a focus on risk management. We also work closely with our clients – and with the agencies that regulate them – to obtain timely permits or other approvals, to negotiate compliance terms, and to resolve issues minimizing both the burdens of compliance and risks of disputes going forward.
Our relationships with regulators are ones of recognized substantive knowledge and integrity which allows our clients to develop and maintain constructive working relationships with the agencies regulating them. We are also prepared to respond to unreasonable agency intransigence by being as hard on the issues – and as zealous in the pursuit of administrative or judicial remedies – as is appropriate and justified under the circumstances.
Whether our clients are transferring or obtaining permits, licenses, authorizations or titles, or whether they experiencing difficulties or regarding permits, reporting requirements, or other local, state and federal environmental laws or regulations, we provide our clients with the extensive experience required to protect their business interests, reduce costs and minimize their exposure to risks.