Environmental and Natural Resources

Traditional measures of business success — growth and profitability — are no longer sufficient. Today’s enterprises are also being asked to limit their environmental impact, create sustainable practices and demonstrate a commitment to socially responsible action. Troutman Sanders’ Environmental & Natural Resources practice advises clients on regulatory compliance, provides guidance on environmental issues arising out of corporate and real estate transactions, and represents defendants and plaintiffs in environmental and toxic tort litigation throughout the United States.

We offer one of the most comprehensive environmental law practices in the United States. We are consistently recognized by Chambers USA for our impressive breadth of experience throughout the environmental space and our practice is listed as a nationwide notable practice in its 2016 guide. We are also ranked "Tier 1" nationally for both Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers 2016 edition. Our group comprises more than thirty lawyers, many of whom have served in senior corporate or government positions overseeing environmental and natural resource programs. In addition, several of our lawyers have master’s or doctorate-level degrees in environmental science.

Our client roster is as diverse as the national economy. We advise clients on large-scale actions and compliance issues in almost every state, and are leaders in representing electric utilities, the coal industry, city/county governments and retail operations. We also represent a broad range of manufacturing companies, from pulp and paper to high-end tech products.

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We provide counsel in the following core areas:

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