Sustainability and Climate Group

Environmental law is evolving. Similar to the 1970s and early 1980s, when a number of environmental laws were passed to address toxic pollution, businesses today face enormous challenges as new environmental laws and regulations are passed to address climate change. No longer can a business simply prevent contamination and toxic pollution. The expectation today is to do business in a way that sustains our planet and climate.

These new requirements don't just affect a company's environmental practices, they touch nearly every facet of business operation. From energy use to construction, raw material purchasing, transportation, and marketing, the legal implications are countless and complex. Warner attorneys experienced in environmental law, corporate law, economic incentives, real estate and litigation will work closely with you to protect your business and achieve your goals in this new environmental era.

And as the laws evolve, we at Warner do too. We adopted "Putting Sustainability into Practice" as a firm motto and have been working hard to increase our energy efficiency and decrease our carbon footprint. Because we are addressing our own sustainability, climate change and energy issues, we are better able to assist you.

Click on any link below to learn more about how Warner Norcross & Judd's Sustainability and Climate Group can help you:

  • Energy: Whether your company produces, transmits, sells, or uses energy, Warner's attorneys are prepared to counsel you. We have experience with the development, permitting, and compliance phases of traditional and alternative energy sources, including coal, wind and cellulosic ethanol projects. Warner is the first law firm in the United States to assist a client in successfully obtaining a major source air permit for the coal fired power plant with a BACT determination for GHGs.
  • Greenhouse Gas/Carbon Regulation: Warner's environmental attorneys are experts in the Clean Air Act and other environmental laws and regulations that are evolving to address climate change. In this era of carbon management, we stand ready to help with sequestration projects, credit and offset trading, greenhouse gas reporting, and other obligations associated with GHG regulation.
  • Green/LEED Real Estate:  New energy and greenhouse gas restrictions are affecting how and when businesses build or expand and operate. Warner's attorneys are prepared to counsel you on agreements involving green/LEED development, design and construction.
  • Economic Incentives for Sustainability: Warner's economic incentives attorneys are well-versed in the economic incentives available for alternative energy, green building development, and the creation of technologies that support sustainable developments.
  • Sustainable Business Operations: If you're producing or marketing a sustainable or green product, Warner's attorneys can help you certify, market and protect your brand name – and your reputation.


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