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Daniel K. "Dan"
DeWitt

  • Partner

Clients appreciate my ability to simplify complex concepts and present them in clear, comprehensible and concise terms. I explain to people how even the most complicated, arcane regulations work and how the law applies to their particular situation. Then, I craft practical, efficient and often creative strategies to help them achieve the most optimal outcomes possible.

Nationally and regionally recognized as a top-tier environmental attorney, Dan DeWitt focuses his practice on advising Michigan-based clients of all sizes but also handles national issues for large global corporations. While Dan brings extensive experience and a broad and deep knowledge base in counseling clients on an array of matters, he places a special emphasis on hazardous waste regulatory issues, contaminated site cleanup and environmental compliance auditing.

  • Assists chemical, pharmaceutical and manufacturing operations in conducting contaminated site cleanups under CERCLA and RCRA. Has implemented environmental remedies that have helped to protect human health and the environment at several hundred properties.
  • Regularly assists manufacturers that are conducting environmental compliance audits to self-evaluate and improve environmental compliance. Has conducted numerous environmental audits in Michigan and nationwide.
  • Regularly conducts environmental due diligence for major commercial transactions.
  • Represented a client at one of the largest contamination cleanup sites in the country. Assisted the client to implement creative and cost effective solutions to help protect public health and
  • Assists chemical, pharmaceutical and manufacturing operations in conducting contaminated site cleanups under CERCLA and RCRA. Has implemented environmental remedies that have helped to protect human health and the environment at several hundred properties.
  • Regularly assists manufacturers that are conducting environmental compliance audits to self-evaluate and improve environmental compliance. Has conducted numerous environmental audits in Michigan and nationwide.
  • Regularly conducts environmental due diligence for major commercial transactions.
  • Represented a client at one of the largest contamination cleanup sites in the country. Assisted the client to implement creative and cost effective solutions to help protect public health and the environment throughout an urban area and along more than thirty miles of a river.
  • Assists product manufacturers, packagers and retailers with environmental labeling, packaging and recycling requirements.
  • Regularly counsels major chemical, pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies on complex hazardous waste compliance issues.
  • Currently serves as group counsel at a major landfill Superfund site.
  • Authored several changes to Michigan’s environmental laws, and regularly comments on behalf of clients on proposed EPA regulations.
  • He is a frequent lecturer and author on environmental topics for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Bar Association, Air and Waste Management Association, Michigan Chemical Council and local real estate periodicals
  • He is a frequent lecturer and author on environmental topics for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Bar Association, Air and Waste Management Association, Michigan Chemical Council and local real estate periodicals
  • “The Sustainability Bar:  Look For Talk of a Carbon Tax in 2011
  • Co-authored three articles concerning the redevelopment of contaminated property in the national journal, Wiley Environmental Law Update, as well as chapters on administrative law and hazardous waste in the Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook
  • Frequent author on environmental topics for the Michigan Manufacturer’s Association and local periodicals
  • “The Sustainability Bar:  Look For Talk of a Carbon Tax in 2011
  • Co-authored three articles concerning the redevelopment of contaminated property in the national journal, Wiley Environmental Law Update, as well as chapters on administrative law and hazardous waste in the Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook
  • Frequent author on environmental topics for the Michigan Manufacturer’s Association and local periodicals
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Daniel K. "Dan"
DeWitt

  • Partner
Grand Rapids

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Clients appreciate my ability to simplify complex concepts and present them in clear, comprehensible and concise terms. I explain to people how even the most complicated, arcane regulations work and how the law applies to their particular situation. Then, I craft practical, efficient and often creative strategies to help them achieve the most optimal outcomes possible.

Nationally and regionally recognized as a top-tier environmental attorney, Dan DeWitt focuses his practice on advising Michigan-based clients of all sizes but also handles national issues for large global corporations. While Dan brings extensive experience and a broad and deep knowledge base in counseling clients on an array of matters, he places a special emphasis on hazardous waste regulatory issues, contaminated site cleanup and environmental compliance auditing.

  • He is a frequent lecturer and author on environmental topics for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Bar Association, Air and Waste Management Association, Michigan Chemical Council and local real estate periodicals
  • He is a frequent lecturer and author on environmental topics for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Bar Association, Air and Waste Management Association, Michigan Chemical Council and local real estate periodicals
  • “The Sustainability Bar:  Look For Talk of a Carbon Tax in 2011
  • Co-authored three articles concerning the redevelopment of contaminated property in the national journal, Wiley Environmental Law Update, as well as chapters on administrative law and hazardous waste in the Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook
  • Frequent author on environmental topics for the Michigan Manufacturer’s Association and local periodicals
  • “The Sustainability Bar:  Look For Talk of a Carbon Tax in 2011
  • Co-authored three articles concerning the redevelopment of contaminated property in the national journal, Wiley Environmental Law Update, as well as chapters on administrative law and hazardous waste in the Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook
  • Frequent author on environmental topics for the Michigan Manufacturer’s Association and local periodicals