Practice Areas

Environmental Law

Pennington P.A.’s environmental law team is the natural complement to the firm’s real property and water law practices. Whether our clients need assistance in environmental due diligence for a proposed transaction, are seeking the permits necessary to utilize their property or are faced with a claim of contamination, our lawyers have the expertise to assist. We work with a team of experts to guide our clients through the overlapping environmental regulatory maze.

Our Experience

Our lawyers have experience with obtaining the local, state and federal permits needed including permitting and mitigation of wetland impacts, management and storage of storm and surface water, consumptive use permitting, obtaining agricultural exemptions from permitting, drinking water and waste water permitting, farm labor housing permitting, dredge and fill permitting, mining regulation permitting and sovereign submerged land leases. Our experience representing both the permitting agencies and private property owners gives us valuable insights into the process which we utilize to benefit our clients.  

We also represent clients facing environmental enforcement issues, such as alleged permit violations in administrative and judicial proceedings. Our lawyers have significant CERCLA and Superfund experience, often negotiating consent orders to address the assessment and remediation of soil and groundwater contamination. When necessary, our lawyers have litigated against local, state and federal agencies and neighboring property owners to resolve contamination claims.