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The attorneys in Calfee’s Environmental Practice have spent a combined 130 years gaining significant regulatory, business and litigation experience in this heavily-regulated industry. We balance our specialized knowledge of the industry with our acquired business acumen to provide comprehensive and strategic counsel. Our attorneys address immediate environmental issues at hand—such as Ohio and federal permitting and compliance, proposed rules and changes, and litigation concerns—while counseling clients on how the resolution of these issues will affect their overall business objectives. We are proud to have represented clients such as RPM International Inc., Union Carbide Corporation, and Chase Brass & Copper Company in their environmental matters.

Our team’s core strength stems from three differentiating areas:

  • We have in-depth knowledge of the entire environmental landscape, including from the insights of a former Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
  • We are integrated within one of Ohio’s top business and litigation law firms, as ranked annually by Chambers USA Legal Guide.
  • Our environmental team is large enough to take on big companies with big environmental challenges, yet focused enough to be nimble and flexible in our approach to advising clients of any size.

Our Environmental Practice represents publicly and privately held corporations, municipalities, public agencies, and trade associations. Our clients are engaged in a variety of businesses including metals manufacturing and finishing, waste disposal and wastewater treatment, real estate development and lending, chemical and plastics manufacturing, industrial gases, paints and coatings, and minerals and mining.