Bilzin Sumberg’s Environmental Group represents clients in a number of high-profile environmental regulation and enforcement cases by local, state and federal agencies. The Group provides innovative solutions to a wide range of environmental issues faced by Florida's development and redevelopment community. Additionally, the Group's attorneys, many drawing from previous career experience as land use and environmental planners, offer skilled guidance through strategic risk management and responsible growth planning.

The Environmental Group supports all aspects of regulation, permitting, and enforcement actions related to:

  • Contamination assessment and remediation strategy – assisting clients in assessing property contamination and navigating the regulatory process for site remediation
  • Environmental counseling – assisting clients with due diligence and compliance for environmental regulations
  • Federal, state and local wetland regulations as they relate to the development of land, with an emphasis on the Bert J. Harris Act and the Florida Uniform Wetland Mitigation Assessment Methodology
  • Brownfields and impacted site redevelopment – converting contaminated property into environmentally safe and thriving projects
  • Stormwater management and permitting
  • Marina permitting and operation, sovereignty and submerged land leases and accompanying Environmental Resource Permits for docks and marinas
  • Landfills – site selection, landfill permitting, operating and compliance permits, periodic reporting, enforcement or regulatory defense and landfill closures
  • Regulatory permitting for residential, commercial and industrial uses
  • Hazardous waste – including compliance with CERCLA, RCRA, and OSHA; and assisting clients subject to environmental audits
  • Property rights protection – property right violations and compensation requests where property value is impacted

"They have the technical expertise to guide a client through applicable environmental requirements but, more importantly, they provide practical advice on how to comply with those technical requirements. The attorneys are very responsive and willing to go that extra distance for their clients."
- Chambers USA

Howard E. Nelson

Howard E. Nelson

Partner, Environmental Practice Group Chair

Alexandra Barshel


Jennifer E. Fine


Carly Grimm


Dalayna M. Tillman

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