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Mika Meyers represents corporate, governmental, and citizen clients in a broad range of environmental, land use, and litigation issues. Members of our Environmental Law team possess litigation, business, energy, real estate, estate planning, and municipal law backgrounds. Our attorneys further specialize in particular aspects of environmental law, including transactional advice, underground storage tank regulation, air, water and land use permits, insurance litigation, and federal and state enforcement actions. We have also been actively involved in drafting and revising state environmental statutes and regulations with the Michigan Legislature and Department of Environmental Quality.

The firm has extensive experience in all types of environmental litigation and administrative practice, including state and federal enforcement actions, water rights disputes, citizen suits under environmental statutes, defense of criminal prosecutions, Superfund, Part 201 and MEPA litigation, defense of class action claims, environmental insurance claims, and common law tort actions. Additionally, our environmental attorneys assist clients with environmental permit applications, zoning proceedings involving environmental issues, right-to-know programs, and environmental auditing. We also provide a variety of environmental services to municipal clients, and counsel individual and business clients in connection with real estate transactions and regulatory compliance.

Our environmental services include these areas:

  • General environmental counseling
  • Environmental enforcement litigation
  • Environmental insurance litigation
  • Cost recovery and contribution claim litigation
  • Toxic tort claims
  • Site remediation
  • Underground storage tanks
  • Hazardous waste regulation and transportation
  • Oil and gas/utility regulation
  • Clean Air Act (CAA) compliance, permitting, and litigation
  • Clean Water Act (CWA) compliance, permitting, and litigation
  • Sand dune and shoreline protection statutes
  • Employee/community right-to-know
  • Regulatory takings (inverse condemnation)
  • Riparian rights disputes
  • Mediation and arbitration of environmental disputes
  • Brownfield redevelopment projects and funding
  • Environmental auditing
  • Class action and toxic tort claims
  • Groundwater rights and usage issues
  • Environmental permitting and administrative proceedings
  • Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Act (SESCA) permitting
  • Spill reporting
  • Wetland regulation
  • Sand dune and shoreland protection permitting
  • Natural resource damage claims
  • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
  • Michigan Environmental Protection Act claims
  • Real estate and business transactions involving environmental issues

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