Environmental Law, Renewable Energy & Sustainability

Environmental Law, Renewable Energy and Sustainability Lawyers in Wisconsin

Environmental Law

Environmental legal issues arise in many circumstances for businesses, municipalities, organizations and individuals. At Murphy Desmond, our lawyers work together across legal practice areas to provide expertise that helps our clients successfully identify, understand and manage environmental risk and liability. We work closely with our clients to develop strategies to address environmental problems. We can provide effective solutions to comply with local, state and federal regulatory requirements.

Our services include:

  • Air and Water emissions permitting
  • Navigable waters and wetlands permitting
  • Stormwater management
  • Site investigations and remediation
  • Brownfield restoration and real estate development
  • Shoreland, floodplain, and wetland regulation
  • Due diligence, reporting and insurance
  • Hazardous and solid waste materials management
  • Land use regulation
  • Non-metallic mining
  • Water conservation and groundwater management
  • Land Trusts

Renewable Energy

The renewable energy economy continues to grow. Businesses, communities, cooperatives, manufacturers, utilities, non-profits, investors, entrepreneurs, installers and consumers need sound legal and technical expertise in developing, distributing and using non-fossil fuel based sources of energy, including solar, wind, geothermal and bioenergy. The environmental lawyers at Murphy Desmond provide legal services to assist and complete renewable energy transactions.

Our services include:

  • Project siting and development
  • Local and state permitting
  • Grid interconnection and power purchase agreements
  • Distributed energy development and supply chains
  • Start-ups and business structure
  • Contractual negotiations and business transactions
  • Community owned renewable energy
  • Project financing, tax incentives and grants

In addition, our  lawyers work as advocates for our clients to:

  • help remove barriers to renewable energy development
  • enable technological innovation
  • modernize utility regulation
  • build a smart grid
  • create more consumer choice 

Sustainability and Climate Change

The business case for sustainability and the need to take pro-active action to address climate change present unprecedented challenges and opportunities for businesses and governments at the local, state, national and global level. Fortune 500 companies are instituting sustainability requirements upon their supply chains. Small, mid-size and large businesses are adopting sustainable business models that prioritize long-term economic profitability and environmental stewardship. Legal and policy developments involving the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions are complex and evolving, including reporting and permitting requirements. These changes have significant implications for the strategies developed by businesses and organizations in pursuit of their short-term and long-term goals.

Murphy Desmond lawyers bring decades of experience in representing businesses and local governments to bear in helping our clients consider the new legal implications, risks and opportunities associated with the evolving landscape of sustainability and climate change. Contact the environmental law attorneys at Murphy Desmond S.C. for advice and guidance on all environmental issues.