Dawda Mann is uniquely qualified to assist clients in resolving issues relating to environmental, energy and sustainability matters. Our attorneys have worked in this complex and ever-changing area of law since the early 1980s. Our attorneys were involved in the first Superfund sites and have handled environmental permitting, compliance and litigation matters before the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and various state and federal regulatory authorities. Several of our attorneys are certified through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
Solution-based legal services for environmental law clients include:
DAWDA MANN’S ENVIRONMENTAL LAW PRACTICE INCLUDES:
Von Duprin LLC v Major Holdings LLC: The hard lesson of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments that Don’t Comply with Regulatory Requirements
Real estate attorneys generally know the importance of obtaining a current Phase I Environmental Site Assessment ("Phase I") as part of a real estate acquisition for a client. Doing so allows the buyer to limit [...]
Suit results in change to brook trout regulation in the UP
Originally published in Michigan Trout Unlimited In November 2019, the Michigan Natural Resources Commission voted 3-2 to amend Fisheries Order 200.20 to reinstate a 10 brook trout daily bag limit regulation on 33 sections of [...]
PFAS and Professional Baseball
by Brian Considine You have probably heard many concerns being raised about something called PFAS. PFAS stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are a group of widely used compounds that have been used in [...]
What is the Mackinac Bridge Authority (and what does it have to do with a pipeline)?
By Sue Sadler. The Mackinac Bridge Authority is a seven-member Board that was established in the 1950s that provides oversight, legal and financial services to maintain the Mackinac Bridge. In October 2018, Governor Snyder appointed [...]
Michigan’s New Environmental Science Advisory Board
By Brian Considine. On October 4, 2018, Governor Snyder appointed members to the newly created Environmental Science Advisory Board. The individuals are: Kimberlee Kearfott, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, biomedical engineering and applied [...]
Major Changes to Rules Governing the MDEQ
By Brian Considine. The New Gatekeepers at the MDEQ On June 28, 2018, Governor Snyder signed into law a package of bills intended to reign in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) which some [...]