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Environment — St Louis & Surrounds


Armstrong Teasdale LLP - Environment

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Respected team in St. Louis that remains active on site remediation and redevelopment. Frequently engaged as counsel on matters related to power plants, landfills and Superfunds.

Strengths One client commends the team's strength in dealing with the regulatory authorities while also noting that "they are very good negotiators."

Work highlights Acted as defense counsel for Anschutz Mining Company regarding a claim by EPA on statewide response actions and allocation issues.

Assisted Missouri Electric Works Steering Committee with an EPA administrative order concerning PCB contamination.

Notable practitioners

Julie O'Keefe continues to earn recognition for her OSHA work. She receives praise for her "expertise and ability to think out of the box." She has a diverse practice that includes regular work in relation to Superfund sites, as well as landfill and cleanup issues.

The "first-rate" George von Stamwitz continues to assist clients with the environmental aspects of real estate transactions and property development matters. He is notable for his work on risk transfer issues.

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Bryan Cave LLP - Environment

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for National firm with a noted presence in the St. Louis market. Focuses on advisory matters with a strong emphasis on regulatory compliance. Notable experience advising on disposal and recycling issues.

Strengths Impressed clients say: "They place client service as a number one priority, are always reasonable and bring really good value."

Work highlights Provides ongoing assistance to Americold on a number of environmental issues including regulatory compliance, disputes and issues relating to air emissions violations.

Assisted Lariat Partners with due diligence for its acquisition of pesticide producer Willowood. Work included advice on due diligence and FIFRA issues.

Significant clients Bunge North America, ESCO Technologies, Kellwood Company, Monsanto, ADM.

Notable practitioners

Dale Guariglia is described as a "first-rate environmental lawyer" and receives particular attention for his transactional expertise. He has longstanding experience and a broad practice that includes work on Superfunds, remediations and issues related to the Clean Water Act.

Brandon Neuschafer makes his debut in the rankings this year on the back of strong market feedback. He has significant experience advising on matters in the agricultural industry and is praised by sources, who say: "He gives practical advice and gets good results."

Steven Poplawski frequently assists with environmental due diligence for M&A transactions. Market commentators single out his air regulatory expertise and confirm that "he is regarded as a technically strong lawyer."

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Husch Blackwell LLP - Environment

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What the team is known for Established team with varied experience in litigation and regulatory compliance. Key areas of focus include permits, cleanups and enforcement actions. Has built up an impressive client base in the agriculture and chemical manufacturing industries.

Notable practitioners

The "well regarded" Amy Wachs earns recognition from market sources, who draw attention to her focus on transactional work. Additional areas of expertise include real estate and construction.

Robert Wilkinson frequently leverages his food and agriculture expertise to assist with environmental matters. Market commentators praise his advisory capabilities and confirm that "he is a highly regarded" figure in the market.

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Thompson Coburn LLP - Environment

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for St. Louis-based team with a strong reputation built on its longstanding presence in the market. Highly regarded litigation expertise and extensive resources ensure this team is equipped to handle large class actions. Regularly advises global corporations from the oil, gas and pharmaceutical industries.

Strengths One client enthuses: "The service has always been exceptional across the board. They always exceed expectations."

This "go-to" team attracts praise from market commentators, who praise its expanding capabilities.

Significant clients Agrium, BNSF Railway, Barry-Wehmiller Group, Environmental Operations, ExxonMobil.

Notable practitioners

Edward Cohen has a broad environment practice and regularly assists with cleanup claims and enforcement issues. He is a trusted choice for clients from across the manufacturing and transportation industries.

Clients commend Peter Strassner's "grasp of the big picture, strategic thinking and good relational skills." He advises on litigation as well as regulatory compliance, and regularly advises on groundwater and air issues.

Joseph Kellmeyer advises clients on environmental disputes as well as day-to-day compliance issues. He also has experience advising on chemical issues and enforcement actions.

Crystal Kennedy focuses on transactional environment work and regularly advises clients on their M&A activity. Market commentators describe her as "extremely experienced and knowledgeable."

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Bryan Cave LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Dale Guariglia is described as a "first-rate environmental lawyer" and receives particular attention for his transactional expertise. He has longstanding experience and a broad practice that includes work on Superfunds, remediations and issues related to the Clean Water Act.

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Peter S Strassner

Thompson Coburn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Clients commend Peter Strassner's "grasp of the big picture, strategic thinking and good relational skills." He advises on litigation as well as regulatory compliance, and regularly advises on groundwater and air issues.

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George von Stamwitz

Armstrong Teasdale LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "first-rate" George von Stamwitz continues to assist clients with the environmental aspects of real estate transactions and property development matters. He is notable for his work on risk transfer issues.

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Thompson Coburn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Edward Cohen has a broad environment practice and regularly assists with cleanup claims and enforcement issues. He is a trusted choice for clients from across the manufacturing and transportation industries.

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Stephen G Jeffery

Jeffery Law Group

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Jeffery of Jeffery Law Group maintains a broad practice with experience on both advisory and contentious matters. He is particularly focused on regulatory compliance.

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Armstrong Teasdale LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Julie O'Keefe continues to earn recognition for her OSHA work. She receives praise for her "expertise and ability to think out of the box." She has a diverse practice that includes regular work in relation to Superfund sites, as well as landfill and cleanup issues.

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Steven J. Poplawski

Bryan Cave LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Poplawski frequently assists with environmental due diligence for M&A transactions. Market commentators single out his air regulatory expertise and confirm that "he is regarded as a technically strong lawyer."

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Husch Blackwell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "well regarded" Amy Wachs earns recognition from market sources, who draw attention to her focus on transactional work. Additional areas of expertise include real estate and construction.

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Robert F Wilkinson

Husch Blackwell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Wilkinson frequently leverages his food and agriculture expertise to assist with environmental matters. Market commentators praise his advisory capabilities and confirm that "he is a highly regarded" figure in the market.

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Richard A. Ahrens

Lewis Rice LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Ahrens of Lewis Rice LLC is recognized as an environmental litigator with experience in toxic torts. He also advises clients on transactional issues.

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Christopher E Erker

Polsinelli PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Christopher Erker of Polsinelli PC has a depth of experience in the sector. He receives praise from sources who say that "he is very outgoing and friendly" and comment: "We felt very comfortable talking to him." His practice covers a range of advisory capabilities and includes OSHA expertise.

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Joseph M Kellmeyer

Thompson Coburn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Kellmeyer advises clients on environmental disputes as well as day-to-day compliance issues. He also has experience advising on chemical issues and enforcement actions.

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Thompson Coburn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Crystal Kennedy focuses on transactional environment work and regularly advises clients on their M&A activity. Market commentators describe her as "extremely experienced and knowledgeable."

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Brandon Neuschafer

Bryan Cave LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Brandon Neuschafer makes his debut in the rankings this year on the back of strong market feedback. He has significant experience advising on matters in the agricultural industry and is praised by sources, who say: "He gives practical advice and gets good results."

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