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Environmental Law Attorney Vanessa Johnson Joins ELG

ELG is very pleased to announce that Minnesota environmental law attorney Vanessa L. P. Johnson has joined ELG as of counsel attorney.

Attorney Vanessa Johnson Joins ELG

Vanessa Johnson’s legal practice consists of environmental compliance counseling and environmental litigation work. She has wide-ranging environmental law experience, including handling matters involving hazardous waste, RCRA, CERCLA, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, OSHA and state and federal wetland development and mitigation issues. In addition, Vanessa has experience in real estate law matters associated with environmental concerns. This includes contract review and drafting, and the allocation of liabilities created by environmental issues. Prior to joining ELG, Vanessa practiced environmental law at Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly (now Fox Rothschild) and Igel & Johnson LLC, she was a founder and co-owner of The Wetlands Company LLC, and most recently served as Director of Regulatory Affairs and Operations for the Agriculture & Turf division of National Carbon Technologies. Vanessa’s extensive environment-related business experience enables her to bring a practical, business-centric approach to handling environmental law matters.

Vanessa graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Iowa College of Law, where she was a writer for the Iowa Law Review and Editor for the Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems.

Please join us in welcoming Vanessa!

ELG Attorney Jeremy Greenhouse Named 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyer for Environmental Law

ELG is proud to announce that Thomson Reuters has named partner Jeremy P. Greenhouse a 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyer for environmental law. Each year, Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a multiphase selection process, combining peer nominations and evaluations with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. No more than 5% of attorneys in any given state are selected by Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Jeremy Greenhouse to Participate in Webinar on SCOTUS County of Maui Decision

On Thursday April 30, 2020, from 1:30 to 2:30 CT, ELG attorney Jeremy P. Greenhouse will co-present a webinar along with Nick Nelson and Rob Morrison of Barr Engineering Co. to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s April 23 decision on County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund. The presentation will provide an overview of the decision and consider its impact upon NPDES permitting applicability for discharges of wastewater to groundwater. The webinar will have an anonymous chat function to ask questions or share thoughts. The webinar is being offered at no cost. To register please follow this link.

Bill Hefner to Present on COVID-19 “Regulatory Flexibility”

ELG Attorney Bill Hefner will co-present a free one-hour webinar this Friday, April 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. CST entitled, “Environmental Compliance during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Agency Guidance and Industry Considerations.”  Bill and his co-presenter will discuss existing mechanisms available to the regulated community to seek relief from compliance requirements and will discuss and compare “regulatory flexibility” guidance recently issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and select upper Midwest state environmental regulatory agencies.  The webinar will be sponsored by the Air & Waste Management Association – Upper Midwest Section .  Interested parties may register here.

ELG Named a 2020 “Best Law Firm”

The Environmental Law Group, Ltd., is honored to have again been named a “Best Law Firm” in the 2020 list of the nation’s top law firms compiled by U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers. ELG was named a Tier 2 firm in the Minneapolis Metro area in the area of Environmental Law. The “Best Law Firms” rankings are generated through a rigorous evaluation process based on client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field.

Hefner and Bloomberg to Present Fall 2019 Air & Waste Management Association – Upper Midwest Section Legal Seminar

ELG attorneys Jon Bloomberg and Bill Hefner will present their annual Legal Seminar for the Air & Waste Management Association – Upper Midwest Section on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.  The focus of this year’s Seminar will be on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Kisor v. Wilkie and Gundy v. United States decisions and what those decisions may portend for the regulated community.  Jon and Bill will also provide a brief primer on the attorney-client privilege and the attorney work product doctrine, including their purposes, scopes, applications and limitations.  Details about how to attend the Seminar or watch it online can be found here.

ELG Major Presenting Sponsor at Environmental Initiative 2019 Awards Banquet

ELG is once again proud to be a Presenting Sponsor at the Environmental Initiative’s Annual Awards ceremony on May 22, 2019.  Each year, the Awards honor innovative projects that have achieved “extraordinary environmental results by harnessing the power of partnerships.”  This year’s event will honor seven award recipients — five projects and two individuals — during an inspiring night of networking and celebration with Minnesota’s environmental leaders. The evening will include a networking reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, a seated program highlighting innovative efforts across Minnesota and an opportunity to meet people working at the intersection of a healthy environment, a prosperous economy and an equitable society.

ELG Attorney Jeremy Greenhouse Featured Commentator for Minnesota Litigator Blog

ELG attorney Jeremy Greenhouse was featured April 29, 2019, as a guest commentator for the Minnesota Litigator blog. Jeremy opined on the April 22, 2019, decision from the Minnesota Court of Appeals regarding the Minnesota Environmental Rights Act and the Public Trust Doctrine in the high-profile lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources over water levels in White Bear Lake.