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Environmental Law Network Again Ranked as a Band 1 Global-wide Legal Network

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers has again recognized the Environmental Law Network (ELN) as a highly recommended Band 1 Environmental Legal Network for its 2018 edition. ELN remains the only environmental law network to be globally recognized in Chambers.  The Environmental Law Group, Ltd., has been a member of this 33-firm global network of environmental law firms since 2006.  ELN’s Chamber ranking can be found here, while additional information about ELN can be found here.

ELG to Host Annual Conference of the Environmental Law Network

On September 21 and 22, 2017, ELG will host the annual conference of the Environmental Law Network (ELN). ELG is proud to be a member of the ELN. ELN is an environmental law firm network that makes local representation available nationwide. Through ELN, more than 250 environmental attorneys share ideas, information, experiences, and contacts to increase the value of legal representation for their respective clients. ELN also has foreign affiliates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Spain. Leaders in each of the member firms average more than 20 years of experience in the field. The annual conference will be held at the Loews Hotel in Minneapolis and will feature numerous speakers including Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner, John Linc Stine.

Susan Wiens receives MSBA’s 2017 Professional Excellence Award.

ELG attorney Susan Wiens receives MSBA’s Professional Excellence Award, along with Ken White, for their service and leadership as Co-Chairs of the Alternative Legal Models Task Force The Task Force investigated and proposed to the MSBA Assembly innovative means to provide legal services to those that cannot otherwise afford legal services or qualify for legal aid.  This honor recognizes attorneys who strive to meet the many responsibilities of a lawyer, including efforts to improve the administration of justice, the practice of law, and access to justice for the benefit of the community.

Congratulations to ELG attorney Susan Wiens, winner of the MSBA Professional Excellence Award.

ELG Major Presenting Sponsor at Environmental Initiative 2017 Awards Banquet

ELG was once again proud to be a Presenting Sponsor at the Environmental Initiative’s Annual Awards ceremony on May 25, 2017.  Each year, the Awards honor innovative projects that have achieved “extraordinary environmental results by harnessing the power of partnerships.”  Seven individuals or groups received awards for their work, while the Environmental Initiative celebrated its own 25th anniversary of bringing together nonprofit, business and government leaders to solve environmental problems.

Landfill Mounted Solar System - Sunrise Nov 13 solar PV site

The City of Hutchinson’s landfill solar project was selected as a winner in the Energy & Climate category at the Environmental Initiative’s annual awards dinner. (Photo copyright City of Hutchinson.)

ELG Named a 2017 “Best Law Firm”

The Environmental Law Group, Ltd., is honored to have again been named a “Best Law Firm” in the 2017 list of the nation’s top law firms compiled by U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers. ELG was named a Tier 1 firm in the Minneapolis Metro area in the areas of Environmental Law and Water 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.

Wiens to Speak at Superfund CLE 

ELG attorney Susan Wiens will be speaking at a CLE on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Superfund.  Sponsored by the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Environment, Natural Resources and Energy Section, the CLE will examine Superfund’s origins, its current effects on corporate behavior and real estate practices and its likely future.  Susan will speak on the Natural Resource Damages component of Superfund.  As Superfund site remedial actions mature, the DOJ and relevant Trustees are circling back to Responsible Parties seeking Natural Resource Damages that remain post cleanup. Susan will discuss the basic principles for recovery of Natural Resource Damages, potential defenses available to Responsible Parties and how Trustees obtain jurisdiction to recover damages. Registration and other details can be found here.