Environmental & Natural Resources

"They have a lot of local Arizona expertise; they know the Arizona system,
the people involved, and the commissioners." - Chambers USA

Operating a business in the 21st century presents unique challenges for developers, manufacturers, utilities, tribes and tribal enterprises, and companies of all types. These challenges are compounded in the American West by such issues as scarce water resources; vast areas of public lands owned and controlled by state, federal, Tribal and other governmental jurisdictions; and a unique, arid environmental setting. Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie's Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Groups, in combination with our closely affiliated Energy and Utilities Practice Group, and Tribal Affairs Practice Group provides comprehensive experience assisting business clients of all types to address land management, utilities development, water supply, air and water quality, mining, public land, Tribal and other natural resources' concerns unique to our dynamic, fast growing region. We understand the needs of clients in a wide range of industries and jurisdictions. Seven of our team members were selected by their peers for inclusion in the prestigious Best Lawyers in America®. We have the credentials, skills and experience that you require.

We know that our clients have one ultimate concern - the cost effective operation of their businesses in a complex, highly regulated environment. Issues concerning federal, state, Tribal and local environmental, water, utilities, mining, public lands and other natural resources laws and regulations often involve complex, highly visible and emotionally charged issues with long-term operational and economic consequences. In addition to years of legal experience, our team of environmental and natural resources lawyers has extensive practical experience in both business and government, which helps us identify the best strategies to combine compliance and competitiveness.

Comprehensive Services

Whether seeking advice regarding permits, compliance, enforcement, contract negotiations, litigation or agency relations and rulemakings, the breadth of the firm’s overall practice provides our clients access to a wide range of legal experience. Our tort and insurance lawyers are experienced in all aspects of insurance coverage litigation, including coverage disputes involving environmental claims and toxic chemical liability issues. Our bankruptcy practitioners offer advice concerning the effects of bankruptcy on both business and environmental issues. Our labor and employment lawyers are available to counsel clients regarding workplace compliance, such as exposure to toxic and environmental hazards. Our tribal affairs Indian law practice lawyers assist tribes, tribal enterprises, and non-tribal entities doing business with tribes or on tribal lands. The firm’s government relations group assists clients at the federal, state and local levels in complying with and shaping the environmental, and natural resources laws and regulations that govern your business environment.

Getting It Done

Laws and regulations affect every aspect of our business environment and shape how we conduct our daily business affairs. Federal, state, Tribal and local environmental, water, utilities, mining, public land and other natural resources laws and regulations are complex, interrelated, frequently changing and often contradictory. Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie ’s environmental and natural resources lawyers work in partnership with you adopting a practical business approach with an in-depth understanding of the impact these laws and regulations have on your business and your industry. Our balanced approach combines aggressive representation of our clients with the timely delivery of practical, effective legal services.

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Regulatory & Government

Carla A. Consoli
Carla A. Consoli
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Phoenix
cconsoli@​lrrc.com
602.262.5347 / vCard
Jeffrey H. Albright
Jeffrey H. Albright
Partner
Albuquerque
jalbright@​lrrc.com
505.764.5435 / vCard
Thomas H. Campbell
Thomas H. Campbell
Partner
Phoenix
tcampbell@​lrrc.com
602.262.5723 / vCard
Michael T. Hallam
Michael T. Hallam
Partner
Phoenix
mhallam@​lrrc.com
602.262.5340 / vCard
E. Leif Reid
E. Leif Reid
Partner
Reno
lreid@​lrrc.com
775.321.3415 / vCard
Adam DeVoe
Adam DeVoe
Of Counsel
Denver
adevoe@​lrrc.com
303.628.9551 / vCard
Stanley B. Lutz
Stanley B. Lutz
Of Counsel
Phoenix
sblutz@​lrrc.com
602.262.5704 / vCard
Alfredo T. Alonso
Alfredo T. Alonso
Principal
Reno
aalonso@​lrrc.com
775.321.3421 / vCard
Chris Herstam
Chris Herstam
Principal
Phoenix
cherstam@​lrrc.com
602.262.0801 / vCard
Dietrich Hoefner
Dietrich Hoefner
Associate
Denver
dhoefner@​lrrc.com
303.628.9589 / vCard
Marla J. Hudgens
Marla J. Hudgens
Associate
Phoenix, Las Vegas, Reno
mhudgens@​lrrc.com
602.262.5773 / vCard

Business Transactions

Linda C. McNulty
Linda C. McNulty
Partner
Tucson
lmcnulty@​lrrc.com
520.838.7720 / vCard

Litigation

Robert F. Roos
Robert F. Roos
Partner
Phoenix
rroos@​lrrc.com
602.262.5779 / vCard

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