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. Our Environmental and Natural Resources practice, in combination with our Energy and Utilities and Tribal Affairs practices provide 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 resource concerns unique to our region. We understand the needs of clients in a wide range of industries and jurisdictions.

We know that our clients have one ultimate concern - the cost-effective operations 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 attorneys are experienced in all aspects of insurance coverage litigation, including coverage disputes involving environmental claims and toxic chemical liability issues. Our bankruptcy attorneys offer advice concerning the effects of bankruptcy on both business and environmental issues. Our labor and employment attorneys are available to counsel clients regarding workplace compliance, such as exposure to toxic and environmental hazards. Our Tribal Affairs practice attorneys 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 lands and other natural resources laws and regulations are complex, interrelated, frequently changing and often contradictory. Our environmental and natural resource attorneys work with you to adopt 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.

Regulatory & Government

Carla A. Consoli
Carla A. Consoli
Practice Group Leader, Partner
602.262.5347 / vCard
Michael T. Hallam
Michael T. Hallam
602.262.5340 / vCard
Marla J. Hudgens
Marla J. Hudgens
Phoenix, Las Vegas, Reno
602.262.5773 / vCard
Stanley B. Lutz
Stanley B. Lutz
602.262.5704 / vCard
E. Leif Reid
E. Leif Reid
775.321.3415 / vCard
Josh M. Reid
Josh M. Reid
Las Vegas
702.474.2605 / vCard
Alfredo T. Alonso
Alfredo T. Alonso
775.321.3421 / vCard
Dietrich C. Hoefner
Dietrich C. Hoefner
303.628.9589 / vCard


Robert F. Roos
Robert F. Roos
602.262.5779 / vCard

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Other Publications

June 2019
Federal Water Quality - WOTUS Rule Updates
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April 2019
Tribal Utility Development
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January 2019
Update on CWA Regulation of Discharges to Groundwater
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