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Timothy J. Lundgren Partner

Office
Grand Rapids, Lansing
Phone
616/336-6750
Fax
616/336-7000
Email
tjlundgren@varnumlaw.com
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Barb Allen, 616/336-6743
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Environmental, Energy, and Water Law Experience

Tim Lundgren is a partner in the Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources team, and leads the Water Law Specialty Area. On energy issues, Tim represents clients before the Michigan Public Service Commission, including energy suppliers, marketers, manufacturers, agricultural processors, public entities and institutions, and trade associations representing competitive power supply and business interests. He also advises clients on developments in energy law and policy in Michigan, and assists them in the development of legislative proposals.

Tim works on natural resource development and environmental permitting matters, including permitting for mineral extraction and large energy developments. He has done extensive work on matters related to water quality and water supply and use, including discharge permitting, storm water compliance, and water withdrawal. He has assisted clients on permitting and compliance matters on wetlands, inland waterways, and on the Great lakes, including spill response efforts.

Tim also works on air quality matters, including permitting and compliance. He has considerable experience addressing site remediation and cleanup at client-owned sites, and negotiating with state and federal regulatory agencies and advising clients at multi-PRP sites. Tim also works in telecommunications law at the state and federal levels, where he assists municipalities and educational institutions on telecommunications matters, including cable franchising, construction and permitting of fiber optic systems, leasing of antenna towers, and a variety of FCC-related matters

Education

  • University of Michigan School of Law
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    J.D., 2002
  • Ohio State University
    Columbus, Ohio
    Ph.D., English, 1996
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
    Boulder, Colorado
    M.A., English
  • Hope College
    Holland, Michigan
    B.A., Psychology

Professional Affiliations

  • Michigan Manufacturers Association: Mining Policy, Environmental Policy, and Air Quality Committees
  • Energy Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan, Administrative and Regulatory Law Council Treasurer
  • Michigan Chemistry Council, Government Affairs Committee
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Environmental Law Section

Community Involvement

  • West Michigan Land Conservancy, Board, 2006 – June 2014
  • Board of Directors of The ARC of Kent County, Board 2013 - present

Recognition and Rankings

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2013
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