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Environmental Attorney

Matt's vast experience includes general environmental law, environmental compliance counseling, transactional due diligence, administrative law, civil and administrative enforcement defense, environmental insurance, brownfield redevelopment and financing, agricultural law, and energy/alternative energy law. He routinely reviews environmental site assessments, directs remediation projects and has done extensive work with clients involved in the Michigan Baseline Environmental Assessment (BEA) program.

Matt is also routinely involved in the negotiation of environmental matters in conjunction with the purchase or sale of large and small business entities and similar transactions, and has experience representing farms and agricultural associations in environmental matters. In addition, he has assisted in the development of various energy and alternative energy projects. He currently heads up the Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Practice Team.

Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America®, Environmental Law Grand Rapids since 2013

Professional Affiliations

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Environmental Law Section

State Bar of Michigan, Environmental Law Council

West Michigan Air & Waste Management Association, chair

News & Publications

Publications

Education

Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, Michigan
J.D., 2001
Wayne State Law Review

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan
M.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, 1997

Curtin University
Perth, Western Australia
Graduate coursework, 1996

Aquinas College
Grand Rapids, Michigan
B.S., Business Administration, 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
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