Environmental compliance is an important consideration when planning and conducting industrial activities and when structuring corporate and real estate transactions. To be sure, the complex environmental requirements imposed on business have the potential to increase costs. Nevertheless, opportunities frequently exist to minimize costs while achieving multiple business objectives.
At Warren Environmental Counsel, we help our clients develop innovative strategies that promote both environmental compliance and increased profitability. We also frequently seek to engage government and community stakeholders in designing sustainable solutions that have broad-based support and enhance our clients’ reputations.
Even where other stakeholders pursue a more contentious approach, their knowledge that we have successfully litigated cases often opens the door to cost-effective, successful outcomes for our clients. Occasionally, however, adversaries reject collaborative, environmentally protective solutions and attempt to overreach. In these instances, we vigorously advocate or litigate to protect client interests.
Our lawyers are experienced environmental law practitioners formerly members of or associated with major law firms. We are accustomed to addressing the complex regulatory, policy, scientific and political considerations important to providing sound legal advice. We pride ourselves in our ability to serve as strong advocates for clients while maintaining the relationships with regulators and stakeholders necessary to achieve positive outcomes.
Ken Warren has practiced environmental law for over thirty-five years. He is the immediate past-President of the American College of Environmental Lawyers. He served as Section Chair of the 10,000 member American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources from 2003-2004 and has held numerous other leadership positions with the Section. He was appointed by the President of the ABA to serve on the Standing Committee on Environmental Law from 2006-2009 and was the founder and first Chair of the ABA Section Officers Council Task Force on Homeland Security. He was appointed by the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an industry representative on the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council from 2000-2006. He was selected by a federal-interstate agency, the Delaware River Basin Commission, to serve as its outside general counsel. Ken represents Fortune 500 and smaller business and industrial clients in regulatory, transactional and litigation matters covering water, solid and hazardous waste, air, real estate and corporate acquisitions and sustainability.