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Thompson & Knight has assisted clients with environmental issues since the 1960s, when law and science in the area began to develop. Since then, our practice has grown in scope and complexity to address all aspects of federal, state, and local environmental laws, from their development to their application.

Overview

Thompson & Knight has assisted clients with environmental issues since the 1960s, when law and science in the area began to develop. Since then, our practice has grown in scope and complexity to address all aspects of federal, state, and local environmental laws, from their development to their application. We routinely use a wide variety of methods to help resolve client issues, including litigation, administrative proceedings, lobbying, participation in rulemaking and statutory development, negotiation with agencies and individuals, and alternative dispute resolution.

Thompson & Knight is “well respected for its deep environmental expertise” and “boasts a strong litigation bench as well as notable experience in EPA enforcement actions, Superfund matters, and air compliance audits.” – Chambers USA 2019

The Firm’s counseling experience includes the representation of clients in permitting, auditing, due diligence, environmental compliance management, and financial disclosure. Our transactional experience includes the representation of parties in mergers and acquisitions; oil and gas deals; and purchase and sales, lending, and development in real estate. We are also vigorous advocates for our clients in legislative initiatives and in the defense of any government enforcement actions, statutory-based lawsuits, contractual claims, or environmental tort suits.

Our long history and resulting credibility and reputation with opponents and agencies enables us to aggressively pursue and achieve creative, practical solutions on behalf of our clients. Through our diverse backgrounds and breadth of experience and expertise, we help clients spot issues in all areas of environmental law and devise appropriate plans of action.

Ranked among the top firms in the nation for Environmental Law in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2019

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More than 50 years of experience representing clients in environmental legal issues

Honored among the top firms in the nation for Environment: Litigation and Environment: Regulatory in The Legal 500 US 2018 by Legalease