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* Client featured in Mindful Metropolis
magazine, June 2011, read more
* Client Named to Chicago Magazine's 2011
Green Awards, read more
* Client Plays Role in Launch of Green Initiative
in Chicago’s Restaurant Industry
, read more
* Client Receives Chicago Tribune 2011 Good Eating Award, read more
Lawyers Practicing in this Area
Vision and a Creative Approach to Green Initiatives
Shefsky & Froelich has a longstanding interest in advising individuals and companies that make it their business to live lightly on the earth.
Our Green Practice Group focuses on the business opportunities and changes to how businesses operate in this new area. Increasingly, utilization of sustainable practices has become a significant way to attract customers and grow revenues—while maintaining the integrity of the environment.
By understanding our clients’ businesses and objectives, offering practical solutions, and quickly responding to emerging concerns, we have developed an exceptional perspective and the ability to help clients navigate the evolving gamut of green issues. We also understand that many green issues reach beyond the well-defined boundaries of “green” law. Because of the diverse nature of our firm’s experience, we are able to identify the issue and using cost-effective measures, assign the appropriate attorney to tackle the issue.
The Green Practice Group at Shefsky & Froelich is comprised of attorneys that have developed focused, in-depth knowledge of a variety of environmental concerns, including alternative energy, “green” practices and sustainability, clean air and clean water regulation, natural resources law, toxic tort litigation, environmental insurance coverage and claims, and a wide variety of related subjects. Our clients have come to us both with transactions and litigation assignments and have found a team of lawyers who are alert to the latest developments in the field and have employed cutting-edge techniques to obtain the best possible outcomes.
Our work has focused on green matters relating to the following:
Sustainable design and engineering
IEPA and DOE permit litigation cases
Gas recapture issues
Plans to convert landfills to useable recreational space
Constitutional challenges to waste taxes
Green issues in the public health context
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building certification
Government relations and public policy formation
Litigation relating to green practices