Real Estate Lawyers Tackling Environmental Issues

Sustaining your business, your lifestyle and the environment

In addition to title, financing, appraisals, and air rights, one of the most sophisticated aspects of current real estate transactions is the environmental side. Population growth, fast development, and attempts to harness the land’s energy value have resulted in a quickly growing body of local, county, state, and federal regulations which often create environmental concerns in real estate transactions.

The real estate, municipal, and business law attorneys at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky represent municipalities, land owners, developers, and energy industry participants in resolving environmental issues.

We know both environmental law and the intricacies of the court system

SMGG attorneys are up-to-speed on energy- and environment-related legal and policy issues. We have counseled and represented parties before regional boards and the courts on environmental matters such as:

  • Water use in energy production
  • Air and water pollution related to energy generation
  • Land use issues
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Resource extraction
  • Facility siting, including transmission infrastructure
  • Toxic substances and Superfund site management
  • Public benefit funds, net metering requirements, renewable portfolio standards, and other forms of utility regulation
  • Implementation of a “smart grid”
  • Climate change and carbon sequestration

Our firm also provides counsel regarding energy industry compliance with environmental and securities law reporting requirements and the development and implementation of environmental management systems, auditing programs, and sustainability initiatives.

Where real estate meets environmental concern, think SMGG

Whether you are a homeowner, municipality or energy company, the attorneys at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky have the knowledge and experience to protect your rights. For more information, contact Kimberly Tague at