Naples, FL Real Estate Lawyers for Environmental Assessments and Compliance Matters
When structured and enforced appropriately, environmental protections serve an important purpose. However, when government authorities arbitrarily impose and enforce regulations, and environmental protection laws stifle development without a clear scientific purpose, the hurdles and potential liability exposure can present substantial challenges for commercial real estate owners and developers.
As part of our commercial real estate practice, we represent our clients in all local, state and federal environmental compliance matters. Representing property owners and developers throughout Florida, we have particular experience in Collier County, including the City of Naples and Marco Island. Whether you are planning ahead and doing your due diligence or have run into an issue and need help to overcome it, our attorneys can assist you in finding the best path forward.
Our Environmental Law Services
Our attorneys bring decades of combined experience to representing commercial property owners and developers in environmental compliance matters. This includes proactive compliance efforts, agency determination appeals, administrative and alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and state and federal court litigation. We regularly represent clients with regard to matters including:
- Contamination and distressed properties
- Due diligence reviews and analysis
- Hazardous material (hazmat) cleanup and disposal
- Permitting and land use
- Phase I environmental site assessments
- Phase II environmental site assessments
- Wastewater and runoff issues
- Wetlands and waterfront development
- Wildlife protection issues
- Zoning matters
We handle these and other environmental compliance issues through formal and informal interactions with:
- City of Marco Island
- Collier County Environmental Compliance Section
- Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
- S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Other local, state and federal environmental protection agencies
Our experience includes helping clients overcome environmental protection challenges under the Florida Environmental Protection Act, federal Environmental Protection Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Federal Land Policy and Management Act, National Forest Management Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and various other state and federal laws.
Overcoming Environmental Challenges During Commercial Development Projects
When environmental challenges threaten to delay, disrupt or thwart our clients’ development efforts, our attorneys work strategically to overcome these challenges as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. In many cases, this means working with local, state or federal authorities to identify and address regulatory miscues or discover mutually-agreeable solutions. However, our attorneys are also aggressive litigators who will not hesitate to fight for our clients’ interests in administrative proceedings or courtroom litigation.
We also represent clients in civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings involving environmental matters. From enforcing warranty provisions in real estate sale contracts to seeking indemnification from third-party professionals and contractors, our attorneys have secured favorable resolutions for clients in a broad range of environmental compliance-related matters.
Speak with an Attorney at Woods, Weidenmiller, Michetti & Rudnick, PLLC
If you need help overcoming an environmental compliance issue involving commercial real estate in Florida, we encourage you to contact us for more information. To speak with one of our attorneys about the solutions that may be available to you, please call 239-325-4070 or request an appointment online today.