Rising to meet the challenge of global climate change is our greatest opportunity to build a bright, sustainable future for Pacific Northwest citizens and businesses.
Schwabe's real estate attorneys represent a broad array of landowners, developers, and lenders in all aspects of the acquisition, ownership, management, and disposition of commercial, private and public real property. Our land use team works closely with government agencies to find creative solutions to zoning and permitting challenges, which can include helping clients make their way through the condemnation process and receiving just compensation.
Schwabe's environmental attorneys possess special knowledge in permitting under the Endangered Species Act, RCRA, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and TSCA, and have successfully defended dozens of citizen suits filed under these and other environmental laws. Our attorneys have significant experience in working within Oregon's forest products and timber industry and have been counsel to utilities, cooperatives, and public power associations in connection to energy generation and regulation. Schwabe is one of the Northwest's leading law firms in providing assistance on all types of water rights and water use issues, including mitigation plans, extensions, compliance, and managing the interrelationship between water law and other regulatory requirements.
Schwabe's climate change practice attorneys have expertise in the many areas of law that involve climate change issues such as energy, business transactions, real estate and land use, environmental law, tax and intellectual property.