We help our clients develop successful permitting strategies by combining in-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements with a practical understanding of how those requirements play out in the real world.  We work with project proponents, opponents, and regulators to identify critical permitting hurdles and develop practical solutions.


Our clients include stakeholders on all sides of permitting issues.  We serve a wide variety of clients from Boston to Los Angeles, including municipalities, private developers and entrepreneurs, colleges and universities, global energy companies and utilities, solar and renewable energy providers, airports, transportation companies and public agencies, and life sciences companies.


We have extensive experience with federal, state, and local multi-jurisdictional permits, licenses and approvals, always tailoring our advice and strategy to the client’s objectives and the particular issues raised by the project.  For example, we have developed successful strategies for permitting offshore energy projects and complicated environmental cleanups, negotiated funding agreements with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to expedite permitting, obtained NDPES permits in order to obtain a Cape Cod Commission regional permit, and navigated other complex permitting mazes.  In those matters, we:

  • Analyze protected and sensitive natural and historic resources
  • Comprehensively review regulatory and other permitting requirements
  • Prepare and review permit applications
  • Obtain zoning exemptions, variances, and special permits
  • Consult with environmental permitting agencies
  • Negotiate permit terms and conditions
  • Advocate at hearings and meetings

In developing and implementing our permitting strategy, we appreciate our clients’ need to control their costs, including long-term environmental obligations.

We commit to understanding the unique factors that can support — or undermine — project success. In developing and implementing our permitting strategy, we appreciate clients’ need to protect their budgets, including from long-term environmental obligations.