Carlsmith Ball announced the launch of the Environmental Practice Group today, formalizing a longstanding and growing practice area of the firm. The newly formed group is comprised of regulatory, transactional and litigation attorneys focused on serving as advisors and advocates for clients with environmental issues in the Pacific Region.
Co-led by partners Joyce W. Y. Tam-Sugiyama and Lindsay N. McAneeley, the Environmental Practice Group consists of a diverse array of attorneys with local, national, and global backgrounds and experience and thus, is uniquely positioned to advise clients—especially those with large, high visibility projects or who are based outside of Hawaii—on how to navigate Hawaii’s complex cultural, political, and legal landscape. Attorneys in the practice group have years of experience representing clients, including developers, major landowners, energy producers, financial institutions, educational institutions and governmental institutions on a vast array of environmental matters under state and federal environmental laws and regulations. These matters include, among others, providing technical and regulatory compliance advice, navigating environmental aspects of real estate development and transactions, and zealously advocating for clients in administrative proceedings, enforcement actions, and other environmental related litigation.