Climate Change - Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

As the regulatory framework develops around the global issue of climate change, many formerly acceptable business practices will need to change. Corporate transactions and disclosures, advertising and intellectual property, real estate transactions, tax credits and rebates, government policy and regulation—all of these areas will be affected by future efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To help clients address these challenges now and in to the future, we established a dedicated Climate Change practice group. 

The Climate Change Group brings a forward-thinking approach to matters of energy, alternative fuels, land use and water supply. The group is a multidisciplinary practice that cuts through many traditional areas of the law, including natural resources, real estate, land use, energy, corporate law, tax, litigation and public policy. By combining resources from Brownstein’s well-established core practices, the Climate Change Group offers the right mix of experience and entrepreneurial spirit to thrive as a responsible environmental steward.

We have experience covering a wide spectrum of needs for energy projects, from siting to permitting to bringing plants online and products to market. Our scope of services includes industrial energy use counsel, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, carbon markets counsel, climate change litigation, government relations and land use.

Representative Matters
  • Represented a western electrical utility with a large coal generation base regarding laws and proposals dealing with climate change. Advised the client regarding the economic and environmental issues relating to potential federal and state climate change laws. Representation included regulatory advocacy and advice on corporate climate change policy.

  • Represented city to insure that environmental documents prepared by city appropriately evaluated the global warming impacts created by the projects in city planning documents.

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Meet The Team

Peter N. Brown Shareholder T 805.882.1401 pbrown@bhfs.com
Beth Collins Shareholder T 805.882.1419 bcollins@bhfs.com
Diane C. De Felice Shareholder T 310.500.4613 ddefelice@bhfs.com
Dylan K. Johnson Associate T 805.882.1413 djohnson@bhfs.com
Russell M. McGlothlin Shareholder T 805.882.1418 rmcglothlin@bhfs.com
Susan F. Petrovich Shareholder T 805.882.1405 spetrovich@bhfs.com