Seattle and the Pacific Northwest are home to resplendent natural resources. The region is also home to ardent advocates on all sides of the debate about how those resources should be utilized. Northwest businesses learned long ago that a truly successful business is one that respects the resources upon which it relies. "Being green" was invented by Northwest business, but that doesn't make doing business in the Northwest easy.
Graham & Dunn's Natural Resources, Energy & Manufacturing Industries team has the experience and technical knowledge to help you and your business navigate the shoals of the Pacific Northwest's complex regulatory environment.
Our team shares a core belief that in resource-based industries buffeted by rapid change and increasing regulatory complexity, it is not sufficient merely to be skilled in the practice of law. It is necessary to be equally steeped in the substance of the law and to also command a deep, personal industry knowledge held by licensed professional engineers, former biologists, or others who utilize an extraordinary level of insight to the benefit of a client. We see ourselves not as lawyers who happen to work in resource-based industries, but as insiders on your team who happen to be lawyers. This is the kind of unique skill set and approach that Graham & Dunn's Natural Resources, Energy & Manufacturing Industries team brings to bear in the following practice areas:
- Environmental Compliance and Permitting
- Forest Practices
- Land Use and Growth Management
- Hazardous Waste Cleanup
- Emergency Response
- Industrial Health and Safety – WISHA/OSHA
- Real Estate
- Insurance Coverage
Whether your company is on the cutting edge of clean technology or an established firm utilizing long-held resources, Graham & Dunn can help your business succeed.