With over 25 years of experience in environmental law, Mike represents a variety of industrial clients, including the electric utility and chemical manufacturing industries, primarily focused on solid and hazardous waste, real property contamination and remediation, and storage tank regulatory matters. Since the mid-1990s, Mike has been involved in significant legislative, rule, and policy changes to Florida’s solid and hazardous waste, contamination cleanup, and storage tank programs.

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Experience

  • Over 25 years of experience in environmental law, specializing in solid and hazardous waste,  real property contamination/groundwater, and storage tank regulatory issues.
  • Experience with  federal and Florida environmental statutes, rules, and regulations, as well as, solid and hazardous waste, real property contamination, site remediation, and storage tank matters.
  • Represents clients before the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Florida Legislature on solid and hazardous waste matters and related issues.
  • Since 1995, has represented clients in connection with lobbying related to Florida’s solid and hazardous waste, contamination cleanup, and related statutes.
  • Experience with enforcement cases involving alleged violations of federal and Florida Department of Environmental Protection solid and hazardous waste statutes and regulations.
  • Participated in several solid and hazardous waste, contamination cleanup, and storage tank rulemakings in Florida since 1994.
  • Experience with electric utility and chemical manufacturing industries’ solid and hazardous waste issues.

Publications & Presentations

  • Risk-Based Corrective Action in Florida; How is it Working?, Environmental and Land Use Law in the Florida Bar Journal (January 2015) (co-author)
  • More Flexible Cleanup in Florida: RCRA Corrective Action Reforms, Environmental and Land Use Law in the Florida Bar Journal (March 2003) (co-author)
  • Groundwater Quality Protection: An Overview, Groundwater, Florida Environmental and Land Use Law Treatise (co-author)
  • Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Florida Environmental and Land Use Law Treatise (co-author)

Awards & Recognition

  • Has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards.
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, for Environmental Law, 2005-2017 Editions.
  • Listed in the annual publication of The Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2012, 2014 Editions.
  • Listed in the 2006 and 2012 Editions of Florida Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite”.
  • Listed in Chambers USA, 2009-2015 Editions.

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