Mike’s practice focuses on representing clients with respect to public lands and natural resources matters in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and the EPA.
Mike has extensive experience in matters arising under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Rivers and Harbors Act, Clean Air Act (CAA),
Oil Pollution Act (OPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and related state statutes.
Mike has successfully represented clients in obtaining, and defending in court, permits and authorizations for such projects as upstream oil and gas development, industrial and manufacturing facilities, high-voltage electric transmission lines, gas and liquids pipelines, undersea fiber optic cables, and waterfront
According to Chambers
USA, “Clients compliment [Mike’s] ability to combine ‘detailed knowledge of statutes, impending regulations and case law with sound business advice’” (2009) and “praise his ‘unbelievably good case-handling abilities’” (2010).