Working closely with large manufacturers, small businesses and municipalities, Amy ensures that environmental regulatory compliance is integrated into everyday operations in a manner that facilitates operations. A member of Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team, she helps companies plan and implement proactive and practical measures to ensure continued regulatory compliance, and she provides defense to regulatory enforcement actions.
Amy also counsels developers, property owners, lenders and property purchasers so that their environmental matters can be effectively managed in real estate transactions. She has broad experience in environmental matters affecting all phases of property development, from due diligence and document drafting to construction and property management. In addition, Amy has a strong background in regulatory compliance to assist in ensuring compliance with requirements associated with asbestos, lead paint, mold and construction storm water management.
Amy advises owners, lenders and developers on environmental cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties across the nation under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), various state authorities and Brownfield acts. She interacts with regulatory agencies to effectively present and resolve cleanup issues for clients. Amy draws on this experience to effectively evaluate environmental due diligence information in property and business transactions. Her experience includes:
Amy is often called upon when environmental issues arise in commercial transactions, such as real estate and bankruptcy. She works with commercial lenders and property buyers and sellers to evaluate the impact of environmental issues so that transactions can be effectively structured to account for and resolve the issues.
Amy also has extensive knowledge of the health and safety requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the hazardous materials transportation requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the firearms and explosive regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE).
Before joining the firm, Amy was vice president of a hazardous materials regulatory consulting firm. She was also in charge of a federally financed hazardous waste educational program with University of Wisconsin-Extension and served as a county supervisor in Dane County, Wis. She is a frequent speaker on environmental law at seminars and conferences.