Donald concentrates his practice on environmental matters and brings 27 years of legal experience to Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team. He is a practicing engineer with more than 42 years of experience specializing in environmental engineering. He serves clients on a broad range of environmental issues, including chemical inventory reset registration/TSCA, cost recovery and contribution, administrative enforcement actions, hazardous waste TSD, CAA, WPDES, wetland and waterway permitting, insurance recovery, insurance remediation cost cap coverage, transactional issues and brownfield redevelopment. Donald also advises clients on litigation pertaining to environmental matters, development of environmental legislation, regulations and regulatory compliance.
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Donald served as an Advisory Committee member in the development of several Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Department of Commerce regulations. He is the author of several brownfields initiatives contained in the 1997 Act 27 Budget Bill and the 1999 Budget Bill, as well as the Drycleaning Environmental Repair Fund and Pollution Prevention partnership programs for both the Wisconsin Fabricare Institute and the Illinois State Fabricare Association with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Illinois EPA, respectively.
Donald teaches a graduate-level course in environmental law at Milwaukee School of Engineering, and an engineering ethics course at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and for the Federation of Environmental Technologists.