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Kevin works with clients to resolve environmental, energy and natural resource legal issues in project development, transactions, and regulatory compliance matters.

For nearly three decades, Kevin has helped clients resolve environmental, energy and natural resource legal issues. He has a particular focus on renewable energy projects and businesses -- including those involving bioenergy (waste-to-energy) and biofuels (ethanol and biodiesel) -- as well as waste management projects and redevelopment of contaminated sites.

His practice is comprehensive in scope, and he is routinely called on by clients to develop solutions to address:

  • Siting and development of major facilities
  • Regulatory compliance and response to enforcement actions
  • Federal, state, and local permitting
  • Due diligence in transactions
  • Property contamination issues

Kevin is a frequent author and speaker on the legal and regulatory landscape for the energy, agribusiness, brownfields redevelopment, and waste management industries. He is a longtime member of the environmental law sections of both local and national bar associations and is active in several industry trade associations.




  • J.D., Mitchell Hamline School of Law
    • Environmental Law focus
  • M.A., Hamline University
    • Public Administration
  • B.A., University of Minnesota
    • Journalism


  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Not admitted to practice in Wisconsin.

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Member; Environment, Energy and Resources Section; American Bar Association
  • Member; Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Sections; Minnesota, Hennepin and Ramsey State/County Bar Associations
  • Member, Environmental Initiative, a Minnesota non-profit environmental and energy issues organization
  • Member, Minnesota Brownfields, a non-profit brownfields redevelopment organization
  • Member, Recycling Association of Minnesota
  • Member, Solid Waste Association of North America
  • Member, Minnesota Resource Recovery Association
  • Member, Air & Waste Management Association
  • Works with clients to address legal issues associated with new and existing energy generation and production facilities, with a particular focus on facilities designed to recover energy and resources from municipal solid waste. For example, he assisted the Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy Board in acquiring a privately-owned refuse-derived fuel facility in Newport, MN, including assistance in negotiating multiple agreements and addressing permitting and other transactional issues. He also advises many other local governments on solid waste management legal issues.
  • Assists clients in overcoming permitting and other regulatory challenges. Kevin assisted one of the largest egg production operations in the U.S. in overcoming state and federal regulatory and permitting issues in the siting and development of their largest facility in Iowa.
  • Helps clients to resolve soil and groundwater contamination issues. He has assisted some of the largest agribusiness companies in the U.S. in addressing past environmental contamination at multiple sites around the country. He also assisted a Twin Cities district energy project in expanding its underground piping infrastructure through a former Superfund site with multiple owners.
  • Helps clients in resolving enforcement actions brought by federal, state and local regulators. Kevin has handled major environmental enforcement cases brought against clients by the U.S. EPA as well as state agencies, such as the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. He helps clients negotiate resolutions to enforcement actions that meet their needs and are acceptable to regulators.
  • Provides guidance on environmental due diligence matters in mergers and acquisition transactions.
Community Leadership
  • Past board member, Great River Greening, a Minnesota non-profit habitat restoration organization
  • Past president, Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota