OUR Practice
At Stradley Ronon, we think it’s vital for our attorneys to have more than just legal know-how. That’s why our environmental attorneys have both legal acumen and real-world business experience, allowing them to be not just capable attorneys, but also effective facilitators and problem solvers. We work to understand your business and your goals, and we take pride in making connections and introductions between clients and potential business partners and in identifying business opportunities to bring to our clients. Our goal is to be a valuable and trusted resource to our clients in highly technical and complicated situations.

Our Solutions
We work with clients from all over the world interested in doing business in the mid-Atlantic region. Our attorneys have decades of experience dealing with:

  • financing of all forms and types of projects on behalf of developers, lenders and investors 
  • financing, permitting and siting challenges facing energy and clean-tech businesses 
  • representation before, and interaction with, regulatory agencies at the federal, state and local levels 
  • litigation in state and federal courts when necessary to protect our clients’ interests 
  • negotiation of settlement agreements, access agreements, permits and approvals that are equitable to our clients 
  • performance of due diligence in the acquisition of real estate on behalf of our clients 
  • identification of liability issues and risk management techniques, which provides  mitigating risk exposure, thereby making projects more financially attractive 
  • risk mitigation, including insurance products for project delay and business interruption 
  • oversight and strategic management of remediation projects 
  • interfacing with environmental consultants and other technical professionals to ensure that our clients understand how their resources are being spent 
  • helping clients to apply cutting-edge uses of methane gas, creating ultraclean fuels, profitable energy-producing facilities and biomass-derived industrial chemicals 
  • for early-stage companies, assisting with venture capital, compensation and incentive packages for key management, and technology licensing and technology transfer 
  • strategizing with clients in the identification and evaluation of brownfield sites, and state and federal financing opportunities to make such sites not only feasible but also profitable 
  • taxation of investment partnerships and tax regulations affecting depreciation and investment tax grants/credits


  • The Diaper Plant. We represented a Philadelphia suburb in connection with the remediation and redevelopment of a significant parcel of land formerly operated as a diaper-washing plant and located at the gateway to the
    municipality. Over $3 million in grant funds was secured to allow the property to be cleaned up so that housing and retail development could occur and bring new vitality to the downtown area.
  • The Rail Loop. We worked with a start-up energy client to repurpose and redevelop a dormant power plant facility, converting an old coal loop into one of the region’s most vibrant oil transshipment facilities, capable of off-loading up to 80,000 barrels of Bakken crude daily. We obtained the critical air permits on an expedited basis, and helped our client form a joint venture with one of the world’s largest pipeline companies.
  • The Lateral Pipeline. We coordinated regulatory and governmental approvals for a large midstream company that had been facing the complete shutdown of its lateral pipeline permitting project. This now-approved pipeline traverses some of the most environmentally sensitive terrain in Pennsylvania, and we worked to develop a permitting protocol with the DEP to address each concern comprehensively.
  • The Factory. We are working with a large international company to develop an advanced manufacturing facility for paper products, incorporating large-scale distributed energy facilities, and a redesign of an industrial park’s gas and electrical infrastructure. We are also coordinating all local, state and federal approvals, and are creating a pivotal tax-exempt parcel status for the development.


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