In 2010, after practicing at the law firms of King & Spalding LLP and Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., I founded Verdant Law, PLLC to address the growing need for sustainability-related legal services, and to respond to the demand for greater value in the delivery of legal services generally. Below is a short description of Verdant and the services that it provides. I hope that you find it helpful.
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Verdant is a boutique environmental law firm located in Washington, D.C. Although located in the United States capital, the Firm has a global perspective, providing high-quality, personalized legal services to domestic and foreign clients on matters at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as those arising internationally. Verdant distinguishes itself from other environmental law firms by providing an array of sustainability-related legal services, and by its dedication to delivering value.
Verdant’s principal practice areas include Green Chemistry and Chemicals Management, Right-to-Know, Nanotechnology, Energy Efficiency and Climate, Ecosystem Services – Air/Water, and Green Marketing and Procurement. Within each area, the Firm provides more “traditional” environmental, health, and safety-related legal services in addition to its sustainability-related offerings. The Firm has a broad range of capabilities, such as litigation, compliance counseling, due diligence, and enforcement defense.
The Firm’s practice emphasizes those areas of environmental law concerning the regulation of industrial, commercial, and consumer products or the manufacturing, transportation, storage and use of those products. The law in each of these areas is dynamic and frequently challenges company strategy and operations. With the growing societal focus on sustainability, these challenges will only increase. Verdant’s expertise enables it to provide the legal insight and advice necessary to identify the opportunities, as well as manage the risks, that a changing legal environment presents.
Verdant’s Commitment to Delivering Value
Verdant has a strong commitment to delivering value. The Firm works with its clients to learn their business and strategic objectives and applies that knowledge to their matters so that the clients receive timely, practical, and actionable advice. Verdant seeks to identify and implement meaningful cost-saving measures and opportunities to pass those savings on to clients. To provide clients with greater certainty and predictability with their legal expenditures, the Firm offers value-based, alternative fee structures, At Verdant, success is not defined by per-partner profits; instead, it is defined by the number of long-term relationships that are built on trust, earned by delivering value.