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Art is chair of the firm's Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Law Practice Group and a member of the Environmental & Energy Law Practice Group. He has a reputation for representing a diverse cross-section of clients including Fortune 500 business, municipal, land trust, tribal and state agency clients to accomplish their respective environmental and energy goals. This diverse client mix provides him with a unique perspective for achieving client goals in often complex environmental and energy engagements. Art is particularly proud of his role where he has utilized his diverse client experience to develop successful legal strategies for Brownfield developments, sustainable business plans and renewable energy projects for the firm's clients.
These accomplishments for clients are achieved, in part, through his experience with state and federal agencies that often play an important role in the ultimate success for such projects. For example, he is privileged to serve on one DATCP and five DNR Task Forces as a result of appointments made by the Secretaries of these respective agencies. These Task Forces include: Air Management Advisory Committee, the DNR Brownfield Advisory, the Sediment Advisory, the Contaminated Soil Advisory, the Green Tier Advisory and the Lead/Arsenic Advisory Committees. He also serves on a recent DNR Energy Sector Biogas working group.
Art's Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Law experience entails three areas of emphasis; environmental, energy and tribal environmental and energy projects.
Within the environmental law sector he has assisted clients with air, water, wetlands, solid and hazardous waste permitting under federal and state environmental laws. He also has lead environmental land use disputes and transactions involving contaminated property.
From an energy perspective his experience entails bids for base-load generation facilities, power plant facilities, coal-fired power plant projects, hydro-electric projects, negotiation of power purchase contracts and the certification and sale of renewable energy credits.
Art also represents tribal interests in a several environmental and energy projects. Through his experience with tribal clients he has obtained an appreciation of the role that strong cultural beliefs play in formulating the goals of tribal clients in environmental/energy projects.
Art has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America Registry in the Energy Law, Environment and Litigation-Environment category for 25 consecutive years. He has received top rankings as a leading individual and Band I rankings by Chambers USA. Art is also an Adjunct Law Professor at Marquette Law School in which he teaches an energy law course.