Sustainability and Climate Change
We live and do business in a world where success and, arguably, survival require attention to "sustainability" — whether it is in manufacturing processes, development projects, business performance, or even the practice of law. A growing body of federal, state, and local regulations, as well as our customers, employees, and clients, demand that we all become more "green." Whether they are ahead of the wave, or working to catch up to it, our clients can turn to Robinson & Cole for advice. They can turn to Robinson & Cole's strong environmental and utility law practices for regulatory and strategic advice and experienced representation before government agencies. They can turn to Robinson & Cole's nationally recognized Land Use Group for knowledgeable advice concerning sustainability as it pertains to real estate and development issues. They can turn to Robinson & Cole's skilled corporate and tax lawyers to set up a green technology business and protect its intellectual property, and to Robinson & Cole's business litigation team to defend it. They can turn to Robinson & Cole's experienced insurance lawyers for advice concerning coverage and claims relating to green buildings and the effects of climate change. For knowledgeable legal advice concerning "sustainability" issues, they can turn to one firm — Robinson & Cole — that has lawyers with the knowledge they need and that has adopted a sustainability policy of its own. We recognize the importance, and the institutional challenges, of "going green."
We are active members of organizations heavily involved with sustainability and climate change issues. Our clients benefit from our participation in, and access and exposure to the thought leadership of, the following organizations:
- Urban Land Institute
- U.S. Green Building Council
- Congress for the New Urbanism
- National Brownfield Associations
- ABA Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Ecosystems Committee
- American Institute of Architects
We are also regular contributors to publications and conferences focused on sustainability. Please visit our publications link at the top of this page.