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Our nationally recognized lawyers handle environmental, toxic tort, energy, and climate issues facing business and industry. Together with our clients and their stakeholders, we provide innovative, business-minded solutions that protect bottom lines, meet environmental needs, and exceed expectations.

  • Nearly 250 years of collective "big firm" experience.
  • A team of partners, all of whom are widely recognized as preeminent lawyers in their fields.
  • Dedication to business practicality and creative strategies.
  • Unrivaled experience in complex litigation, regulatory, enforcement, transactional and public policy matters in our practice areas.
  • All KMCL founders have been partners in major AmLaw 100 firms.
  • KMCL attorneys have a wide range of diverse backgrounds, including a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, former corporate environmental counsel, several environmental engineers, a toxicologist, and experience in the insurance industry, among others.
  • KMCL lawyers hold a variety of academic positions, including adjunct professorships at both Emory and Georgia State law schools, and are frequently asked to speak and write articles on emerging and complex environmental issues.
  • KMCL attorneys are regularly featured in published lists of prominent lawyers, including Best Lawyers in AmericaChambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business - Atlanta, SuperLawyers Magazine - Atlanta, and Who’s Who Legal.
  • KMCL attorneys boast leadership positions in various state bar organizations and trade associations.

KMCL lawyers have handled:

  • Major multi-party environmental and toxic tort litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country.
  • The environmental aspects of large, complex merger and acquisition transactions for some of the country’s largest corporations throughout the United States.
  • Some of the largest and most sophisticated Brownfield transactions.
  • Workplace health and safety matters, including compliance counseling as well as representation before OSHA in enforcement context.
  • The environmental aspects of the largest and most complex property portfolios.
  • Complex and substantial coverage disputes, resulting in significant recoveries of cleanup costs.
  • Environmental counseling, permitting, regulatory, and enforcement matters in nearly all states and many foreign jurisdictions.
  • Complex transactions in regulated and voluntary carbon markets in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Conventional and renewable energy transactions and strategic advice.
  • Testimony on Capitol Hill and state legislatures on clean coal and carbon capture and storage.
  • Counseling on compliance issues under Sarbanes-Oxley, 1934 Act, and related environmental cost estimation and disclosure obligations.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) matters, both as neutrals (mediators and arbitrators) and as advocates.

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