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Peter A. Altman

Labor/Employment Attorney
Peter A. Altman

315 Fifth Avenue S, Suite 1000
Seattle WA 98104
206.676.7000
slg@summitlaw.com





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Our Practice

Environmental

Summit Law Group represents customers in a wide variety of environmental and land use matters. We have extensive experience providing corporate, regulatory, and litigation advice in these complex, ever-evolving areas. Our customers range from closely held companies to large corporations. We also represent public-sector clients, including public ports, municipalities, and non-profits.

Summit’s environmental and land use attorneys can lead you through the maze of federal, state, and local environmental laws, rules, and guidance; we know the alphabet soup of environmental acronyms. We have particularly deep experience in contaminated site investigation and remediation, contribution actions, solid and hazardous waste regulation, natural resource damage assessments, industrial and municipal wastewater discharge permits, wetlands regulation, water rights law, real estate (including environmental due diligence), zoning and permitting for development, environmental documentation, and related areas. We also offer unique expertise in environmental law where the interests of Indian tribes are at stake, and we regularly provide advice on environmental and property issues for sites located within Indian reservations.

Our attorneys have been actively involved at a majority of the major Superfund sites in the Pacific Northwest. Summit enjoys a nationwide reputation for environmental expertise, particularly as trial attorneys and litigators. We have represented our environmental customers in numerous U.S. District Courts and in federal and state appellate courts. Summit attorneys are also on the cutting edge of climate change policy and carbon capture and sequestration.

Our customers – whether they are in the solid waste, oil, mining, timber, environmental consulting, commercial development, or manufacturing – all receive the benefit of regulatory and litigation lawyers with a special knowledge of and zeal for the business of law. We are committed to results-oriented representation.

Summit’s Environmental Areas of Practice include:

  • Contaminated Properties and Waterways
  • Solid Waste Facilities
  • Hazardous Waste Facilities
  • Climate Change and Carbon Capture and Sequestration
  • Air Quality – Compliance and Enforcement
  • Water Rights
  • Water Quality
  • Wetlands Regulation, including Mitigation Banks
  • Clean Water Act Enforcement and Citizen Suits
  • Radiological Constituents
  • Project Development, Land Use, and Permitting
  • Water Rights Banking and Conservation Easements
  • Legislative and Rulemaking Policy
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Environmental Litigation
    • Natural Resource Damages
    • CERCLA
    • Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA)
    • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
    • Clean Water Act
    • Clean Air Act
    • Administrative Agency Action
  • Complex Multiparty Arbitration and Mediation
  • Environmental Insurance Coverage