Lawyers witness upswing in sustainable law trends


As former advisor to Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski on sustainability-related public policy, a position I held for the past seven years, I’ve helped the governor push forward some of the nation’s most cutting-edge energy and climate change policies.

As I transition into providing private legal services to clients in the sustainability arena in the Pacific Northwest, I am now helping companies tackle a variety of legal issues arising from increased investment in renewable energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction activities, among other things. Following are some trends I predict many lawyers practicing in the sustainability arena will be faced with in coming years.

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