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Your Relationship with the Regulatory Agency Can Be Important to Your Success

Environmental Law Client Strategies: Leading Lawyers on Strategizing for Litigation, Negotiating Settlements, and Adding the Most Value for Your Client

Environmental Law Client Strategies is an authoritative, insider’s perspective on best practices for working with clients on a variety of environmental matters. Featuring partners and chairs from some of the nation’s leading law firms, these experts guide the reader through the various aspects of litigation and negotiations, and convey ways to add the most value for clients in the context of an environmental dispute. These top lawyers give tips on avoiding common client mistakes, developing a positive rapport, and conveying the realities of a case in order to appropriately manage client expectations. From preparing for negotiations to evaluating settlement opportunities, these authors reveal their strategies for obtaining the best possible outcome for their clients, including understanding one’s role on behalf of the client and maintaining a working relationship with regulators. Additionally, these leaders discuss strategies for avoiding litigation, approaching cost-recovery litigation, and dealing with the environmental implications of siting facilities, including permitting. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts around the keys to success within this ever-evolving area of law.

Michael Best Land and Resources Partner, Linda H. Bochert, authored the chapter titled, "Your Relationship with the Regulatory Agency Can Be Important to Your Success."

Aspatore Books' Inside the Minds series provides readers with proven business intelligence from C-Level executives (Chairman, CEO, CFO, CMO, Partner) from the world’s most respected companies nationwide, rather than third-party accounts from unknown authors and analysts. Each chapter is comparable to an essay/thought leadership piece and is a future-oriented look at where an industry, profession, or topic is headed and the most important issues for the future. Through an exhaustive selection process, each author was hand-picked by the Inside the Minds editorial board to author a chapter for this book.

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