For more than 30 years, Todd has helped numerous clients remain in compliance with all aspects of the complex and dynamic suite of environmental laws, with a particular focus on Clean Air Act regulation. His extensive knowledge of and experience includes obtaining environmental permits, planning future activities to minimize the expense of regulation, litigation involving all manner of environmental regulation, and the defense of allegations that a company may have violated environmental laws.
Todd has worked on environmental issues in virtually every industry sector including:
- Petroleum refineries
- Electronics manufacturers
- Mining companies
- Defense contractors
- Higher education institutions
- Paper and other industrial manufacturers
- Biofuel facilities
- Construction contractors
- Agricultural operations
- Automotive and engine manufacturers
Clients also look to Todd to anticipate legal trends in environmental regulation, allowing them to reduce compliance costs, minimize liabilities, develop market opportunities and create a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Toward this end, Todd has assisted clients in developing innovative regulatory strategies for their businesses. He has negotiated Second Generation regulatory agreements under Wisconsin’s Environmental Cooperation Pilot Program, providing his clients with the regulatory flexibility to fit their unique business needs while maintaining the highest environmental standards.
In addition, the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) has appointed Todd to serve on the State’s Air Management Study Group, an advisory committee charged with making recommendations to improve the State’s Air Regulatory Program. This work includes streamlining air permitting, implementing federal regulatory directives, advising on the development of state Clean Air Act implementation plans and, where necessary, developing new programs in the state. Todd has previously served on technical advisory groups that have influenced the development of many of Wisconsin's Clean Air Act regulations.
Todd is a co-author of the Second and Third Editions of the Wisconsin Environmental Law Handbook, and The Wisconsin Business Advisor Series: Environmental and Real Estate Law, Volume 2, published by the State Bar of Wisconsin CLE Books.