We offer a wide range of environmental and natural resource law expertise. Our practice concentrates on state, federal and international laws that determine access and rights to natural resources and monitor conservation efforts, as we assist our clients to navigate the complex maze of regulations and rules that guide development and protect the precious environment of Hawaii. The attorneys at Ashford & Wriston are able assist our clients with a diverse array of issues including: hazardous waste contamination, water resources, land development and compliance with state and federal laws, including the Hawaii Environmental Response Law, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Hawaii Environmental Policy Act.
In addition to our expertise in environmental and natural resource law, Ashford & Wriston has gone green. It is the only Hawaii law firm with multiple Hawaii attorneys designated as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professionals. "LEED Accredited Professional" and the related acronym, and the Legacy LEED AP logo are trademarks owned by the U.S. Green Building Council and are awarded to individuals under license by the Green Building Certification Institute.
The lawyers in A&W’s Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Group are positioned to assist clients in navigating the challenges and opportunities presented by environmentally-responsible development. To address the vast array of potential issues related to green building, A&W’s group is comprised of attorneys experienced in litigation, real estate development, environmental issues, land use, construction, governmental affairs, finance and insurance.
A&W’s attorneys are familiar with LEED and other green building certification processes and the contractual and risk issues involving green building development and leasing. A&W clients may take advantage of their attorneys’ accreditation and be able to earn one point toward LEED Certification for their projects, if a LEED AP is not otherwise on the project team.
A&W has successfully represented private developers, public corporations, financial institutions, large land owners, contractors, landlords and tenants.
* Denotes LEED Accredited Professionals
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