Environmental Law

One thing is certain about Environmental Law – it’s all around us. With the world’s attention focused on climate change, Environmental Law is more important than ever. The lawyers at Witherup Allen Law can help your business navigate the environmental laws and regulations that govern your operations.

Environmental Law is not just about smokestacks, oil spills, and waste dumps. We help property owners, buyers, lenders, and businesses solve environmental challenges with land they own, operate, or want to develop. From remediating contaminated sites, to obtaining and complying with permits necessary to operate, to defending Notice of Violation from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), our lawyers can help navigate the environmental laws and regulations governing your operations. We have experience with evaluating environmental site assessments, structuring transactions to mitigate or allocate environmental liability, participating in the Maryland Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP), and dealing with a variety of enforcement and compliance issues including permit compliance, stormwater management, water appropriation and allocation, waste disposal, hazardous waste, endangered species, and Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas issues.

Attorney Maggie Witherup is a former Chair of the Maryland State Bar Environmental Law Section and is a frequent author and lecturer on a variety of environmental issues.  Ms. Witherup is the primary author and editor of LexisNexis Practice Guide: Maryland Environmental Law. She was named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Environmental Law, 2022, and selected to Maryland Super Lawyers® list for Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation since 2019; and for Energy & Natural Resources, 2021.