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Environmental & Land Use

Helping You Keep Your Resources. Naturally.

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., uses a multi-disciplinary approach in this practice area:  Combine experience and innovation to achieve desired results.
The depth of experience at Winthrop & Weinstine enables our environmental lawyers to dig right in and evaluate your case. Then utilizing our entrepreneurial mindset, we develop strategies that leverage the resources needed to accomplish your business goals.

This outstanding track record of solving highly complex and technical problems is one of the reasons our clients continue to use us to tackle issues in the following areas:
  • Representation before governmental bodies
  • Business transactions
  • Real estate development

Our land use and environmental attorneys appear in federal and state courts, when necessary, before legislative bodies, and federal, state and local regulatory agencies.

We also apply our vast knowledge to buying, selling, franchising, financing or developing a business or real estate, and to compliance-related issues once the transaction is complete. On our client's behalf, we conduct the requisite due diligence, advise on alternative funding, negotiate the critical contract terms and draft the relevant documents needed to transform an idea into a reality.

At Winthrop & Weinstine, the main goal is to ensure that our environmental and land-use advice creates a positive impact on your business. It's what our clients have come to expect and demand. For more information, contact us today.





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November 01, 2017
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Ranks Twenty-Six Winthrop & Weinstine Practices in its “Best Law Firms” List

May 23, 2017
Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Recognized for 2016 Pro Bono Service

November 01, 2016
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Ranks Twenty-Six Winthrop & Weinstine Practices in its “Best Law Firms” List

October 31, 2016
Winthrop & Weinstine Continues to Strengthen Regulatory and Environmental Practice with New Attorney Elizabeth “Betsy” Schmiesing

November 02, 2015
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Ranks Twenty-Four Winthrop & Weinstine Practices in its “Best Law Firms” List

September 25, 2014
Tami Diehm Receives Finance & Commerce’s Top Women in Finance Honors

November 01, 2013
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Ranks Twenty-Three Winthrop & Weinstine Practices in its “Best Law Firms” List

February 21, 2013
Thomas H. Boyd, Shareholder at Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., Named as One of the “Attorneys of the Year”

November 01, 2012
“Best Lawyers” Ranks Multiple Winthrop & Weinstine Practice Groups as Top Tier

September 19, 2012
Twenty Two-Attorneys from Winthrop & Weinstine Named to “Best Lawyers in America” List

January 17, 2012
Winthrop & Weinstine Announces 2012 Board of Directors

November 21, 2011
Best Lawyers Ranks Multiple Firm Practice Groups as Top Tier

September 13, 2011
Seventeen Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®

August 18, 2011
Winthrop & Weinstine Recognized as One of the "Best Places to Work" for 6th Time

May 23, 2011
Winthrop & Weinstine Helps Local Food Bank Raise Funds

March 21, 2011
Winthrop & Weinstine Announces 2011 Board of Directors

December 21, 2010
Winthrop & Weinstine Celebrates This Holiday Season with the Help of Local Talent

November 22, 2010
Sixteen Shareholders Named to Best Lawyers in America


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