Matthew J. Greenberg

Matthew J. Greenberg Attorney Environmental Law Miller Canfield Lansing
Senior Attorney
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Professional Biography

Matt Greenberg is an experienced environmental attorney whose practice is focused transactional, administrative agency, and regulatory matters including advising clients on pressing and complex issues. Combining his legal experience with a background as an environmental practitioner, Matt is uniquely qualified to help his client navigate and respond to the highly technical and complex body of law applied to the built and natural environmental by federal, state, local and international agencies.

His practice includes extensive work in the areas of environmental due diligence in land transactions, wetland mitigation, brownfield redevelopment, site remediation and environmental permitting. His experience also includes advising and negotiating Power Purchase Agreements for various utilities, private developers, public entities and consumers relating to solar-based renewable energy projects, and assisting in the review of environmental due diligence for financing of utility-scale wind generation facilities and natural gas pipeline developments.

Matt’s clients come from a broad range of domestic and foreign industries including, but not limited to manufacturing, transportation, energy, real estate, financial institutions and municipalities. As part of his practice, Matthew regularly guides clients through environmental compliance and enforcement actions brought by state and federal regulatory agencies, environmental due diligence in real estate transactions (Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, Due Care Compliance planning, Baseline Environmental Site Assessments), Brownfield site redevelopment strategies, environmental response coordination, wetland mitigation, long-term site remediation, facility deactivation/demolition and divestures, risk exposure and mitigation strategies in mergers and acquisitions and alternative energy development. His background includes working with issues associated with, among others, the Clean Water Act (CWA); Clean Air Act (CAA); Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA); Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA); along with the analogous state laws.

Prior to joining Miller Canfield, Matt spent time working as an environmental consultant and serving as in-house counsel to a railcar and environmental services firm. He has also served as an intern for the Honorable Bernard A. Friedman, Senior U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. Matt's prior experience enhances his ability to effectively identify, explain, and advise his clients on their most pressing and complicated environmental issues and to find workable solutions.

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