Stoel Rives LLP
Greg Fontaine is a partner in Stoel Rives’ Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources group who focuses his practice on environmental law and regulated industries, particularly mining, transportation, and agribusiness. Reflecting his three decades-plus of experience, Greg’s practice is uncommonly broad, advising clients on a range of matters involving project development, transactions and regulatory compliance (including permitting, enforcement defense, and related litigation).
Clients often retain Greg to navigate the complex relationships between commercial transactions and permitting and regulatory matters, especially projects involving redeveloping or repurposing contaminated properties and the associated demands to address compliance and liability issues and the requirements of governmental agencies.
Greg has tried cases in federal and state courts and in administrative actions and has appeared before federal and state appellate courts and in bankruptcy cases. He also has negotiated settlement agreements, consent orders, financial-assurance arrangements, and project development agreements with federal and state regulatory agencies and private counterparties.