Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
James Kezele practices in the firm's Real Estate and Environmental Groups where he represents public and private companies and municipalities to ensure their compliance with state and federal environmental laws and regulations.James routinely counsels clients through transactions involving the purchase and sale of contaminated properties, and has significant experience evaluating environmental due diligence investigations including Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, and other regulatory due diligence. James also counsels clients through voluntary remediation and Brownfield redevelopment, including under Ohio’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) and Kentucky’s Brownfield Redevelopment Program. James has significant experience counseling clients on the Clean Air Act and state air pollution laws as well as on the processes for applying for, negotiating the terms of, and complying with various environmental permits, including Title V permits, Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permits, and NPDES wastewater permits. James also regularly works with clients to perform facility or programmatic environmental audits and prepare for facility inspections and develop regulatory responses. He also advises clients on mineral leasing.