Joan concentrates her practice in the areas of environmental law, natural resources law, environmental and natural resources insurance coverage, and health and safety law.
Joan regularly advises clients on all aspects of state and federal cleanups, including the defense of natural resource damages claims. She has successfully litigated environmental and insurance claims to favorable resolution in state and federal courts, before state and federal administrative law judges, and in arbitration and mediation. A former industrial chemist, Joan also provides clients with practical, cost-effective compliance counseling, including site investigation, remediation and health and safety compliance. She also has extensive experience in the environmental aspects of real estate and business transactions, including negotiating protective contractual terms, obtaining prospective purchaser agreements that limit liability and advising clients on disclosure obligations.
Joan approaches each project by focusing on her client’s goals and relying on her experience and creativity to achieve those goals in the most cost-effective way. In its 2014 annual survey of America’s best attorneys for business, Chambers and Partners quoted sources as reporting that Joan is “the most scientifically astute lawyer that I know in Portland,” adding that “she is well respected and regarded, and when she has an opinion on something, people listen.”
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