Michael N. Mills is an experienced environmental lawyer who represents industrial clients in complex regulatory, compliance and litigation matters. His scientific background in environmental toxicology, as well as his personal connections within California’s state governmental agencies, make him ideally suited to provide cost-effective and practical solutions to environmental and regulatory challenges that his clients confront.
Mike also is the Chair of the firm’s Oil & Gas, Pipelines and Mining Industries Team and in that capacity works with and helps lead more than seventy of the firm’s lawyers who counsel and represent oil and gas companies, mining companies, energy companies, pipeline operators, gas storage, and LNG project companies in various practice areas across the United States and Canada. Oil and gas, as well as mining companies, look to Mike to skillfully advise them on natural resources development issues, counsel them on federal and state hazardous waste cleanup matters, and help them successfully navigate property tax valuation disputes. When necessary to protect his clients’ interests, Mike relies on his understanding of complex regulatory matters and his clients’ businesses to defend them in environmental litigation, defeat citizen suit claims, and reduce or eliminate fines and penalties.
Mike’s deep connections within California’s oil and gas industry span nearly two decades. Oil and gas clients appreciate Mike’s experience navigating the challenging regulatory environment in which they operate, and Mike knows the major players and decision-makers in California’s oil and gas industry. This unique repository of experience allows Mike to offer valuable business counsel to oil and gas companies.
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