Dean Brower practices in Stoel Rives’ Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources group, where he focuses on project development and permitting compliance at the federal, state, and local levels. Dean has performed environmental due diligence, coordinated permitting processes, and counseled clients on permit transfer requirements for mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and other financing transactions.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Dean was an associate with several prominent firms. While attending law school, he was a judicial extern to the Honorable Nathanael Cousins of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and a civil litigation intern with the Alaska Attorney General, Department of Law.


University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D., 2020; Managing Editor, Ecology Law Quarterly; Presidential Fellow Award for Pro Bono Service

Western Washington University, B.A., Political Science and Spanish, 2015, magna cum laude


Not licensed to practice in Oregon

Admitted only in Pennsylvania



  • Drafted letter to regulatory commission opposing rulemaking to join regional carbon initiative on behalf of industry coalition.
  • Second-chaired Zoning Hearing Board land use appeal opposing construction of upstream gas station facility on behalf of major bottled-water company.
  • Represented TJC and Allure Labs on the acquisition of Kleen Concepts.
  • Represented Taymax Group, a portfolio company of Trilantic Capital Partners, in its acquisition of Saber Fitness.
  • Represented BC Partners on Apollo Investment in PetSmart.


Insights & Presentations

  • EPA Designates PFOA and PFOS as Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA” (co-author), Stoel Rives LLP, April 23, 2024
  • “Fifth Circuit Panel Sides with Biden Administration in Ongoing Fight with Certain States Over the Use of ‘Social Cost of Carbon’ in Regulatory Decision-Making” (co-author), Kirkland & Ellis Energy Blog, March 18, 2022
  • “D.C. Circuit Grants EPA's Request to Keep Clean Power Plan on Ice” (co-author), The National Law Review, February 24, 2021
  • Litigation Minute: How to Prepare for a Virtual Deposition” (co-author), The National Law Review, February 16, 2021
  • “D.C. Circuit Vacates Trump's Ace Rule and Deals Biden's EPA New Hand for Regulating Power Plant Greenhouse Gas Emissions” (co-author), K&L Gates legal alert, January 26, 2021

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