Environmental and Natural Resources Law

LogoEnvironmental and Natural Resources Law is the core of our practice and our heritage at Olson, Bzdok & Howard. Our firm has been involved in some of the major environmental cases of the last three decades, on issues ranging from water and wetlands, to the public trust and the Great Lakes, to oil and gas development on state lands.

The key to our success in Environmental and Natural Resources Law is our continued commitment to viewing environmental law and policy as tools for promoting our clients' interests while protecting the environment. Our attorneys and staff stay abreast of the latest developments in the law and apply that knowledge to the benefit of our clients, allowing us to anticipate unforseen problems and save both time and money.

We are actively involved in the State Bar’s Environmental Law Section, in assisting environmental organizations, and in lecturing and writing on legal issues related to the environment, including law review articles, a chapter in the Michigan Environmental Law Desk Book, and legal reference texts. We are well-versed in all areas of Environmental and Natural Resources Law, including contaminated property, lakes, rivers, and wetlands, endangered species, conservation easements and other land protection tools, brownfield redevelopment, air and water pollution, permitting, insurance, liability, and public lands.

 

NEWS

Kate Redman Discusses Crowd-Funding Rules in TC's Record-Eagle

“Investment crowdfunding has been leading the industry globally, but we should see a really startling growth in the U.S. once these new rules are effective,” said Kate Redman, attorney with Olson, Bzdok & Howard PC in Traverse City. Redman will offer training “labs” starting in May for businesses and nonprofits interested in investment crowdfunding. Contact her at kate@envlaw.com for more information.

Traverse City Record-Eagle (01-24-16) 

Public Trust Framework Recommended for Great Lakes









The International Joint Commission (IJC) of the United States & Canada has issued a report recommending the application of a bi-national Public Trust framework to help fill regulatory gaps and guide decision-making that will ensure the protection of the long-term ecological integrity, economic stability, and the many public and private uses of the Great Lakes.

Firm founder Jim Olson has advocated for the active implementation of Public Trust principles in Great Lakes decision-making for decades, so this recommendation is both a welcome development, and a tremendous accomplishment. Congratulations Jim!

Full Report (pdf): Protection of the Waters of the Great Lakes 

Kate Redman is one of TC's 40 under 40!

Kate Redman, Community Enterprise Attorney and Partner at Olson, Bzdok & Howard, has been selected as one of Traverse City's Most Influential Professionals under 40 for 2015. This is the second year in a row Kate has been selected by the TC Business News as part of TC's "40 under 40." Congrats Kate!

Sept. 1, 2015 

Partnership Announcement

Olson, Bzdok & Howard is pleased to announce that Ross A. Hammersley and Kate E. Redman became shareholders with the firm. Please take a look at their attorney profiles to learn more about these young legal trailblazers.

March 20, 2015