Environmental Law

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.

Municipal Law

From drafting ordinances to defending takings claims or participating in complex multi-party litigation, our firm is fully equipped to provide assistance and guidance to municipalities in the areas of real property, environmental protection and regulation, land use, zoning, access to government issues, and general municipal law.

Energy & Climate

The core of our energy and utility practice involves the representation of individuals, ratepayers, non-profits, and environmental organizations in a wide range of proceedings before the Michigan Public Service Commission. 

    As the developer of one of the largest historic preservation and adaptive reuse redevelopments in the country, I have found the assistance of Olson, Bzdok Howard to be invaluable. Their team has helped us navigate a daunting redevelopment project that no one else was willing to take on and turn into a national success story.

    Raymond Minervini

    THE MINERVINI GROUP LLC

    Traverse City, Michigan

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ALJ Finds DTE's Long Term Plan Missed the Mark 12-30-19

MPSC Administrative Law Judge's Proposal for Decision finds that DTE Energy's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) did not comply with many of Michigan's state laws. DTE's IRP spans five years and shows how DTE plans to meet the state's energy needs and then gives four recommended pathways that would continue throughout the next decade. ALJ Sally Wallace recommended that DTE fixes the issues in this IRP and come back with a new Integrated Resource Plan, regardless of whether or not the Commission approves its current IRP. The Commission should rule on DTE's IRP this spring.

Mailing Address

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Olson, Bzdok & Howard
420 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

Traverse City

Olson, Bzdok & Howard
420 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

Ph:   (231) 946-0044
Fax:   (231) 946-4807


Hours: M-F, 8:30am-5pm

Frankfort

Olson, Bzdok & Howard
427 Main St., 2nd Floor
Frankfort, MI 49635

Ph:   (231) 352-4412
Fax:   (231) 946-4807


Hours: M-F, 8:30am-5pm