Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell has a national practice devoted exclusively to environmental, land use, real estate development, conservation, energy, infrastructure, and transportation law.
The attorneys at Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell have participated in matters involving land use, real estate, environmental, energy, and transportation issues throughout the United States and are licensed to practice law in California, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming, the District of Columbia, the United States Supreme Court, most federal appellate courts, and many federal district courts. For a list of the states and federal courts where each attorney is admitted to practice, please visit our Bar Admissions page.
Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell attorneys understand both the legal details and the broader policy issues which arise in seeking government approvals for complex development projects. They are familiar with all of the major federal environmental statutes and with many of their state and local counterparts that apply to transportation projects, to large public infrastructure development, and to complex urban and multi-use real estate and development projects.
The Firm frequently represents local, state, and regional government agencies and community organizations in high-visibility matters which place a premium on intelligent media relations, a command of critical, technical and factual issues, and a sensitivity to political issues and the unique features of local law. Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell’s strength in part lies in the ability of its attorneys to confront both the public policy issues and the narrow legal and technical questions that arise in controversial or complex undertakings.
Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell attorneys are accomplished in developing creative strategies for resolution of disputes and pride themselves on their ability to resolve problems without litigation whenever possible. Because litigation can be time-consuming and costly, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell approaches litigation as a tool, not an end itself. In some situations, however, litigation is the best tool; the Firm’s litigators therefore are often involved in client matters from the beginning of the representation, advising on both litigation avoidance and litigation implications of client decisions.