Amy L. Edwards Named Fellow of American College of Environmental Lawyers
WASHINGTON (August 21, 2019) – Holland & Knight Partner Amy L. Edwards, the co-chair of the firm’s National Environmental Team, has been elected a fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL). She is one of 25 new fellows and one honorary fellow inducted into ACOEL this year. They were selected for their distinguished experience, high standards of practice and substantial contributions to the field of environmental law.
Ms. Edwards has been recognized as a leading environmental lawyer for many years by Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers and comparable publications. She is the immediate past chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER), the pre-eminent national organization representing lawyers in these fields.
She also served on the board of directors of the Environmental Law Institute for seven years and chaired the District of Columbia Building Industry Association’s Committee on Environment for eight years. In addition, she was an advisor to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws while it developed the Uniform Environmental Covenants Act.
Ms. Edwards’ practice is focused on counseling developers, lenders and corporations about effective strategies for structuring real estate and corporate transactions to minimize environmental and financial risk. She represents local governments, developers, financial institutions, manufacturers and energy companies on brownfields redevelopment, vapor intrusion, climate change and adaptation, base closure, privatization of military housing, environmental insurance, storm water, energy benchmarking, power purchase agreement, cleanup, cost recovery, environmental compliance and enforcement issues. She is a leading national expert on risk-based corrective action and institutional controls and speaks regularly at national conferences on these issues.
ACOEL is a professional association of distinguished lawyers who practice in the field of environmental law. Membership is by invitation only and members are recognized by their peers as preeminent in their field. ACOEL members are dedicated to maintaining and improving the ethical practice of environmental law, the administration of justice, and the development of environmental law at both the state and federal level.