Environmental Law Attorney Practice Group

The attorneys at Hessian & McKasy, P.A.'s Environmental Law Attorney Practice Group represent clients on environmental matters that arise in enforcdement proceedings, litigation, business and real estate transactions. Our lawyers have extensive experience advising companies who face EPA fines. We provide advice as to the process, respond to demands, assist in negotations and appear on behalf of clients in EPA proceedings. We practice in the areas of environmental, administrative, business and real estate law.

Practice Areas

Our experience includes the following areas:


State Agency Policymaking Through Guidance: If It Quacks/Walks Like a Duck It’s A …

Agencies use guidance to make policy. Guidance can be developed and implemented quickly. When agencies use guidance instead of the more formal rulemaking process, they risk Court review and a finding that the guidance is an unpromulgated use. One example of Agency guidance is the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Best Management Practices for Vapor Investigation and Building Mitigation Decisions.

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Recognized as Best Lawyer in Minnesota – Environmental Law and Litigation – Environmental

Joseph Maternowski, was named Best Lawyer in the fields of Environmental Law and Litigation – Environmental in Minnesota by Best Lawyers® in 2018. Mr. Maternowski, a shareholder at the Hessian & McKasy law firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, concentrates his practice on handling the environmental aspects of real estate and commercial transactions with an emphasis on managing the issues […]

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