Sue combines her expertise in environmental law, land use and real estate law to help her clients sell, buy, permit and develop all types of properties and projects.
Chair of the Environmental Law Group and a shareholder with the Real Estate and Energy Law Groups, Sue also helps clients clean up contaminated sites and redevelop brownfields, comply with environmental and health and safety laws, and respond to Superfund claims. She also represents clients in energy projects including the development of wind and solar power.
Sue negotiates agreements with governmental agencies to protect buyers of contaminated properties, including Minnesota’s first “Prospective Purchaser Agreement” with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies as to the MacGillis and Gibbs federal Superfund site in New Brighton, Minnesota. Sue assists her clients in all land use matters and also handles issues related to compliance and permitting; state and federal environmental reviews; air permitting; clean water requirements including storm water; Superfund; wetlands regulations; and zoning issues.
Sue represents clients in all types of transactions including sales, acquisitions, leasing and financing. She has lectured and written on environmental law and is active in land conservation efforts.
In early February 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began mailing general notice letters and requests for information to parties it believes may be responsible under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) for cleanup of the Freeway Sanitary Landfill Site, located in Burnsville, Minnesota.