Lisa Rushton is a partner in the Environmental and Energy practice of Paul Hastings’ Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Rushton represents real estate developers, investment funds, corporations, and financial institutions around the world on matters relating to federal, state, and local environmental, health and safety laws and regulations and was identified by Chambers as one of the leading environmental practitioners for business transactions in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Rushton counsels clients on environmental issues attendant to financing facilities, corporate and real estate transactions, public offerings, and bankruptcy proceedings. She assists buyers, sellers, lenders, borrowers, debtors, landlords and tenants understand and apportion environmental liabilities and draft and negotiate contractual provisions covering environmental aspects of business and real estate transactions and proceedings. Ms Rushton oversees the investigation and remediation of site conditions; she manages environmental due diligence for prospective acquisitions, divestments and investments; she counsels clients on compliance obligations and the implementation of environmental management systems; and she assists in the defense of claims relating to environmental liabilities and allegations of non-compliance.
Ms. Rushton has substantial experience in matters relating to air and water pollution control laws, solid and hazardous waste management and cleanup, toxic substance control laws and the development of “brownfield” properties.
Ms. Rushton routinely evaluates liabilities and counsels clients with a wide variety of operations, including energy generation and sale, waste management, real estate development, telecommunications, pharmaceutical and specialty chemical manufacturing, adhesives and coating manufacturing, pulp and paper operations, aluminum and steel mills, and airport management companies. Ms. Rushton also represents industry interests in the development of new environmental, health and safety legislation and regulations at the federal, state and local level.
Accolades and Recognitions
- Chambers USA, Ranked Among Washington, D.C. Environmental Practitioners