Environmental Protection Issues

James Downey holds a Master of Laws in Environmental Law and is well known around the region for his knowledge and expertise in environmental protection issues. He is often called upon to speak or provide counsel in such areas as:

  • Conservation easements
  • Establishing donation value of development rights
  • Wetlands “banking”
  • Superfund cases
  • Chesapeake Bay Protection Act cases
  • Conservation tax credits
  • Historic preservation issues

Various environmental issues in connection with land development, including remediation of soil and water contamination, Army Corps of Engineers and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) permitting, and other riparian and water-rights issues.