Gene Schmittgens has joined the law firm, where he will lead the firm’s environmental law and environmental permitting practice.
Schmittgens advises clients on reporting, compliance, enforcement, administrative litigation, insurance, permitting, transportation requirements and transactional issues arising out of the sale of real estate and businesses. He has significant experience in various state and federal laws, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund), the Toxic Substances Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
He is a frequent lecturer and author on environmental issues; he is the current editor of the Missouri chapter in the LexisNexis publication Brownfields Law and Practice. He is the chair of the Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environments, Energy and Resources.
Schmittgens earned his bachelor’s degree from MacMurray College, his master’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and his juris doctorate from Saint Louis University, where he now serves as an adjunct professor in environmental due diligence.