About Carla Consoli
Ms. Consoli is a partner and Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Energy, Natural Resources, Environmental, Regulatory, Government Relations and Indian Affairs Practice Group. Her practice emphasizes permitting new facilities, transactional due diligence, pro-active counseling and agency negotiation. The industries which regularly call on Ms. Consoli include mines, alternative energy developers, large-scale residential and commercial developers, manufacturers, and investors in these industries. Her work includes traditional environmental and mine permitting, as well as endangered species and habitat compliance, water rights and water availability analyses, and community outreach. She works closely with clients assisting in remedial activities, litigation, natural resources evaluations, and compliance negotiation.
Ms. Consoli negotiates a variety of agreements including liability transfer, royalty payment, utility service, development and consulting agreements. She counsels companies of various sizes to aid their understanding of environmental, water, historic, cultural and natural resource laws affecting their business operations. Ms. Consoli also assists clients in acquiring water rights and resolving water law, endangered species and critical habitat issues.
Ms. Consoli has authored numerous articles on environmental topics including due diligence, prospective purchaser agreements, defenses and liability reduction agreements. She is editor-in-chief of a handbook for non-environmental lawyers and business owners to aid their understanding of the impact of environmental law on business transactions; in that handbook, she authored the section on environmental due diligence in commercial property transactions.