Van Ness Feldman Named as Best Emissions Trading Law Firm for U.S. Carbon Markets

December 17, 2010

Washington, DCVan Ness Feldman, a leading energy and environmental law and public policy firm, was recognized as the top law firm for emissions trading in North America in an annual survey conducted by Environmental Finance and Carbon Finance magazines.  The annual survey evaluated more than 1,200 leading law firms, banks, brokers, and other entities providing various services in global emissions markets.  Click here to read the press release on Environmental Finance’s website.

“We welcome this award as an acknowledgment of the effective transactional and policy work our team has done on behalf of our clients during the last year,” said Kyle Danish, partner and head of the firm’s Climate Change and Emissions Trading practice. “With cap-and-trade programs launching in California and through the Western Climate Initiative, our expertise in emissions trading transactions and knowledge of climate policy will continue to help our clients plan for and capitalize on new opportunities.”

The survey ranked Van Ness Feldman as the Best Law Firm in the North American Mandatory Markets (Mandatory & Pre-compliance) for 2010.  Firms were ranked based on the level of service they provided over the previous 12 months.  The full survey results are available in the December 2010 – January 2011 print issues of Environmental Finance and Carbon Finance.

About Van Ness Feldman

As one of the first law firms to form a climate change and emissions trading practice in the mid-1990s, Van Ness Feldman assists clients in developing business strategies to manage their risks and opportunities from emerging U.S. state, federal, and international regulations.  The firm offers extensive expertise and knowledge of the evolving greenhouse gas regulations, a network of contacts with key staff in the states, EPA and Congress, and a wealth of experience handling complex project development, permitting, transactional, and enforcement matters.  The firm has over 90 lawyers and policy professionals in Washington, D.C. and Seattle, WA. For more information visit:

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