Van Ness Feldman Named Best Emissions Trading Law Firm for North American Carbon Markets Second Year in a Row

December 19, 2011

Washington, D.C. – For a second year in a row, Van Ness Feldman, a leading energy and environmental law firm, was recognized as the top law firm for greenhouse gas emissions trading in North America in an annual survey conducted by Environmental Finance and Carbon Finance magazines.  The survey, which is the most closely watched poll of the global emissions markets, rated leading law firms, banks, brokers, and other service providers.  Click here to read the press release on Environmental Finance’s website.

“This honor is a welcome recognition 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 the world’s second largest cap-and-trade market set to launch in California, our expertise in emissions trading and knowledge of climate policy will help our clients plan for and capitalize on new opportunities in 2012.”

The survey ranked Van Ness Feldman as “Best Law Firm - North American Markets (All)” for 2011.  Firms were ranked based on the level of service they provided over the previous 12 months.  The full survey results will be available in the December 2011 - January 2012 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 110 lawyers and policy professionals in Washington, D.C. and Seattle, WA. For more information visit


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