Duncan assists private and public clients with a wide range of land development and real property issues. He provides strategic advice and support to clients in planning and permitting large, complex projects in the energy, transportation, and natural resource sectors. He has in-depth knowledge of local, state, and federal land use and environmental entitlements processes, including compliance with state and federal environmental laws such as NEPA/SEPA, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and he helps clients obtain project approvals such as planning and zoning entitlements, wetlands and in-water construction permits, and shorelines approvals. When litigation is necessary, Duncan defends approvals in local, state, and federal administrative and judicial proceedings.
Duncan also represents clients in transactional and litigation matters related to real property issues such as purchase and sale of land and water rights, development agreements, boundary line modifications, leases, licenses, and easements. At the intersection of land use and real estate, he has extensive experience with project impact mitigation, mitigation banks, land conservation, and conservation easements.
Duncan serves as one of the firm's Associate Coordinators.