Tadas helps public- and private-sector clients secure and defend state and federal environmental permits and local land use approvals for controversial or complex development projects throughout the state, including marine terminal development projects. Tadas provides strategic counsel at the permitting stage, working with the client, consultants and regulators on permit applications and environmental review. When a permit is appealed, Tadas appears on behalf of clients in local adjudicative proceedings (including hearing examiner proceedings), in state and federal court, and in state administrative adjudicative proceedings, including appearances before the Growth Management Hearings Board, the Shoreline Hearings Board and the Pollution Control Hearings Board. Additionally, he represents public clients in drafting, adopting and defending regulations required by the Growth Management Act (GMA), the Shoreline Management Act (SMA), and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). Drawing from his experiences in both land use and water law, Tadas also represents clients in the evolving area of law at the intersection of those two practice areas and has specifically counseled clients on the ways in which water law and water availability impact long-range planning decisions and specific development projects.
Tadas is a retired musician, but still manages to find time to play music with his two children. He also enjoys camping and backpacking with his family and participating in marathons and triathlons.
Tadas serves as a member of the firm's Executive Committee.