Tadas helps public- and private-sector clients secure and defend state and federal environmental permits and local land use approvals for complex or controversial development projects throughout the state, including infrastructure, energy, and marine terminal projects. Tadas provides strategic counsel at the permitting stage, working with the client, consultants, and regulators on permit applications and environmental review conducted by local and state permitting authorities, including the Energy Facilities Site Evaluation Council. When a permit is appealed, Tadas appears on behalf of clients at all levels of appeal, including state and federal courts and in administrative adjudicative proceedings, including appearances before the Shoreline Hearings Board, the Pollution Control Hearings Board, the Growth Management Hearings Board and local hearings examiners. Recently, Tadas has represented a wide range of energy companies by providing strategic counsel for the permitting and environmental review of renewable energy projects that will help meet the state’s aggressive carbon reduction targets. Additionally, Tadas helps those companies advocate for local and state legislation and implementing regulations related to those greenhouse gas reduction efforts, including the regulatory programs implementing Washington’s new Clean Fuels Program and the Climate Commitment Act.
Tadas also represents cities, counties and port districts 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).
Tadas is a retired musician, but still manages to find time to play music. He also enjoys long distance cycling, camping and backpacking with his family. He serves as the Managing Partner of the Seattle office and is a member of the firm's Executive Committee.