Foley Hoag provides comprehensive legal services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. We serve a wide range of industries, including biopharma, energy and utilities, financial services, manufacturing, and technology. With 250 lawyers located in Boston, Paris and Washington, D.C., we provide creative solutions and results-oriented advice in the areas of bankruptcy, restructuring and workouts; corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and IPOs; labor and employment; litigation; environmental issues and land use; government strategies; intellectual property; tax, trusts and estates; and white collar and business crimes. For more information, visit

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Environmental Compliance

Environmental compliance is an essential part of doing business. In fact, as sustainable business practices become more and more integrated into corporate reporting and an assessment of the bottom line, timely, effective, and efficient environmental counseling has become fundamental.

Foley Hoag’s Environmental Compliance Practice is the preeminent such practice in New England, having counseled Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, emerging businesses, environmental technology firms, institutions, municipalities, and state authorities on environmental issues for more than 25 years. The firm is one of only two firms designated as the top environmental law practices in Massachusetts in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business every year from 2003-2012. We also maintain the leading Law and the Environment blog, with regular updates on legislative, regulatory and judicial developments affecting environmental issues. [more]

Environmental Litigation

Foley Hoag has perhaps the largest environmental litigation and dispute resolution practice in New England. And, through service to our clients, we have attained a national reputation in environmental matters. Our lawyers have built an impressive record resolving environmental disputes at the negotiating table and in the courtroom, and a number of our cases have produced precedents of national importance.

Foley Hoag has demonstrated to our clients the effectiveness of our approach, which combines the aggressive use of litigation, alternative dispute resolution and negotiation, to pursue all avenues of relief or defense. Foley Hoag has considerable experience in the resolution of environmental litigation through facilitated third-party mediation, and several of the members of the environmental group are formally trained as mediators and have served as mediators. [more]

In all situations we carefully tailor our efforts to promote successful, but cost-effective, results for each client.

Additional Practice Areas: Energy and CleantechLitigationPatent Prosecution; Patent Litigation; Trademark, Copyright & Unfair Competition; General Business CounselingVenture Capital; Entrepreneurial ServicesLife Sciences