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Balch & Bingham Welcomes Linda Landis as Counsel in the Environmental and Natural Resources Practice in Birmingham

Balch & Bingham LLP announced today that Linda Landis has joined the firm’s Birmingham office as counsel in its Environmental & Natural Resources Practice. Previously, Linda served as senior counsel to a Fortune 500 public utility in ISO New England where she handled matters related to electric power generation, including environmental compliance, complex permitting, and commercial transactions.

Linda will work with clients on matters covering a wide range of federal, state, and local environmental issues, including permitting and compliance. She has extensive experience working with federal and state regulators which will benefit clients as she works alongside them to structure comprehensive, efficient, business-focused solutions. 

In recent years, Linda navigated complex environmental challenges including the management of legal issues related to one of the first-in-the-nation conversions of a coal-burning unit to biomass. Additionally, she represented several coal-burning facilities in complex permitting matters. She also has experience working with regulatory agencies to structure a multi-million dollar cleanup of a number of former manufactured gas plant sites. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Linda to our growing environmental and natural resources practice. She is extremely skilled at helping clients navigate complex environmental challenges while helping achieve their strategic business goals. Her experience complements and further bolsters our team and is consistent with our continued commitment to enhancing our environmental practice,” said M. Stanford Blanton, managing partner. 

Linda earned her J.D. from the University of New Hampshire Law School and received her B.A. from Duke University. She was admitted to the New Hampshire State Bar in 1994 and served for more than a decade on New Hampshire's State Bar Ethics Committee, chairing the committee for five years.

Attorneys in Balch’s Environmental & Natural Resources Practice represent a wide range of clients on a myriad of environmental and natural resources issues, providing comprehensive legal counseling to clients and vigorous legal representation before regulatory agencies and in federal and state courts across the country.