Geoff Tichenor is a problem solver first, environmental lawyer second. Geoff helps clients navigate state and federal environmental laws applicable to air emissions, water discharges, storage tanks, waste management, contaminated lands, chemical storage reporting, and spills. He regularly counsels clients facing environmental enforcement actions and presenting complex permitting and compliance questions. Geoff has broad experience representing clients before state and federal agencies, including on rulemakings. He also regularly advises clients on the risks and liability associated with real estate and other business transactions, primarily in the context of corporate mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. Geoff’s clients look to him to develop effective corporate environmental management and auditing strategies.
Geoff was selected as an Oregon Environmental Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2013 and 2014 and as one of the Portland Business Journal’s Forty Under 40, and recognized by Chambers USA from 2017 to 2021. Geoff currently serves as co-leader of the firm’s Consumer Products, Manufacturing & Transportation Industry Group. Previously, Geoff worked with Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, Chicago, Illinois (2006) and The Collins Law Firm, Naperville, Illinois (2005–2006). He also served as a law clerk to The Honorable Lesley Wells, United States District Court, Cleveland, Ohio (2004–2005) and the Oregon Department of Justice, Natural Resources Section, Portland, Oregon (2002–2004). During law school, Geoff externed with The Honorable Lynn Adelman, United States District Court, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Summer 2003).
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