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S. Lee JohnsonS. Lee Johnson is a partner in the Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn's Environmental Law Practice Group. He counsels large and small manufacturers, real estate developers, mining firms and utilities regarding environmental regulation, with particular emphasis on air pollution regulation, and the environmental aspects of commercial transactions. He represents businesses and individuals in administrative disputes with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and other state regulatory agencies, and in environmental law litigation. Mr. Johnson has been actively involved in the Section's Air Quality Committee since 1994, serving as vice-chair and chair of the committee. Mr. Johnson served on the Section's Council for six years. He is also involved with the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA), having served as secretary of the East Michigan Chapter, as vice-chair, and chair. Mr. Johnson has been instrumental in coordinating a very successful series of annual joint programs with the Section, and the East and West Michigan Chapters of AWMA. Mr. Johnson is the author of the Air Resource Protection chapter of the Section's Deskbook (2nd Edition).

S. Lee JohnsonWilliam R. Schikora is a sole practitioner in Northville, representing clients in all manner of environmental law. He began his career working as an environmental engineer for Chevron Corporation before returning to the great State of Michigan for law school in 1992. His practice has focused on environmental law for his entire 18 year legal career, and in 2010 he began his current solo practice. Bill works with numerous industrial clients on transaction, remediation and redevelopment matters across the U.S. and in many foreign countries. He is a founding member and co-chair of the Michigan Energy Forum, an organization sponsored by Ann Arbor Spark which supports energy-related businesses and entrepreneurs in Michigan. He served as co-chair of the Section’s Program Committee from 2009-2012.

Dennis DonohueDennis Donohue, a partner at Warner Norcross and Judd LLP, is a member of the firm's Resources, Energy and Environment Practice Group, active in the area of environmental law, including mining, Clean Water Act permit development and enforcement issues, water withdrawal and groundwater discharge issues, hazardous waste management issues and sediment remediation. He has served two terms on the Environmental Law Section Council. Prior to that, Dennis served as chair of the Surface Water and Groundwater Committee and currently serves as chair of the Natural Resource Committee and co-editor of the Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook. Dennis is past chair of the Grand Rapids Bar Environmental Law Section, and is incoming chair of the ABA SEER Mining and Mineral Extraction.




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