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Michael P. (Mike) Comodeca

  • T: 913.327.5193
    F: 913.345.0736
  • Overland Park

Mike Comodeca is an environmental attorney, helping public and private entities with environmental compliance and permitting, wetlands and endangered species issues, and federal property transfers.

Mike helps industrial and commercial companies, as well as local communities, achieve environmental compliance and obtain the permits necessary to accomplish their goals. He is the national environmental counsel for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company, helping it achieve and maintain environmental compliance with regard to air, water, and hazardous waste management. Mike has also assisted a number of industrial and community clients respond to enforcement actions brought by state and federal regulatory agencies.

Mike handles a variety of wetlands and endangered species matters, including the permitting of large redevelopment projects and helping landowners in wetland permitting and enforcement proceedings. He helps clients understand the nuances of the Endangered Species Act, including the advantages and disadvantages of entering into Candidate Conservation Agreements and conservation easements. Mike also helps clients understand the impact of environmental impact statements under the National Environmental Policy Act on the timing and completion of a project.

Mike also helps local communities and private developers navigate the complex and unfamiliar federal property transfer process. He represents communities in the transfer and redevelopment of large military bases under both the Early Transfer and Timely Transfer scenarios. Mike has negotiated a number of memoranda of agreement, economic development conveyances, and transfer deeds with federal landholding agencies; environmental remediation agreements with both state and federal environmental agencies; and guaranteed fixed-price remediation and insurance contracts.

Highlights of Mike Comodeca’s experience include:

  • Represented a local community in the transfer and redevelopment of the 1,100-acre former Fort Gillem military installation in Forest Park, Georgia.
  • Represented a commercial client in obtaining a wetlands permit as part of a large, complex redevelopment project, including the use of a unique public-private partnership that provided funding for the project.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company with regard to the conduct of environmental health and safety audits for its ten North America manufacturing and distribution facilities, including helping to implement all corrective action measures at the facilities.


  • American Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Association of Defense Communities


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