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Jim Price Elected as a Fellow to the American College of Environmental Lawyers

The Board of Regents of the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) has announced the election of Spencer Fane Partner James T. Price as a Fellow. Membership is by invitation, and members are recognized by their peers as preeminent in their field. ACOEL members are dedicated to maintaining and improving the ethical practice of environmental law; the administration of justice; and the development of environmental law at both the state and federal level.

Spencer Fane’s environmental law practice group advises and represents clients nationwide on environmental laws, regulations, and liabilities. “Jim’s innovative approach providing solutions for his clients that balance the competing interests of industry, regulatory, and environmental groups is well known throughout the legal community,” said firm chairman Mike Saunders. “Jim’s election formally recognizes the significant contributions that he has made to the practice of environmental law. This is a tremendous honor for both Jim and Spencer Fane.”

The 2012 Fellows will be officially inducted into the College at its Annual Meeting in October. Jim is chair of Spencer Fane’s environmental practice group and his practice concentrates on environmental regulation and compliance, environmental litigation, insurance coverage litigation, toxic torts, and business transactions involving environmental issues. Jim has served as lead counsel for numerous environmental matters, including Superfund proceedings, RCRA corrective action, environmental transactions, and environmental permitting and compliance for solid waste, hazardous waste, water, air and other matters.