I have witnessed Jim Derouin’s environmental practice for almost five years. Although our business is a simple one, we have many forms of legal entanglements with land and related environmental issues. Jim, simply put, makes environmental issues simple in a cost-effective manner. Jim applies complex environmental laws and procedures to a factual situation and comes up with a very simple answer.

I also think Jim’s practice goes beyond that of the average environmental lawyer. He takes an extra step. He explains the risk in choices in a manner that helps the client make more informed decisions. His practice includes the sum total of his experiences, which allow him to make these risk evaluations that others can’t. All of this makes Jim one of our most valuable outside counsel.

Executive Vice President and General Counsel National Business Operator