Maddin Hauser's environmental practice group is transaction focused. Practice group leader Steven D. Sallen has over 25 years of experience interacting with clients, environmental regulators and consultants in order to evaluate, quantify and manage the environmental risks associated with all manner of business and real estate transactions. Mr. Sallen brings a refreshingly practical, real-world approach to dealing with environmental issues. Working within the framework of federal and state laws, and local regulations, Maddin Hauser's environmental practice group advises clients including business owners, real estate developers, tenants and lenders in pre-purchase, pre-leasing and pre-foreclosure risk assessment, and strategic planning for risk avoidance and risk management. Recently, Maddin Hauser's environmental practice group has expanded its expertise to green building and sustainability issues, so as to advise and allow clients to take advantage of various benefits in construction, LEED certification and related tax subsidies, but as always, from a real-world, practical application of the law to managing client risks and solving client problems.