The firm has welcomed new attorney, Christopher Richards, to their team of experienced legal professionals. Chris joins the firm’s environmental practice group as an associate.
Chris has counseled and advised corporate environmental health, safety, and security departments and worked on regulatory matters with MiOSHA/OSHA, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC). He has helped clients identify and resolve environmental concerns, risks and liabilities and assisting with strategic navigation of regulatory processes.
Chris has extensive experience as a real estate development legal counselor and leasing manager, most recently with engineering, testing and development, prototyping and manufacturing services provider, Roush Industries. He has successfully managed all phases of complex transactional real estate matters in several industry subsets including automotive, industrial product development, entertainment, defense and aerospace. Most notably, Chris led a profitable sublease and subtenant service department for automotive subtenants and oversaw transactional and environmental matters on over 3,000,000 square feet of owned and leased real estate.
Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Northern Michigan University in 2011 and a J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law in 2015. Prior to and throughout his schooling, Chris served in the United States Marine Corps stationed at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. He is a current director and board member for Hostel Detroit, providing legal and professional counsel on the organization’s development and growth plans.