Dennis is an experienced attorney focused primarily in the area of environmental law and litigation, including Superfund-related litigation, regulatory compliance and the environmental aspects of corporate, real estate, and lending transactions. He is a seasoned litigator with a track record of success in state and federal courts and has represented clients in matters involving business, insurance, energy, telecommunications, and utility law.
He distinguished himself early while a law student at Washington University where he was named editor-in-chief of Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law. Later he served as law clerk for the Honorable Warren D. Welliver of the Supreme Court of Missouri from 1983 to 1985.
- Multimillion dollar cost recovery lawsuits involving Superfund, landfill, and other contaminated sites.
- Represented telecommunications firms in ongoing regulatory proceedings before the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin and in federal and state courts.
- Successfully represented an independent power producer in proceedings to secure governmental permits and approvals necessary for the construction of an electric generating facility.
- Represented owners and operators of leaking underground storage tank sites regarding remediation and closure standards and claims and administrative appeals involving the Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Award (PECFA).
- A complex commercial arbitration involving a multimillion dollar contract for software implementation at a property and casualty insurance company.
- Served as environmental counsel to a lender in complex loan transactions involving environmentally impacted properties.