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About Jeremy

Arizona environmental and water law counsel

Jeremy Lite focuses on transactional problem-solving related to environmental law and contamination, water rights, and water and wastewater infrastructure. His colleagues in the Real Estate and Business Law groups rely on his strategic legal insight to assist their lending, developer, commercial and industrial clients with various matters pertaining to these environmental issues. He also advises on renewable energy project siting and solar facility financing transactions. 

In addition, his practice involves managing environmental due diligence efforts, negotiating and drafting agreements with significant environmental, water and infrastructure components, advising clients on environmental compliance and liabilities, and addressing cultural resource concerns.

Experience in Action

  • Represents lenders and developers in evaluating solar energy projects for financing and completing necessary due diligence. 
  • Facilitates transactions involving contaminated property, including the preparation of agreements managing remediation obligations and liability. 
  • Works with commercial developers to secure necessary water and wastewater utility service and negotiates agreements with service providers for infrastructure and service commitments.
  • Advises clients on complying with Arizona water law and securing the transfer of water rights and wells in connection with industrial development, farmland, ranches and other real property transactions.
  • Supports commercial and industrial clients in efforts to determine and comply with remediation obligations at state and federal Superfund sites.
  • Assists developers in managing cultural resource issues and historic preservation requirements. 
  • Represents airline jet fuel consortiums in connection with environmental issues and remediation projects at major airports.

Professional Recognitions

  • Southern Arizona Legal Aid "Volunteer Lawyers Program Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney" (2012)
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2010–present: Environmental Law, 2011–present: Litigation – Environmental)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association, Environmental Litigation Committee, Section of Litigation, member
  • Arizona State Bar, Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section, member
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, member

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