Kerri Barsh > Greenberg Traurig LLP > Miami, United States > Lawyer Profile

Greenberg Traurig LLP
MIAMI, FL 33131
United States

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Kerri L. Barsh is Co-Chair of the firm’s Environmental Practice and represents public and private clients on an array of environmental regulatory, permitting and litigation matters, including transactional support and due diligence, environmental assessment and liability matters, climate change, energy and infrastructure projects, wetlands and coastal permitting, complex land use projects, air quality matters, hazardous materials contamination, and other compliance and enforcement cases. Kerri is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.


  • Climate change
  • Environmental compliance, permitting, enforcement, including litigation support
  • Transactional environmental work (counseling, due diligence, drafting and negotiation of reps and warrants, disclosures, and indemnities)
  • Energy and infrastructure projects, including due diligence, permitting, and NEPA review
  • Natural resource mining, permitting and siting
  • Brownfields counseling and development
  • Electrical generation facilities (power plant and transmission line siting)
  • Air quality matters (drafting of contractual protections, remedial assistance and litigation support)
  • Land use and comprehensive plan approvals, including litigation
  • Landfills (siting, permitting and related regulatory matters)
  • Legislation drafting (statutes, ordinances and rules)
  • Administrative litigation, including rule-making and permitting challenges
  • Global energy and infrastructure
  • Catastrophe planning and response

Federal Regulatory & Administrative Law




  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Miami School of Law
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Missouri

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Environment: transactional

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Closely integrated with the firm’s other transactional practices, Greenberg Traurig LLP‘s environmental group is well-placed to assist with the environmental risks and impact of the acquisition, development, financing and sale of real estate assets. Co-chair Kerri Barsh  in Miami provides transactional and permitting support to public and private sector clients.

United States > Industry focus > Environment: litigation

Greenberg Traurig LLP fields a team of attorneys specialised in the resolution and settlement of complex civil and criminal environmental cases. On the civil litigation side, the team is well placed to represent clients in class actions, multi-district litigation, citizen suits and enforcement matters. Furthermore, the group is skilled at trying high-stakes cases, including those involving alleged soil, water and air pollution, on behalf chemical, refining, mining, manufacturing and other industrial clients. Offering expertise on the full-array of environmental law matters, practitioners are also retained in mandates pertaining to environmental releases, crisis management and climate change. Kerri Barsh  in Miami and David B. Weinstein in Tampa oversee the nationwide environmental department. Based in Philadelphia, David G. Mandelbaum  is seasoned in water rights, waste management and Superfund-related cases. Civil and criminal enforcement are among Christopher L. Bell‘s areas of activity; he is based in Houston and also focuses on litigation and emergency response. Francis Citera is a key individual in the Chicago office; he has defended clients in several class actions, toxic tort claims and environmental litigation before federal and state courts.

United States > Industry focus > Environment: regulatory

Greenberg Traurig LLP has a strong profile for enforcement and regulatory proceedings before the EPA and state agencies. The team acts for major national companies and public bodies operating in the real estate, mining, energy and chemicals sectors in relation to a variety of complex regulatory matters encompassing clean air, clean water, endangered species and hazardous waste management. Brownfield development issues, permitting and crisis management in jurisdictions across the US also feature on the practice’s broad service offering. The department is under the joint leadership of Kerri Barsh  in Miami, who provides comprehensive advice in the environmental regulatory, climate change, wetlands and coastal permitting, and David B. Weinstein in Tampa. Houston-based Christopher L. Bell  stands out for his track record in civil and criminal enforcement actions and emergency incident response. Steven C. Russo in New York has notable experience in environmental permitting, NEPA and Brownfields redevelopment.