Kerri L. Barsh
Firm:
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Phone:Array
Address: 333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
Miami, FL 33131

Membership: Professional & Community Involvement• Former Board Member, Law360, Environmental Editorial Board • Former Board Member, Women's Emergency Network, Board of Directors • Former Member, Miami Bridge, Executive Council • Greenberg Traurig • Former
University: University of Missouri, B.A., magna cum laude, 1981, University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1984
Admitted: 1984, Florida; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Biography: Kerri L. Barsh 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, energy and infrastructure projects, wetlands and coastal permitting, complex land use projects, air quality matters, hazardous materials contamination, and other compliance and enforcement cases. Areas of Concentration• 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 Awards & Recognition• Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law; Land Use & Zoning Law; Litigation - Environmental; Litigation - Land Use & Zoning; Natural Resources Law, 2007-2016 • Lawyer of the Year, Miami Litigation - Environmental Law, 2013 • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms Edition, Law Firm of the Year, Environmental Law, 2016 • Shortlisted, Euromoney Legal Media Group, Americas Women in Business Law Awards, Best in Environment, 2013 and 2015 • Selected, National Law Journal magazine, Energy & Environmental Trailblazer, 2015 • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2007-2015 • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2007-2015 • Listed, Euromoney's Expert Guides: Women in Business Law, Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, 2014 • Member, Winning Team, ACG New York Champions Awards, Energy, 2012 • Selected, South Florida Business Journal, one of 25 Influential Business Women, 2011 • Listed, Business Leader magazine, Top Impact Law Leaders, 2010 • Listed, Who's Who Legal: Florida, Real Estate, 2008 • Listed, Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyer - Lobbying/Land Use Category, 2006 • Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Associated News & EventsPress Releases11.03.15 Greenberg Traurig Named 'Law Firm of the Year' for Environmental Law 08.26.15 Greenberg Traurig Named to Top 10 Law Firms in the Southeast Region by ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources 08.25.15 58 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016 08.19.15 135 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016 06.18.15 Greenberg Traurig Represents LaPlaya Beach Resort and LaPlaya Beach Club in Acquisition by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust 06.11.15 95 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 06.11.15 48 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 05.27.15 Greenberg Traurig Environmental Attorneys Named in 2015 Chambers USA Guide 05.27.15 33 Greenberg Traurig Miami Shareholders Recognized in 2015 Chambers USA Guide 05.22.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide Published Articles01.29.10 Army Corps re-permits Lake Belt rock mines 09.01.03 Pre-empting Liability Issues 08.01.03 Developer Liability in the Toxic Mold Arena 06.01.02 Toxic Mold: What You Should Know About It and What You Can Do About It Alerts06.19.15 Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Under the Newly Issued Clean Water Rule 06.27.13 Supreme Court Decision Limits Ability of Government Agencies to Impose 'Extortionate' Permit Conditions on Landowners 11.14.12 Superstorm Sandy and the Remediation of Water Damage, Mold Growth and Bacterial Threats 08.29.12 What You Need to Know About the New SEC Rule Requiring Additional Reporting by Resource Extraction Issuers 01.17.12 Repositioning Your Florida Development by Substantially Reducing Transportation Mitigation Costs 12.07.11 Act Now to Secure Your HB 7207 Development Order and Permit Extensions 11.04.11 How Can a State of Emergency Declaration in Florida Benefit Your Land Development Investment? 05.16.11 The Future of Growth Management In Florida 11.01.07 EPA Enforcement Strategy Continues to Target Stormwater Violations 08.16.06 Long Anticipated Supreme Court Wetland Decision: Court Split Sharply Articles, Publications, & LecturesArticles• Co-Author, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Temporarily Stays Implementation of the Clean Water Rule, GT E2 Law Blog, October 9, 2015 • Co-Author, Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Under the Newly Issued Clean Water Rule, GT Alert, June 19, 2015 • Featured, Trailblazers: Energy & Environmental, National Law Journal, April 27, 2015 • Mentioned, Testing the Waters, Florida Trend magazine, March 2015 • Quoted, Treading Water, National Geographic, February 2015 • Quoted, Dutch Solution to Miami's Rising Seas? Floating Islands, The Miami Herald, August 23, 2014 • Quoted, In the Market for a Hyper-Luxurious Floating Island? Biscayne Times, July 2014 • Quoted, Split Supreme Court Sides With Florida Property Owner, Daily Business Review, June 26, 2013 • Quoted, Supreme Court Gives Landowners Big Win in Florida Case, The Miami Herald, June 25, 2013 • Quoted, Supreme Court Sides with Florida Landowner in Permit Fight, The News Service of Florida, June 25, 2013 • Quoted, High Court Wetlands Ruling Could Force Permitting Delays, Law360, June 25, 2013 • Quoted, Private-Public Partnerships: The Way To Get Large Projects Done, Daily Business Review, June 3, 2013 • Quoted, Justice Watch: U.S. Supreme Court May Use Florida Case To Redefine Property Rights, Daily Business Review, May 20, 2013 • Quoted, EPA, Fla. Reach Deal Over State Water Nutrient Limits, Law360, March 18, 2013 • Quoted, Florida Producers Win Right to Mine: Florida's Aggregate Industry Overcomes Strong Opposition and Wins the Right to Mine Reserves in South Florida, Rock Products, 2010 • Quoted, Army Corps Re-Permits Lake Belt Rock Mines, South Florida Business Journal, January 2010 • Quoted, EPA: Deny 9 Rock Mining Permits in Miami-Dade, The Miami Herald, June 2009 • Author, Pre-Empting Liability Issues, Area Development Magazine, September 2003 • Author, Developer Liability in the Toxic Mold Arena: Recent Trends and Issues, Southeast Real Estate Business Magazine, August 2003 • Quoted, An Ounce of Prevention, Realty Magazine Online, August 8, 2002 • Author, Toxic Mold: What You Should Know About It and What You Can Do About It, Real Estate Issues Magazine, Summer 2002 Speaking Engagements• Presenter, Protecting Environmental Permits from Legal and Other Attacks, 27th Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School, Florida Chambers, July 18, 2013 • Interview, Property Rights Supreme Court Case, WPBT2's Issues, May 17 and 19, 2013 • Speaker, Part I: The Evolving World of Confiscatory Takings: Understanding the Path, as It Is Not Necessarily a Straight One, ABA's 24th Annual Spring CLE Symposia, Washington, D.C., May 2, 2013 Miscellaneous• Quoted, Greenberg Traurig's Summer Associate Program Ranks Among the Top 5 in the Nation, GT Press Release, January 14, 2002 • Author, Where the Action Is, lawschool.westlaw.com, March 2001