At Shepard & Smith, P.A. we know “Green.” The Firm is involved in multiple projects involving Green Building – LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) design and can deliver innovative solutions to the very latest issues and developments in this critical field. With sustainability concerns and initiatives cutting across virtually all sectors of business today, we strive to keep our clients ahead of the curve to maximize opportunities and minimize unnecessary cost and risk.
The “Green” lawyers include Andrew J. Hand, who is among a limited number of attorneys around the United States who have been accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council as LEED® Accredited Professionals (LEED® APs). Mr. Hand not only assists clients in exploring and navigating LEED® and other certification programs, but, more importantly, to helps clients manage the host of legal and risk management issues inherent in implementing their green building strategies. From unique design, construction and contractual matters, to leasing, marketing, financing and insurance, the Firm can deliver valuable assistance as clients move into the burgeoning green building field.
Whether you are a developer constructing an office or residential building, a public or private owner designing new facilities or upgrading existing buildings, or a tenant seeking a certified green commercial interior, our lawyers can work with the designers, construction team, consultants and commissioning professionals to help meet your green building goals while minimizing your cost and risk.