About Michigan Environmental Law

Going green has become something of a global phenomenon.  Green cars, green buildings, green energy, and the green economy.  This may be because it saves money, minimizes greenhouse gasses, garners goodwill in the marketplace or is required by law.  We believe that the green movement is here to stay and is creating a unique business climate ripe with opportunities, innovations, incentives and pitfalls for the unwary.

Our goal at Michigan Green Law is to educate, discuss and evaluate legislation, case law, and emerging trends in the green field and their impact on Michigan businesses.  These issues range from cleaning up and redeveloping contaminated properties, to the pros and cons of green construction, to analyzing the impact of renewable energy.

We welcome your questions and comments and priorities as we explore these topics together.


Arthur H. Siegal

Arthur has successfully represented businesses and individuals in environmental matters for over 20 years.  Arthur has litigated cases relating to environmental liabilities focusing on the federal superfund statute and its state counterpart.  He has also obtained brownfield redevelopment tax credits for a number of clients.  He has successfully represented many businesses in disputes with the U.S. EPA and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment.  Arthur has also authored a number of published articles and has spoken and taught courses on a wide variety of environmental law topics.   He is the immediate past Chair of the Michigan Chamber Environmental Quality Committee.

Full Bio: http://www.jaffelaw.com/Bio/ArthurSiegal.asp


Heather M. Maldegen-Long

Heather M. Maldegen-Long is an associate in the Southfield office of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss. She is a member of the Firm’s Real Estate and Financial Services Practice Groups. Prior to joining Jaffe, Heather was a manager at The Beanstalk Group in Troy and held various other positions in business and management.

Heather is a magna cum laude graduate of North Carolina State University and a cum laude graduate of Wayne State University Law School. She also earned her Master’s of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University.


The posts on Michigan Green Law represent the views of the bloggers and not Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.  The purpose of Michigan Green Law is for education, not to give legal advice and not to promise any particular outcome in any particular set of circumstances.