Tim Haley represents developers, manufacturers and municipalities on the full range of environmental regulation and its impact on commercial and developmental objectives. Tim enjoys working on matters that allow for delivering creative solutions in a resource- and time-efficient way, with a focus on identifying and mitigating the risks associated with the environmental concerns that impact business.
Tim focuses his practice on regulatory issues arising from environmental laws, including planning and diligence in business and real estate transactions, permitting, administrative rulemaking proceedings, administrative enforcement defense and other administrative or civil litigation. Tim also advises clients during the acquisition of potentially environmentally impaired properties, and on compliance issues associated with solid and hazardous waste management and disposal, storm water management, flood plain development and wetlands development and permitting.
Appreciated for his client-centric, novel approach to overcoming complex problems and obstacles to progress, Tim thrives when faced with resolving difficult, complicated regulatory challenges. His experience is both broad and deep, ranging from comprehensive advice on environmental risks in property transactions, to advocacy and counseling on matters before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, homeland security and FEMA.
Tim also serves as Barnes & Thornburg’s representative to the American Society for Testing and Materials E50 Committee. He actively participates in negotiating and drafting ASTM standards and guides associated with brownfields or other environmentally impaired properties, including ASTM’s Standard Guide for Identifying and Complying with Continuing Obligations, (E2790-11), Standard Practice for Performing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (E 1527-13), and ASTM’s Standard Guide for performing Vapor Encroachment Screens (E 2600-10).